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Animal Health Act

Pig at Bill Quay Farm
Gateshead Council enforces the Animal Health Act. This provides a framework for the control of animal disease outbreaks, such as:

  • foot and mouth
  • swine fever
  • rabies

This is through routine monitoring of livestock, movement records and transport. 

We carry out visits at farms and other livestock holders. This is to ensure there are no cases of ill treatment or neglect.

We will also carry out checks on the welfare of animals during transport. As well as checking that all necessary paperwork is complete when animals move. This can be between farms or to slaughter. 

We also issue licences for:

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Animal Health Officer
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street

0191 433 3889
0191 433 3934