Our trading standards service is responsible for the enforcement of animal health and welfare legislation.
For farm record keeping, laws govern what information must be kept and for how long.
Farm animal carcases cannot be buried or burnt in the open due to the risk of disease being spread by birds and other scavengers or through groundwater or air pollution.
Both the County Council and the district councils have responsibilities for animal welfare.
All rabies-susceptible animals entering the UK have to spend six months in quarantine.