Velvet antler is defined as growing antler which contains an abundant blood and nerve supply and which has a fully intact skin with a covering of soft fine hair.

Information on the National Velvetting Standards Body (NVSB) including the new velvet hygiene standards

The current NVSB committee members

The removal of velvet without veterinary supervision or anaesthesia is a contravention of the Animal Welfare Act 1999 and is accordingly a prosecutable criminal offence.

Approved Maintenance Compounds from MPI website

And as advised by MPI (codes C31, C37, C38, C41 & C44 are approved for velvetting facilities)