Our Animal Health and Welfare Team have a statutory duty to enforce animal health and welfare controls.
We do this to ensure the health and welfare of farmed livestock and to protect human health, by ensuring high standards of welfare, traceability and the quality of meat entering the food chain.
We deal with the following areas:
• Disease control
• Livestock movements
• Feeding of livestock
• Animal by-products
We also register anyone who wishes to train or exhibit a performing animal in North Lincolnshire; including the use of animals at circuses, in stage performances or as part of exhibitions.
Make a Performing Animals Application
In addition to the welfare of farmed animals, we have developed a protocol for the management of horses [PDF, 4.5Mb]. The protocol explains the various roles and responsibilities of the agencies involved and the processes that should be followed when managing horse related issues.
We maintain a database of poultry keepers throughout North Lincolnshire. This is to ensure that all keepers can be contacted in the event of Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) or other poultry disease outbreaks. To assist with contingency planning in North Lincolnshire, if you keep poultry (no matter how many) and have not previously registered with the council please complete this survey.
We will assist local businesses to comply with their obligations in relation to any trading standards matter. Please contact us if you require any advice or help.