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Regulation of livestock movements

The Service has a wide range of responsibilities relating to animal health and welfare in relation to livestock movements. These responsibilities extend to:
  • Ensuring compliance with the Welfare of Animals (Transport) Order in relation to the loading, unloading and handling of stock.
  • Checking movement documents and ensuring compliance with general licence conditions relating to movement and standstill periods
  • Checking adequacy of facilities such as feed, water and penning and/or lairage arrangements.
  • Checking the adequacy of biosecurity, and cleansing and disinfection measures
  • Ensuring protection of stock from extremes of weather.
  • Checking the proper identification of stock.
  • Checking for evidence of animal disease or injury.

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  • Andrew Gilchrist
    Environmental Health and Trading Standards
    Housing and Environment
    Business Hub 15
    3rd Floor South
    Marischal College
    Broad Street
    AB10 1AB
    Phone: (01224) 523800
    Fax: (01224) 523887