Animal Health's primary function is to prevent the spread of disease and unnecessary suffering of farm animals.
We do this by advising on animal health matters, and by monitoring and enforcing of animal health legislation.
- enforce standards and advise on the quality and composition of feedstuffs given to food animals. If you wish to register as a feed business please complete and submit a Feed registration form
- enforce laws relating to disease control
- enforce movements of livestock
See below for more links to more detailed advice/information from our partners such as the Trading Standards Institute, Department for Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs (Defra), and the Animal and Plant Health Agency.
Advice for Livestock keepers
Please visit the following page for advice for livestock keepers- Livestock keepers
If you keep animals and you suspect signs of any notifiable disease ie Bovine TB, Foot & mouth, Rabies, Avian flu, African Swine Fever you must notify the Animal and Plant Health Agency APHA immediately. Visit the following page for further information- Animal diseases
Current updated information on African Swine Fever is available to view on the attached document African Swine Fever Guidance for Pig keepers.
Advice on transport and disposal of animal by-products
For information on transport and disposal of animal by-products please visit the Gov.uk website.
For further information. please contact us:
- African Swine Fever Guidance for Pig keepers_v4
- Download (789KB - DOCX)