Animal health and welfare

Farm Livestock, Disease Control and Livestock Markets

Animal health and welfare

We aim to minimise the risks and effects of transmissible diseases and infestations among livestock, and to limit avoidable pain and suffering by animals.  Our Inspectors visit and inspect farms, markets and shows to advise businesses on their responsibilities and to ensure that current legislation is being met.  We receive information from many sources and carry out investigations into fraudulent trading practices and serious breaches of legislation.

 

Animal Health Guidance Notes

DEFRA - Animal Health & Welfare