Department of Agriculture - Livestock Exhibitions - Unacceptable practices.


Published: 2016-03-21

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This is a mandatory rule.

The following practices are detrimental to the health, safety, and welfare of livestock and are prohibited:

(A) Applying any electrical, mechanical, or other appliance to livestock repeatedly or for a prolonged time period in violation of 9 C.F.R. 313.2 (1979);

(B) Hitting, striking, beating, or otherwise impacting livestock that induces swelling or enhances, transforms or changes the true conformation, configuration, or appearance of the livestock;

(C) Applying any electrical, mechanical, or other appliance that enhances, transforms, or changes the true conformation, configuration, or appearance of the livestock, unless prescribed by the exhibition veterinarian;

(D) Plugging of teats;

(E) Sealing of teats using unapproved substances or for longer than eighteen hours using approved substances;

(F) Injecting material into udders or teats for non-medical purposes or otherwise artificially modifying the appearance or conformation of the udder or teat;

(G) Using ice, ice packs, cold packs, or cold compresses internally or externally other than in accordance with paragraph (S) of rule 901-19-12 of the Administrative Code;

(H) Using a stomach tube or pump for any purpose other than for the relief of tympany or gas on the day of exhibiting;

(I) Drenching of livestock at an exhibition is prohibited except as permitted under paragraph (Q) of rule 901-19-12 of the Administrative Code.