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15.11.17.00.htm 15.11.17.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 11 ANIMAL HEALTH Chapter 17 Humane Treatment of Livestock, Including 3-D Livestock, at Auction Markets Authority: Agriculture Article, ยง3-101, 3-307, and 4-122, Annotated Code of Maryland
15.11.17.01.htm 15.11.17.01. 01 General.. This chapter governs the humane treatment of livestock, including 3-D livestock, by market operators and haulers at auction markets.
15.11.17.02.htm 15.11.17.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms defined.. 1) "Department" means the Department of Agriculture.. 2) Downers.. a) "Downers" means livestock that are down and unable to rise even with assistance.. b) "Downers" includes livestock which, after being assisted to rise, cannot stand and walk without assistance.3) "Livestock" means cattle, swine, sheep, horses, asses, mules, or goats..
15.11.17.03.htm 15.11.17.03. 03 Responsibility of Livestock Market Operators.. A. An operator of a livestock market:. 1) Shall provide humane treatment of livestock in its custody;. 2) May not accept downers for sale at its market;. 3) In the case of livestock that become downers after acceptance for sale at the market, shall:. a) Provide the needed equipment for handling, moving, and, if necessary, euthanizing these animals,. b) Identify and mark the livestock in a distinctive manner,.
15.11.17.04.htm 15.11.17.04. 04 Responsibility of Persons Transporting Livestock.. A person transporting downers from an auction market shall either:. A. If transporting downers with healthy animals, segregate them from the healthy animals, using a rigid barrier; orB. Transport downers in a separate vehicle from that used for healthy animals..
15.11.17.9999.htm 15.11.17.9999. Administrative History Effective date: August 15, 1994 (21:16 Md. R. 1390).
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