Ante-Mortem Livestock Inspection - Revision 3
This directive provides instructions to inspection program personnel (IPP) on how to inspect livestock before slaughter (ante-mortem inspection) and the methods used to verify that livestock offered for slaughter have received ante-mortem inspection. FSIS is reissuing this directive to incorporate the instructions for verifying the handling of non-ambulatory disabled veal calves, removing the requirement that ante-mortem inspection must be performed in holding pens, and updating the disposition instructions for recumbent cattle. Also, FSIS has updated the directive to provide a definition for “promptly” (as it pertains to euthanasia) and additional instructions about entering the US Suspect tag in the Public Health Information System (PHIS).
- Provides procedures for IPP to use in performing ante-mortem inspection of livestock
- Provides methodology to IPP for verifying that livestock offered for slaughter have received antemortem inspection
- Provides instructions to IPP for entering dispositions in PHIS
- Clarifies to IPP the disposition requirements for non-ambulatory disabled cattle, including veal calves