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. Animal breeds at risk: registration

    Form to register ownership of animal breeds at risk.

  3. 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.

  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. Commercial fishing and marketing of seafood if there’s no Brexit deal
  3. Send cattle reporting information online or by phone
  4. Fallen stock and safe disposal of dead animals
  5. African swine fever: how to spot and report the disease
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News and communications

  1. New incentives for farmers to strengthen biosecurity on bovine TB
  2. Bovine TB: authorisation for badger control in 2018
  3. Bluetongue virus detected and dealt with in cattle in Yorkshire
  4. Bluetongue virus detected and dealt with in four imported sheep
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Research and statistics

  1. Avian influenza (bird flu) in Europe and in the UK
  2. African swine fever in wild boar in Belgium
  3. Bovine TB epidemiology and surveillance in Great Britain, 2017
  4. Residues of veterinary medicines in food: 2018
  5. Bovine TB: epidemiology reports, 2018
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Bovine TB: summary of badger control monitoring during 2018
  2. Bovine TB: biosecurity progress report 2018
  3. Foot and mouth disease: Exercise Blackthorn evaluation 2018
  4. Contingency plan for exotic notifiable diseases of animals in England
  5. A strategy for achieving Bovine Tuberculosis Free Status for England: 2018 review
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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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