Concern About Animal Welfare

Advice from NFU Cymru on Protecting Your Animals In Transit can be found here

It is important to monitor and investigate the treatment of animal health and welfare.

  • If you suspect concern over the slaughtering of farm animals, contact The Food Standards Agency Click here.
  • If you are concerned about the way farm animals are being transported or treated at a livestock market, contact trading standards Click here.
  • If you have a farm animal enquiry that is not a welfare issue, contact The Animal and Plant Health Agency Click here.
  • If you see an animal on a farm in danger, distress, ill or injured, contact the RSPCA Click here.
  • Animal Welfare codes Click here.

Gwaredu BVD

  • Animal Health & Welfare Wales (AHWW), established Gwaredu BVD, supports the Welsh farming industry by delivering solutions to some of its key animal health and welfare challenges Click here to find out more.

Animal Disease – International Disease Monitoring

  • Latest and live update reports for all diseases – essential for ASF and Bird Flu at moment – can be found here
  • It flags when risks from international threats arise. 

Avian Influenza: Find the latest information from DEFRA on Prevention Zones, Disease Control and Movement Controls here

‘How a farm has reduced lameness to 2% in an open flock’ click here to read an article with Farmers Weekly on how a farm ‘reduced lameness from 10% to 2% and cut antibiotic use by 30% by addressing the challenge of operating an open flock proactively.’

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