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Winter Warning - Animal Disease Controls

A warning for residents and visitors, particularly relevant in the Forest of Dean regarding wild boar and food waste.  

Bird keepers are also urged to prepare for the winter Avian Flu threat.  See here

Wild Boar - African Swine Fever Warning

Advice for farmers and smallholders

Self Help Advice

Our aim is to help farmers and smallholders comply with the law.  This includes identification, movements and disease control.  If you have a query regarding compliance with legislation you may find the answer using the resources below:

Advice for Farmers and Smallholders

Note, you will find the general information under "Animal Health and Welfare".  There is also further information on licencing and animal movements here.

For urgent animal health concerns or queries call 01452 887667 (9.30 - 16.00) or email tradingstandards@gloucestershire.gov.uk  

For out of hours emergencies please call 03000 200301 and ask for the duty vet.


If you are unsure what advice you require please use the following link to help identify the relevant areas of law that may affect your business. Trading Standards Institute Business Companion

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