We work with Animal Health, Defra and other partners to ensure readiness for any suspected animal disease in Warwickshire. Livestock keepers must remain vigilant for signs of disease, no matter where in the country they are. Any signs of disease must be reported to the local Defra Animal Health office without delay. Livestock keepers have a vital frontline role in detecting disease and in helping control and eradicated it. Everybody must take full responsibility for ensuring stringent biosecurity and compliance with movement restrictions. Warwickshire businesses wishing to make an animal health or animal health licensing enquiry should contact the Animal Health Licensing Team.
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Feed hygiene regulation
The provisions of EC Regulation 183/2005 (‘the Feed Hygiene Regulation’) came into effect on 1 January 2008, replacing the Feeding Stuffs (Establishments & Intermediaries) Regulation 1999.
The Feed Hygiene Regulation applies to the production of animal feed at all stages, including at primary level (i.e on the farm).
The Feed Hygiene Regulation requires you to notify this Service of current animal feed activities conducted at any establishment under your control, with a view to registration/ approval.
Great Britain Poultry Register
Animal movement record books
Warwickshire County Council Trading Standards Service has previously provided movement books for recording movement details for cattle/sheep/goats/pigs/deer at a cost of £2.50. Due to changes in legislation, the service is stopping supplying these books but instead will supply individual herd registers, pig registers and veterinary medicine books free of charge.
We advise that for sheep movements farmers use the Defra Flock Register
Please contact Warwickshire Trading Standards if you require any of the books below:
- Pig Movement Records
- Movement Register for Bovine Animals
- Veterinary Medicine Records
Movements must be recorded electronically
Sheep and goat movements
Movements must be registered within three days.
To record movements electronically visit Animal Reporting and Movement Service
If you are completing a paper movement document, send it to:
Animal Reporting & Movement Service (ARAMS)
Capita Customer Solutions
PO Box 6299
Advice for smallholders and ‘pet’ livestock keepers
Animal health advice for consumers
Please contact us for a copy of the buying a horse guide.
If you own or manage a premises with a high volume of animals such as a boarding establishment, the CSW Resilience Team can support you in developing your emergency evacuation procedures. Contact them on [email protected], or call 024 7683 4332