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for every dealer and exhibitor in § 2.40 of this subchapter and every research facility in § 2.33 of this subchapter, and § 3.13 of this subchapter for dogs . A signed copy of the written program of veterinary care should be kept at the licensed or registered facility Q. Is a specific form for the written Program of Veterinary Care for Dogs needed? A. No, however the APHIS Form 7002A, Program of Veterinary Care for Dogs, can be used but is not required. This form is available on-line at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/library/forms/pdf/aphis 7002a.pdf . The form is a fillable .pdf file. It can also be printed or downloaded for your convenience. You can use this form or another method that meets the requirements. Q. How often do dogs need to be examined by the attending veterinarian? A. According to Section 3.13, dogs must have a complete physical examination not less than once every 12 months. Q. Must the Attending Veterinarian conduct every head to tail exam on every dog? . No, the Attending Veterinarian can delegate authority to another veterinarian to complete this work. Q. Does the Attending Veterinarian have to come out to my facility? Q. Must the Attending Veterinarian conduct every head to tail exam on every dog? A. No, the Attending Veterinarian can delegate authority to another veterinarian to complete this work. Q. Does the Attending Veterinarian have to come out to my facility? A. Yes, the Attending Veterinarian has to make regularly scheduled visits not less than every 12 months to all premises where animals are kept. Q. What does my Program of Veterinary Care have to include if I have dogs and other animals? A. You have to meet the new requirements for dogs in the Program of Veterinary Care and you still have to meet the requirements under §2.40 for licensees (§2.33 for registrants) for other species. A. Yes, Medic l r cord re n w required for all dogs. Routine usbandry proc dures, s ch as vaccinations, pr ventive medical procedures, or treatments, p rf rmed on all dogs in a group, may be kept on a si gle record. Copies of the medical records hould be kept at the facility for review by the APHIS inspector. Q. Do I need to have medical records for dogs? A. Yes, Medical records are now required for all dogs. Routine husbandry procedures, such as vaccinations, preventive medical procedures, or treatments, performed on all dogs in a group, may be kept on a single record. Copies of the medical records should be kept at the facility for review by the APHIS inspector. Q. Do I need to have medical records for dogs? A. Yes, Medical records are now required for all dogs. Routine husbandry procedures, such as vaccinations, preventive medical procedures, or treatments, performed on all dogs in a group, may be kept on a single record. Copies of the medical records should be kept at the facility for review by the APHIS inspector. Q. Must the Attending Veterinarian conduct every head to tail exam on every dog? A. No, the Attending Veterinarian can delegate authority to another veterinarian to complete this work. Q. Does the Attending Veterinarian have to come out to my facility? A. Yes, the Attending Veterinarian has to make regularly scheduled visits not less than every 12 months to all premises where animals are kept. Q. What does my Program of Veterinary Care have to include if I have dogs and other animals? A. You have to meet the new requirements for dogs in the Program of Veterinary Care and you still have to meet the requirements under §2.40 for licensees (§2.33 for registrants) for other species. Q. What should be included in the medical records? A. Section 3.13(b) outlines the minimum information needed in the medical record . Q. Is there a specific form or system I need to use for the medical records? A. No, there is no specific form or format required to be used as long as the information requested in §3.13b is used. Records should be logical and legible. Copies of the records should be kept at the facility for review by the APHIS inspector. for every dealer and exhibitor in § 2.40 of this subchapter and every research facility in § 2.33 of this t r, and § 3.13 of this subchapter for dogs . A signed copy of the written program of veterinary care should be kept at the licensed or registered facility Q. Is a specific form for the written Program of Veterinary Care for Dogs needed? A. No, however the APHIS Form 7002A, Program of Veterinary Care for Dogs, can be used but is not required. This form is available on-line at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/library/forms/pdf/aphis 7002a.pdf . The form is a fillable .pdf file. It can also be printed or downloaded for your convenience. You can use this form or another method that meets the requirements. Q. How often do dogs need to be examined by the attending veterinarian? A. According to Section 3.13, dogs must have a complete physical examination not less than once every 12 months. for every dealer and exhibitor in § 2.40 of this subchapter and every research facility in § 2.33 of this subchapter, and § 3.13 of this subchapter for dogs . A signed copy of the written program of veterinary care should be kept at the licensed or registered facility Q. Is a specific form for the written Program of Veterinary Care for Dogs needed? A. No, however th APHIS Form 7002A, Program of Veterinary C re for Dogs, can be used but is n t required. This form is available on-line at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/library/forms/pdf/aphis 7002a.pdf . The form is a fillable .pdf file. It can also be printed or downloaded for your convenience. You can use this form or another method that meets the requirements. Q. How often d dogs need to be xamined by the attending veterinar an? A. According to Section 3.13, dogs must have a complete physical examination n t l ss than once every 12 months. A. Yes, the Attending Veterinarian has to make regularly scheduled visits not less than every 12 months to all premises where animals are kept. Q. What does my Program of Veterinary Care have to include if I have dogs and other animals? A Y u hav to meet the new requirements f r dogs in he Program of Veterinary Care and you still have to me t th requirements under §2.40 for lice se s (§2.33 for registrants) for other sp ci s. Do I need to have medical reco ds for dogs?

Page 2 of 3 A. Routine preventative care includes maintaining a healthy and unmatted hair coat, properly trimmed nails, Page 2 of 3 Q. Who is required to sign the Program of Veterinary Care for it to be compliant? A. The Attending Veterinarian is required to sign the Program of Veterinary Care. Q. What routine preventative care do I need to perform for dogs? A Routine preventa ive care includes maintaining a h althy nd unmatted hair coat, properly trimmed nails, maintained by the dealer or exhibitor for at least 1 year after the dog is euthanized or disposed of, and any period in excess of 1 year to comply with Federal, State, or local law. Medical records for dogs shall be kept and maintained by the research facility for the duration of the research activity, and for an additional 3 years after the dog is euthanized or disposed of, or any period in excess of 3 years to comply with Federal, State of local laws. Q. What vaccinations are required for the dogs? A. In §3.13(a)(3) the vaccinations specifically mentioned include rabies, parvovirus and distemper, unless otherwise required by a research protocol approved by the IACUC at research facilities. In accordance with the schedule provided by or any additional vaccines required by the Attending Veterinarian. otherwise required by a research protocol approved by the IACUC at research facilities. In accordance with the schedule provided by or any additional vaccines required by the Attending Veterinarian. Q. Who is required to ig the Program of Vet rinary Care for it to b com liant? A. The Attending Veterinarian is required to sign e Program of Veterinary C re. Q. What routine preventative care do I need to perform for dogs? Q. What should be included in the medical records? A. Section 3.13(b) outlines the minimum information needed in the medical record . Q. Is there a specific form or system I need to use for the medical records? A. No, there is no specific form or format required to be used as long as the information requested in §3.13b is used. Records should be logical and legible. Copies of the records should be kept at the facility for review by the APHIS inspector. Q. Where should medical records be kept? A. Copies of the medical records should be kept at the facility and be readily accessible for review by the APHIS inspector. Traveling exhibitors should keep copies of the records while in travel status or be able to provide them to the inspector. Q. How long should medical records for dogs be kept? A Medical records for dogs shall be kept and maintained by the dealer or exhibitor for at least 1 year after the dog is euthanized or disposed of, and any period in excess of 1 year to comply with Federal, State, or local law. Medical records for dogs shall be kept and maintained by the research facility for the duration of the research activity, and for an additional 3 years after the dog is euthanized or disposed of, or any period in excess of 3 years to comply with Federal, State of local laws. Q. What should be included in the medical records? A. Section 3.13(b) outlines the minimum information needed in the medical record . Q. Is there a specific form or system I need to use for the medical records? A. No, there is no specific form or format required to be used as long as the information requested in §3.13b is used. Records should be logical and legible. Copies of the records should be kept at the facility for review by the APHIS inspector. Q. Where should medical records be kept? A. Copies of the medical records should be kept at the facility and be readily accessible for review by the APHIS inspector. Traveling exhibitors should keep copies of the records while in travel status or be able to provide them to the inspector. Q. How long should medical records for dogs be kept? A Medical records for dogs shall be kept and Q. What vaccinations are required for the dogs? A. In §3.13(a)(3) the vaccinations specifically mentioned include rabies, parvovirus and distemper, unless oth rwise required by a ese rch protocol approv d by the IACUC t r sea ch facilities. In accordance with the sch dule provided by r any additional vaccines required by the Attending Veterinarian. Q. What should be included in the medical records? A. Section 3.13(b) outlines the minimum information needed in the medical record . Q. Is there a specific form or system I need to use for the medical records? A. No, there is no specific form or format required to be used as long as the information request in §3.13b is used. Records should be logical and legible. Copies of th r cords shoul be k pt at the facility for review by the APHIS inspector. Q. Wher should medical records be kept? A C pies of the medi al records should b kept a the facility and be readily accessible for r vi w by the APHIS inspector. Traveling exhibitors should keep copies of the records while in travel status or be abl to provide them o th inspector. Q. How long should medical records for dogs be kept? A Medical records for dogs shall be kept and maintained by the dealer or exhibitor for at least 1 year after the dog is euthanized or disposed of, and any period in excess of 1 year to comply with Federal, State, or local law. Medical records for dogs shall be kept and maintained by the research facility for the duration of the research activity, and for an additional 3 years after the dog is euthanized or disposed of, or any period in excess of 3 years to comply with Federal, State of local laws. Q. What vaccinations are required for the dogs? A. In §3.13(a)(3) the vaccinations specifically mentio ed include rabies, parvovirus and d stemper, unless Q. Who is required to sign the Program of Veterinary Care for it to be compliant? A. The Attending Veterinarian is required to sign the Program of Veterinary Care. Q. What routine preventative care do I need to perform for dogs? A. Routine preventative care includes maintaining a healthy and unmatted hair coat, properly trimmed nails, Page 2 of 3 accordance with a written Program of Veterinary Care. Heartworm prevention should also b admi istered s prescribed by the Attending Veterinarian. and clean and healthy eyes, ear , skin, and teeth. In addition, skin must be obs rved and cared for to address skin conditions and ectoparasites such as fleas and mites. Dogs should be routinely dewormed in USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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