|A. Restraining Animals
- Animals should be tied or penned in a
manner that will not hurt the animals or restrict it's breathing in
- Animals should be tied so all
four feet are firmly on the ground and they have enough room to
stand comfortably and lie down.
- Animals should be tied so they are not
able to injure animals tied near them.
- Animals unaccustomed to each other
should not be penned together.
- Any type of rough handling which could
harm the animal is prohibited. The use of whips, canes, and show
sticks should be restricted to showing only and be used only to
guide the animals, not punish them. Remember animals will respond
quicker to quiet, gentle handling, than loud, rough handling.
- All animals should have bedding that
is dry and clean. Pens should be cleaned regularly to keep the
animals clean and comfortable. If non-traditional bedding, such as
carpet, is used it should be regularly cleaned (at least twice
daily) to keep the pen free from manure.
|D. Feeding & Water
- Animals should be well fed and have
access to clean water regularly. Realizing that many market animals
must have restricted amounts of feed to maintain the proper weight,
animals must be fed adequate amounts of feed to meet the animal's
basic requirements. Animals not allowed reasonable access to feed
and water will be disqualified from the show.
- Animals should be transported in a way
that is both safe and considerate of the animal's well-being.
|F. Blanket/Sweat Collars
- Any type of material such as blankets
or sweat collars should be large enough to permit normal body
functions such as breathing, eating, drinking, or lying down.
- It is the responsibility of the
exhibitor to provide proper health care for their animals through
routine inspection and consultation with health care professionals.
The improper or illegal use of drugs or antibiotics is prohibited.
If medication is indicated, be sure to follow the label directions
and allow more than the stated withdrawal time.