ear cropping

ear cropping

a cosmetic surgical procedure carried out on dogs of certain breeds, including Boxer, Great Dane, Schnauzer, Doberman pinscher and Bouvier des Flandres, that removes approximately one-third of the ear flap and braces the remainder so it stands erect. Practiced widely in the USA, but considered inhumane and an unethical procedure in most of the British Commonwealth countries.

ear cropping clamps
clamps consisting of two aluminum bars with thumbscrews at both ends to screw the bars together, with the part of the ear to be cropped protruding from the edge. They act as a template for cropping the ears of dogs in the correct shape.
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Others, such as Great Danes, undergo ear cropping to make the ears stand up.
Some believe that ear cropping lowers the risk of ear infections, but dogs most prone to this condition, such as poodles and cocker spaniels, do not have cropped ears.
OK, so maybe branding and ear cropping are beyond the pale.
Areas highlighted by the council include restriction on exhibiting and trading dogs and cats and also non-curative surgical interventions--such as ear cropping or defanging.
After lengthy pontificating on their own "humaneness," the council made the declawing option for owners of destructive cats a crime, totally ignoring the cruel cosmetic practices of tail docking and ear cropping of dogs, which is illegal in much of Europe and other countries.
A pet may now be subjected to ear cropping, liposuction, Botox, eyebrow correction, a skin graft or a face peel.
The report for veterinarians covers veterinary malpractice, disciplinary decisions, non-compete agreements, tail docking, ear cropping and other veterinary procedures, ownership vs.
Ear cropping to give the Dobermans the "Doberman" look is expensive but not painful, as it is done under anesthetic.
Further, surgical treatments to which the ASPCA is opposed, such as tail docking, ear cropping and declawing are not covered, aligning with their mission of preventing cruelty to animals in the name of aesthetic 'enhancement.
26 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Executive Board voted to strengthen association policy on two practices common in certain breeds of dogs -- ear cropping and tail docking.
The revised AVMA policy states: "The AVMA opposes ear cropping and tail docking of dogs when done solely for cosmetic purposes.
When legislation becomes necessary for such issues as declawing or ear cropping, there is no doubt it should be conducted by the California State Legislature within the confines of the Veterinary Practice Act.