Trading Standards – Animal Health

Information about animal health and welfare legislation enforcement.

Animal health and welfare

We enforce animal health and welfare controls. We do this to ensure the health and welfare of farmed livestock and to protect human health, by ensuring high standards of welfare, traceability and the quality of meat entering the food chain.

We deal with the following areas:

  • Disease control
  • Livestock movements
  • Welfare
  • Feeding of livestock
  • Animal by-products

For more information about registration/licensing of animal related activities, please visit Animal Welfare Licensing.

Please use the form below to report concerns about animal health or welfare.

Are there any current notifiable disease restrictions affecting livestock or poultry in the North Lincolnshire?


Management of horses

In addition to the welfare of farmed animals, we have developed a Protocol for the Management of horses [PDF, 4.51Mb]. The protocol explains the various roles and responsibilities of the agencies involved and the processes that should be followed when managing horse related issues.

Keepers of birds or poultry

We maintain a database of poultry keepers throughout North Lincolnshire. This is to ensure that all keepers can be contacted in the event of Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) or other poultry disease outbreaks. To assist with contingency planning in North Lincolnshire, if you keep poultry (no matter how many) and have not previously registered with the council please complete the form below.


For consumer advice:

Citizens Advice Helpline

0808 223 1133

For business advice:

Online Business Advice

Trading Standards
North Lincolnshire Council
Church Square House
North Lincolnshire
DN15 6NL


Personal callers by appointment only

Monday to Thursday: 8.30am to 5pm

Friday: 8.30am to 4.30pm

Out of hours  01724 276444 (emergencies only)