1. Advice and guidance

    25 Nov 2021

    Livestock worrying: protocol for examination of dogs

    Joint protocol for the examination of dogs in connection with livestock worrying agreed by the Scottish Government, Police Scotland, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) Veterinary Services, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and the British Veterinary Association (BVA).

  2. NEWS

    12 Feb 2021 13:12

    Avian Influenza Case

    Second case of disease confirmed in flock of kept gamebirds in Scotland.

  3. Advice and guidance

    23 Dec 2020

    Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010: guidance - updated

    Guidance is provided in accordance with the duty upon the Scottish Ministers under section 12(1) of the Control of Dogs (Scotland) Act 2010 to issue guidance to local authorities in relation to the exercise of their functions and the functions of authorised officers under the 2010 Act.

  4. Advice and guidance

    01 Dec 2019

    Bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD)

    Advice on the requirements of Scotland’s BVD eradication scheme and details of the screening programme.

  5. Impact assessment

    04 Oct 2019

    Animal Welfare Bill: BRIA

    Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA).

  6. Transparency data

    07 May 2019

    Sheep scab notifications

    Notifications of suspected or confirmed cases of sheep scab in Scotland mapped by region.

  7. 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.

  8. Advice and guidance

    29 Oct 2018

    Bovine TB

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

  9. Advice and 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.