175. Regulated procedures.

A regulated procedure is any procedure applied to a protected animal1 for a qualifying purpose2 which may have the effect of causing the animal a level of pain, suffering, distress or lasting harm equivalent to, or higher than, that caused by the introduction of a needle in accordance with good veterinary practice3.

A procedure applied to an animal for a qualifying purpose is also a regulated procedure if:

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    (1)     it is part of a series or combination of procedures (whether the same or different) applied to the same animal4; and

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    (2)     each of the other procedures in the series or combination is applied for a qualifying purpose5; and

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