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What is teat clipping in dairy calves and goats?
Dairy calves and dairy goat kids may be born with extra teats on the udder, called supernumerary teats. These extra teats are non-functional and not harmful but may leak during milking or, occasionally, become infected. In the dairy industry, supernumerary teats are usually removed.
The RSPCA believes that the clipping/removal of supernumerary teats of dairy calves and kids for aesthetic reasons only must not be performed.
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