Cattle (England): Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock (PB7949)

Cattle
Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock

PB7949
2003.

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Contents

Note
Preface
Introduction

Section 1 - Recommendations for all cattle

Stockmanship
   General
   Inspection
   Handling
   Transport off-farm
   Marking
   Clipping

Health
   General
   Condition scoring
   Biosecurity
   Lameness
   External parasites
   Internal parasites
   Dosing and vaccination equipment
   Notifiable diseases
   Sick and injured animals
   Downer animals
   Record keeping

Feed, water and other substances

 Accommodation
   General
   Straw yards
   Cubicles
   Cowsheds
   Space allowances
   Ventilation
   Lighting

Equipment

Management
   General
   Fencing and hedges
   Injurious weeds

Fire and other emergency precautions

Section 2 - Specific recommendations

Pregnancy and calving

Calf rearing
   General
   Inspection
   Sick and injured calves
   Feed, water and other substances
   Accommodation
   Moving and selling calves
   Castration
   Disbudding and dehorning
   Supernumerary teats

Breeding animals
   Breeding
   Inspection
   Management
   Natural service - bulls
   Artificial insemination and embryo transfer
   Ultrasound scanning
   Bull pens

Dairy cows
   General
   Mastitis
   Milking
   Robotic milkers

Appendices:-

Useful publications

A: Defra publications related to cattle welfare
B: Legislation related to cattle welfare
C: Other useful publications related to cattle welfare

Further information

D: Further information on cattle identification and cattle movements


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