Animal Status Declarations

Animal Status Declarations

Withholding periods and Animal Status Declaration (ASD) forms
The Animal Status Declaration (ASD) form that accompanies all deer being sent for slaughter must accurately be completed with the following information:

  1. whether any animals are within the witholding period of treatment (if the withholding period for a particular treatment is not known, the default period of 91 days applies); and
  2. If so, the product name, method of treatment and dates applied.

(NB: these animals are NOT eligible for slaughter for human consumption until outside the withholding periods)

 In order to fill out this form correctly, the producer responsible for veterinary medicine treatments needs to record on farm the dates and identities of all products administered.