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Category: USDA Animal Welfare
Number of Subcategories: 12
Subcategories:

Presentation 1:

Introduction to APHIS Animal Care and the Regulatory Process

These materials were developed by the Center for Food Security and Public Health in collaboration with USDA APHIS Animal Care to provide information about licensing and regulatory requirements for Commercial Dog Breeders.

USDA Animal Care is responsible for upholding and enforcing the Animal Welfare Act and the Horse Protection Act. The Animal Welfare Act and its associated regulations require that federally established standards of care and treatment be provided for certain warm-blooded animals bred for commercial sale, used in research, transported commercially or exhibited to the public. The Horse Protection Act and its associated regulations seek to put an end to soring (a procedure in which horses are subjected to chemical and/or mechanical irritants in order to enhance their gait) by preventing sored horses from participating in exhibitions, shows, sales, or auctions. The Center for Animal Welfare collaborates with other animal welfare entities to play a central role in USDA’s efforts to build partnerships domestically and internationally, improve regulatory practices, and reach beyond USDA’s traditional enforcement role to develop outreach, training and educational resources. USDA Animal Care’s emergency response component provides national leadership on the safety and well-being of pets during disasters – with the understanding that supporting animal safety during emergencies is a significant factor in ensuring the well-being of pet owners.

USDA Presentation 2:

The Licensing Process

These materials were developed by the Center for Food Security and Public Health in collaboration with USDA APHIS Animal Care to provide information about licensing and regulatory requirements for Commercial Dog Breeders.

Animal Brokers—Anyone who deals in regulated animals but does not take physical possession must be licensed.  If you meet this definition of a broker, you are exempt from certain regulations imposed on dealers who handle animals, but you need the same type of license.  Annual license fees are based on income from commissions and brokerage fees (with no deductions).

USDA Presentation 3: Maintaining Your License

USDA Presentation 4: Program of Veterinary Care

 Presentation 5: Exercise

USDA Presentation 6: Socialization

USDA Presentation 7: Identification

USDA Presentation 8: Housing Part 1 (General Overview)

USDA Presentation 9: Housing Part 2

USDA Presentation 10: Husbandry Standards

USDA Presentation 11: Transportation and Minimum Age Requirements

USDA Presentation 12: Brokers and Auctions