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Animal Health

Trading Standards - animal health

We 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 
  • Welfare 
  • 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

Management of horses

In addition to the welfare of farmed animals, we have developed a protocol for the management of horses [PDF, 4Mb]. The protocol explains the various roles and responsibilities of the agencies involved and the processes that should be followed when managing horse related issues.

Keepers of birds or poultry

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.

Add bird keeper details to our database

Contact us

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.


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Contact details

For consumer advice:

Citizens Advice Helpline

03454 04 05 06

For businesses advice:

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Trading Standards
North Lincolnshire Council
PO Box 42
Church Square House
North Lincolnshire
DN15 6XQ


Personal callers by appointment only

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 5pm

Friday: 8.30am to 4.30pm

Out of hours  01724 276444 (emergencies only)

Last updated: 28/06/2018