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RULE §573.73 Animal Reproduction

Published: 2015

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(a) The Board considers the following activities the
practice of veterinary medicine as defined in the Veterinary Licensing
Act, Texas Occupations Code, §801.002:
  (1) surgical invasion of the reproductive tract of
an animal, including laparoscopy and needle entry unless performed
under the direct supervision of a veterinarian;
  (2) obtaining, possessing or administering prescription
or legend drugs for use in an animal without a valid prescription
from a licensed veterinarian or in a properly labeled container dispensed
by a licensed veterinarian; and
  (3) a breeding soundness examination, which is defined
as the assessment of an animal by a veterinarian to determine the
animal's ability or potential for reproduction, and includes, but
is not limited to, diagnosis by rectal palpation of reproduction structures,
ultrasonography, semen collection and microscopic examination, serum/blood
chemistry analysis, cytology, and biopsy of tissue.
(b) The activities described in this section do not
affect those activities exempted from coverage of the Veterinary Licensing
Act, Texas Occupations Code, §801.004.

Source Note: The provisions of this §573.73 adopted to be effective June 14, 2012, 37 TexReg 4229