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What we do

Animal Health and Welfare

Our animal health and welfare team enforces the legislation designed to protect livestock, farm animals, and the integrity of the human food chain.

The team’s responsibilities include monitoring and influencing the standards of animal health & welfare on farms, in transport, at markets and other animal gatherings, in order to ensure that they are protected from cruelty and avoidable pain or distress, and also to prevent the spread of disease.

For advice on animal health and welfare law go to our advice sheets.


For animal welfare livestock complaints 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.



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