Sheep (England): Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock (PB5162)

Management: Electro-immobilisation, vasectomy & electro-ejaculation 


  1. The electro-immobilisation of sheep is prohibited by law. Vasectomy or electro-ejaculation may be carried out only by a veterinary surgeon.

Schedule 1, paragraph 30 of the Welfare of Farmed Animals (England) Regulations 2000 (S.I. 2000 No. 1870) states that:

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