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Revision of Definitions, Regulations, and Standards for the Humane Handling, Care, Treatment, and Transportation of Dogs, Cats, and Certain Other Warmblooded Animals; Conforming Changes in Requirements for Accredited Veterinarians. : 9 CFR Parts 1, 2, 3, 160 and 161

United States, Department of Agriculture, and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
This document amends the definitions, regulations, and standards under the Animal Welfare Act concerned with the humane handling, care, treatment, and transportation of certain warm blooded animals used for purposes of research, teaching, exhibition or as pets. The revisions contained in these amendments provide for (1) a clarification of the definitions, an amendment of the term, "Veterinary Services representative", and the addition of two terms; (2) automatic termination of licenses for failure to pay the annual renewal fee, payment of license fees by personal check, and deletion of the applicant-affidavit method to ascertain compliance with standards for premises, facilities, and equipment; r issuance of certificates of acclimation .Slower temperatures by USDA accredited veterinarians, (4) the use of certificates of acclimation to lower temperatures by private individuals; and (5) removal of special requirements for the transportation of coursing hounds. This document also makes conforming changes in the requirements and standards for accredited veterinarians. The revisions contained herein are the result of various petitions for reconsideration received by the Department which made new facts and evidence available that appeared to warrant such action.
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