Rule 901-19-12 | Acceptable practices.
This is a mandatory rule.
The following practices are deemed acceptable to protect and promote the health, safety, and welfare of livestock:
(A) Adding caffeine free soda pop, gelatin, or other sweeteners to drinking water in nominal amounts to encourage water consumption;
(B) Hoof trimming;
(C) Cosmetic dehorning in market class livestock;
(D) Using collodion as a teat sealant, but for no longer than eighteen hours;
(E) Adding molasses or other sweeteners to feed to encourage consumption;
(F) Properly administered and approved growth implants;
(H) Beak trimming;
(K) Hot or freeze branding;
(L) Humane ringing;
(M) Tail docking;
(N) Ear notching;
(O) Ear tagging;
(Q) Drenching of livestock for a medical condition at an exhibition when diagnosed by a licensed veterinarian;
(R) Acceptable surgery, including clamps, bands and chemical castration; and
(S) Application of ice, ice packs, cold packs, or cold compresses prescribed to relieve heat stress or a medical condition diagnosed by a licensed veterinarian at an exhibition.