|(a) A licensed breeder shall maintain, at the licensed
facility where the animal is kept, a record for each animal in the
breeder's facility documenting the animal's care.
(1) Records required by this section must be maintained
for at least two (2) years and must include:
(A) the date on which the animal enters the facility
(B) the person from whom the animal was purchased or
obtained, including the name, address and phone number of such person,
and license or registration number if applicable;
(C) a description of each animal, including the species,
color, breed, sex, date of birth (if not known, the approximate age)
(D) any tattoo, microchip, or other identification
number carried by or appearing on the animal;
(E) for breeding females:
(i) breeding dates;
(ii) whelping or queening dates;
(iii) number of puppies or kittens per litter;
(iv) sire or tom for each litter; and
(F) the disposition of each animal with date of disposition.
(2) Records required by this section are in addition
to records related to preventive and therapeutic veterinary care provided
(3) The licensed breeder shall make the animal records
available on request to the department inspector.
(b) Records required by this chapter shall be kept
at the licensed facility where the animal was last housed for two
years from the date of the last entry in the records or the date the
animal is no longer housed at the facility, whichever is later.
(c) When an animal subject to this chapter is transferred
from one licensed facility to another licensed facility, a copy of
records related to that animal and required by this chapter must be
transferred contemporaneously with the transferred animal.
(d) Records documenting routine husbandry, such as
annual examinations, vaccinations, preventive medical procedures,
or treatments or procedures performed on all animals in a group may
be kept on a single record.
(1) Requirements to document in the medical records
maintained for each animal or in the records related to each animal
may include the single group record in addition to or instead of documenting
in an individual record maintained for an animal.
(2) Requirements for approval or documentation by a
veterinarian mean written documentation in the animal's group record,
individual record, or both unless otherwise specified.
(3) The records related to an animal include all individual
and group records related to that animal.