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Animal health and welfare

Fife Council Animal Health Officers carry out a range of duties and activities enforcing the following areas of the legislation:

  • Controls on the spread of animal diseases
  • Animal identification and movement
  • Animal import controls
  • Animal welfare
  • Animal feed hygiene

Animal Health Officers help the farming community to meet their obligations towards the health and welfare of livestock.  They:

  • inspect farms, markets and shows;
  • investigate complaints of animal cruelty in commercial premises;
  • assist with feed hygiene registration,
  • and carry out on-farm inspections.

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