1. Advice and guidance

    Bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD)

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease and details of the screening programme.

  2. Consultation paper

    03 Feb 2019

    Fireworks in Scotland consultation: technical annex

    More detail about the current legislation and regulations on the sale and use of fireworks in Scotland.

  3. Consultation paper

    03 Feb 2019

    Fireworks in Scotland: consultation

    We are seeking your views on the use and regulation of fireworks in Scotland.

  4. NEWS

    01 Feb 2019 00:01

    Improvements to animal welfare

    Proposals to increase sentencing for animal cruelty.

  5. Consultation paper

    01 Feb 2019

    Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006: consultation on proposed amendments

    We are seeking views on strengthening animal welfare legislation by increasing the maximum available penalties, introducing fixed penalty notices, and making it easier for approved bodies to quickly make the best arrangements for seized animals.

  6. NEWS

    09 Jan 2019 15:11

    New legislation on fox hunting

    Limitations on dog numbers to be introduced.

  7. Factsheet

    09 Jan 2019

    Animal slaughter

    Information about the various regulations that govern animal slaughter.

  8. Consultation responses

    09 Jan 2019

    Compulsory closed-circuit TV recording at abattoirs consultation: summary of responses

    Analysis of responses to our public consultation on introducing compulsory CCTV recording in Scottish abattoirs.

  9. NEWS

    09 Jan 2019 00:01

    Animal welfare improved

    Mandatory CCTV in abattoirs.

  10. Guidance

    29 Nov 2018

    Exotic diseases of animals: contingency framework plan (2018)

    Version six of our contingency framework plan covering exotic notifiable diseases of livestock.

  11. Advice and guidance

    27 Nov 2018

    Bird gatherings: guidance

    Guidance for organisers of bird gatherings in Scotland.

  12. Advice and guidance

    27 Nov 2018

    Bird gatherings licence: November 2018

    Bird gatherings are currently permitted in Scotland under the general licence. The organiser of the gathering is responsible for ensuring that the conditions of the general licence are complied with, including strict biosecurity requirements.

  13. Advice and guidance

    27 Nov 2018

    Avian influenza (bird flu): how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.

  14. Advice and guidance

    31 Oct 2018

    West Nile virus: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.

  15. Advice and guidance

    31 Oct 2018

    Teschen disease: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.

  16. Advice and guidance

    31 Oct 2018

    Rift Valley fever: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.

  17. Advice and guidance

    31 Oct 2018

    Porcine epidemic diarrhoea: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.    

  18. Advice and guidance

    31 Oct 2018

    Glanders and farcy: how to spot and report the diseases

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of these infectious diseases 

  19. Advice and guidance

    31 Oct 2018

    Epizootic haemorrhagic disease: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease. 

  20. Advice and guidance

    31 Oct 2018

    Equine viral encephalomyelitis: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease. 

  21. Advice and guidance

    31 Oct 2018

    Equine viral arteritis: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.    

  22. Advice and guidance

    31 Oct 2018

    Enzootic bovine leukosis: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.    

  23. Advice and guidance

    31 Oct 2018

    Contagious agalactia: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.

  24. Advice and guidance

    31 Oct 2018

    Classical swine fever: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.

  25. Advice and guidance

    30 Oct 2018

    Dourine: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease. 

  26. Advice and guidance

    30 Oct 2018

    Vesicular stomatitis: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.

  27. Advice and guidance

    30 Oct 2018

    Swine vesicular disease: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.    

  28. Advice and guidance

    30 Oct 2018

    Sheep and goat pox: how to spot and report the diseases

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of these infectious diseases.

  29. Advice and guidance

    30 Oct 2018

    Rinderpest: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.

  30. Advice and guidance

    30 Oct 2018

    Paramyxovirus infection: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.

  31. Advice and guidance

    30 Oct 2018

    Newcastle disease: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.    

  32. Advice and guidance

    30 Oct 2018

    Lumpy skin disease: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.

  33. Advice and guidance

    30 Oct 2018

    Goat plague: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.

  34. Advice and guidance

    30 Oct 2018

    Epizootic lymphangitis: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease. 

  35. Advice and guidance

    30 Oct 2018

    Contagious equine metritis: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.

  36. Advice and guidance

    30 Oct 2018

    Chronic wasting disease: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.

  37. Factsheet

    29 Oct 2018

    Animal diseases: notifiable and non-notifiable diseases

    Specific diseases and current situation in Scotland.

  38. Advice and guidance

    29 Oct 2018

    Tropilaelaps: how to spot and report the pest

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this pest.

  39. Advice and guidance

    29 Oct 2018

    Swine influenza: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.    

  40. Advice and guidance

    29 Oct 2018

    Small hive beetle: how to spot and report the pest

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this pest.

  41. Advice and guidance

    29 Oct 2018

    Scrapie: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.

  42. Advice and guidance

    29 Oct 2018

    Sheep scab: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.

  43. Advice and guidance

    29 Oct 2018

    Schmallenberg: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.

  44. Advice and guidance

    29 Oct 2018

    Rabies: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.

  45. Advice and guidance

    29 Oct 2018

    Foulbrood: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.

  46. Advice and guidance

    29 Oct 2018

    Foot and mouth disease: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.

  47. Advice and guidance

    29 Oct 2018

    Equine infectious anaemia: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.    

  48. Advice and guidance

    29 Oct 2018

    Contagious bovine pleuro-pneumonia: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.    

  49. Advice and guidance

    29 Oct 2018

    Bovine TB

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.

  50. Advice and guidance

    29 Oct 2018

    Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE): how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.

  51. Advice and guidance

    29 Oct 2018

    Bluetongue: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.

  52. Advice and guidance

    29 Oct 2018

    Anthrax: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.

  53. Advice and guidance

    29 Oct 2018

    African swine fever: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.

  54. Factsheet

    29 Oct 2018

    Animal diseases: notifiable and non-notifiable diseases

    Specific diseases and current situation in Scotland.

  55. Advice and guidance

    29 Oct 2018

    Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE): feed controls

    There are specific rules to prevent the spread of BSE and other TSEs through the use of animal by-products in animal feed.

  56. Advice and guidance

    29 Oct 2018

    African horse sickness: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.

  57. Advice and guidance

    28 Oct 2018

    Warble fly: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.    

  58. Advice and guidance

    28 Oct 2018

    Johne's disease: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.

  59. Advice and guidance

    28 Oct 2018

    Brucellosis: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.

  60. Advice and guidance

    28 Oct 2018

    Aujeszky’s disease: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.

  61. Guidance

    15 Oct 2018

    Dog training aids: guidance

    Guidance on training methods and training aids for dogs, with particular focus on the welfare issues that may arise from the use of aversive methods including e-collars.

  62. Advice and guidance

    01 Oct 2018

    Contagious epididymitis: how to spot and report the disease

    Advice on what to do if you suspect there is an outbreak of this infectious disease.    

  63. Advice and guidance

    14 Sep 2018

    Livestock identification and traceability: guidance

    How we identify animals and how they are tracked when they are moved.

  64. Consultation paper

    07 Sep 2018

    Licensing of dog, cat and rabbit breeding activities: consultation

    Seeks views on proposals to introduce new regulations for the licensing of dog, cat and rabbit breeding activities in Scotland.

  65. Consultation paper

    28 Mar 2018

    Introduction of compulsory closed-circuit TV recording at abattoirs: consultation

    Public consultation from 28 March to 20 June 2018 seeking views on the introduction of compulsory CCTV in all areas of slaughterhouses where live animals are present.

  66. Guidance

    17 Oct 2017

    Exotic diseases of animals: communications strategy

    This communications strategy is for use in the event of a disease outbreak, whether a major outbreak with widespread disease, or a more limited incident.

  67. Guidance

    17 Oct 2017

    Exotic diseases of animals: contingency framework plan

    Framework for the response to both a suspected and confirmed outbreak of an exotic notifiable disease of animals in Scotland.

  68. Advice and guidance

    30 Jan 2017

    Animal imports and exports: guidance

    This guidance applies only to import and export of farm animals and domesticated animals.

  69. Advice and guidance

    30 Jan 2017

    Animal by-products: disposal guidance

    Strict regulations designed to prevent harm to people, animals and the environment.

  70. Advice and guidance

    13 May 2016

    Microchipping of dogs: guidance for local authorities

    This information is mainly aimed at local authorities and other delivery partners.

  71. Advice and guidance

    05 Nov 2014

    Biosecurity practices for animal health: guidance

    Biosecurity is a set of management practices that collectively reduce the potential for the introduction or spread of animal disease-causing organisms onto and between farms.

  72. Advice and guidance

    20 Oct 2014

    Animal health: movement restrictions

    Details around the strict controls around the movement of animals to prevent disease.

  73. Advice and guidance

    17 Aug 2010

    Biosecurity practices for animal health: guidance for public sector staff

    Management practices that collectively reduce the potential for the introduction or spread of animal disease-causing organisms onto and between farms.

  74. Advice and guidance

    18 Oct 2006

    Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006: guidance

    The Government has prepared notes to aid understanding by providing general guidance on the content of the Act and where appropriate, to give additional notes on its general and specific provisions. They do not form part of the Act and have not been endorsed by Parliament.