Tail Docking of Cattle

Comment on this policy

The AVMA opposes routine tail docking of cattle. Current scientific literature indicates that routine tail docking provides no benefit to the animal, and that tail docking can lead to distress during fly seasons. Tails may be amputated on an individual basis when medically necessary by or under the guidance of a licensed veterinarian. 

Literature Review:

Welfare Implications of Tail Docking of Cattle