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Animal Welfare
RCVS clarifies legal position on disbudding goats

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ONLY veterinary surgeons are permitted to disbud goats in the UK, the RCVS has confirmed, following recent media reports concerning undercover filming on UK goat farms.

Clarifying the legal position on the procedure, the College says that the removal of the horn bud of goats is considered veterinary surgery under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966. While Schedule 3 of the Act provides certain …

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