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Animal Health & Welfare info

Avian Flu update December 2016

Currently an avian influenza prevention zone has been declared.  For further information please visit the Gov.uk website

 

Bedford Borough Environmental Health & Trading Standards Service is responsible for the enforcement of a wide range of legislation relating to agricultural holdings and the keeping of livestock.  This work covers the following areas:

  • Animal disease such as Avian Influenza, Foot and Mouth, Bluetongue, BSE, and Rabies
  • Animal Welfare Act as it applies to farm animals
  • Identification, movement and record keeping
  • Transportation of animals
  • Disposal of dead animals and other animal by-products
  • Animal feed  
  • Food hygiene at primary producers

 

Much of the work on Animal Health and Welfare is delivered in partnership with Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA). We use a number of methods to deliver our duties including visits to farms and abattoirs, checking farm records by postal recall, reacting to complaints and inspecting livestock vehicles in transit. Much of the work is proactive—working with the farming community to provide advice and education.

For more information, please see the links below or contact the Environmental Health & Trading Standards Service.

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