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Handling Facilities

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Adequate handling facilities are necessary to ensure the safe and easy handling of deer and elk. A good handling facility starts from the raceway with a holding yard, a series of smaller handling pens, and a chute leading to either a manual or a hydraulic squeeze. The well-padded manual squeeze in the photo is designed to safely and comfortably restrain white-tailed deer. A well-restrained animal allows the farmer or veterinarian to safely perform routine management procedures such as vaccination, deworming, ear-tagging, weighing, velveting (removing the antlers) artificial insemination, embryo transfer and pregnancy checks.