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Livestock health and welfare

Wiltshire have a small and dedicated team of Animal Health and Welfare Officers, as Wiltshire is a unitary authority they enforce a variety of legislation designed to help protect the human food chain,animal health and welfare.

The Animal Health Team deals with complaints regarding:

  • Livestock health and welfare on farms
  • In transit
  • In markets
  • At abattoirs

Livestock Welfare Concerns

Notifiable Animal Diseases

It is difficult to predict when a notifiable disease will occur but it is important that farmers and animal owners are vigilant to the signs of disease and take appropriate action to report any suspected cases without undue delay.