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Livestock board returns “turn around” language to veal standard

Following extensive public comment and a fair amount of controversy, the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board has reinserted language in proposed veal standards to stipulate that after Dec. 31, 2017, calves which are housed individually must be able to turn around. Additionally, after Dec. 31, 2017, tethering of veal calves will only be allowed to restrain a calf for examination, transit, treatment or as an intervention for naval cross-sucking.

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Agriculture agreement potentially in jeopardy

In a somewhat surprising development yesterday, the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board reversed its earlier position on draft standards for veal housing and voted to continue to allow calves under 10 weeks of age to be tethered in stalls after Dec. 31, 2017. The previously adopted standard, which was reversed, only allowed tethering of calves under 10 weeks of age after 2017 if the tether was of sufficient length to allow the calf to turn around.

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Agreement reached among HSUS, Ohio governor, and livestock organizations

On the last day for ballot signatures to be filed with the Secretary of State, Gov. Strickland announced a “deal” with HSUS to keep the animal housing issue off the ballot this November. The agreement, which agricultural organizations also signed off on, calls for the Livestock Care Standards Board to adopt regulations which would:

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Experts give members new perspectives on animal housing

On Wednesday, June 16, the OVMA hosted the Animal Housing Issues Symposium. Nearly a hundred veterinarians, students, and other animal welfare officials attended the day-long educational event.

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