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.

We also:

  • 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

Animal Diseases

If you keep animals and you suspect signs of any notifiable disease ie Bovine TB, Foot & Mouth, Rabies, Avian Influenza, African Swine Fever you must notify the Animal and Plant Health Agency APHA immediately. Visit the following page for further information- Animal diseases

Advice on transport and disposal of animal by-products

 For information on transport and disposal of animal by-products please visit the website

Animal movements

Contact us

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Last updated: 13 March 2024 13:39:12

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