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Livestock Welfare and Care Standards

This document was created by the Livestock Welfare and Care Standards Advisory Council to serve as the minimum care standards for all livestock that are kept in the state Rhode Island. More information on the duties of the Livestock Welfare and Care Standards Advisory Council can be found here. This document also references the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals (2013 Edition) regarding the humane euthanasia of livestock, and the Guide for the Care and Use of Agricultural Animals in Research and Teaching (2010 Edition) for species specific technical information.


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