Keeping farmed animals


  1. Poultry (including game birds): registration rules and forms

    How and when you must register as a poultry or game bird keeper and how to register voluntarily (if you keep birds, such as chickens, as pets)

  2. TB restricted cattle: application for movement licence in England

    Form to apply for a licence to move TB restricted cattle to or from holdings in England.

  3. Approved finishing units for cattle: application

    Forms to register approved finishing units (AFU) for TB restricted cattle in England and Wales.

  4. Animal gathering: licence application

    Forms and contingency plan for a premises to apply for a licence to hold an animal gathering.

  5. Additional CPH for an officially TB free cattle business: application

    Form and conditions to apply for additional County Parish Holding numbers for cattle businesses which are officially TB free.

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Register land you use to keep livestock
  2. Fallen stock and safe disposal of dead animals
  3. Sheep and goat keepers: how to report animal movements
  4. Newcastle disease: how to spot and report it
  5. Bovine TB: how to spot and report the disease
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News and communications

  1. British scientists participated in a seminar in Argentina
  2. New data shows drop in bovine TB as further measures to fight disease unveiled
  3. Bovine TB: authorisation for badger control in 2018
  4. New guide for farmers to help reduce air pollution from ammonia
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Research and statistics

  1. Avian influenza (bird flu) in Europe and in the UK
  2. African swine fever in pigs in China
  3. African swine fever in wild boar in Belgium
  4. Bovine TB: incidence of TB in cattle in licenced badger control areas in 2013 to 2017
  5. Residues of veterinary medicines in food: 2018
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Changing carcase classification and price reporting in abattoirs in England
  2. Bovine TB: Extending the use of Approved Tuberculin Testers (ATTs) to perform skin tests on cattle in England
  3. A strategy for achieving Bovine Tuberculosis Free Status for England: 2018 review
  4. Advice to Natural England on setting minimum and maximum numbers of badgers to be controlled in 2018
  5. Bovine TB: government badger control costs
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Bovine TB: compensation value tables
  2. AHWBE: register of interests
  3. VMD FOI requests received between 1 July and 31 December 2017
  4. Culled badger numbers 1975 to 1998
  5. Incidence of TB in cattle reactors in 2011, 2012 and 2013
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