Find out about infectious animal diseases including Avian influenza (bird flu).
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.
By law, feed businesses must have a system in place to ensure feed is safe for the animals and the food chain and to be registered or approved by their local authority.
All rabies-susceptible animals entering the UK have to spend six months in quarantine.