The Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Goats was released in 2022. 

There are various ways to view the Code:

There are a limited number of hard copies of this Code. NFACC encourages use of the electronic version and does not store hard copies. Provincial industry associations or ministries may have copies available.


Table of Contents

Section 1 Roles and Responsibilities
Section 2 Housing and Handling Facilities
Section 3 Emergency Preparedness and Management
Section 4 Feed and Water
Section 5 Husbandry Practices
Section 6 Health Management
Section 7 Transport
Section 8 Euthanasia and On-Farm Slaughter
Appendix A- Sample Goat Welfare Policy
Appendix B- Emergency Telephone List
Appendix C- Mapping Barns and Surrounding Areas for Fire Services
Appendix D- Assessing Farm Buildings for Fire Prevention
Appendix E- To Prepare in Case of Evacuation
Appendix F- Body Condition Scoring
Appendix G- Goat Flight Zone
Appendix H- Properly Trimmed and Overgrown Hooves
Appendix I- Hair Problems around Genitals
Appendix J- Example of Decision Tree for Euthanasia
Appendix K- Lameness Scoring
Appendix L- Important and Serious Infectious Diseases of Goats: Signs and Causes
Appendix M- Transport Decision Tree
Appendix N- Anatomical Landmarks for Euthanasia
Appendix O- Secondary Steps to Cause Death
Appendix P- Sample On-Farm Euthanasia Action Plan
Appendix Q- Acceptable Calibres and Cartridges for Euthanasia of Goats
Appendix R- Standards for Optimizing Animal Welfare Outcomes during Slaughter without Stunning 
Appendix S- Resources for Further Information
Appendix T- Participants
Appendix U - Summary of Code Requirements

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