Current notifiable disease restrictions affecting livestock in the East Riding, protecting your livestock and reporting concerns.
‘Notifiable’ diseases are animal diseases that you’re legally obliged to report to the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), even if you only suspect they are affected.
Notifiable diseases can be:
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) provides more information about notifiable diseases in animals on the GOV.UK website.
There are currently no exotic notifiable disease restrictions affecting premises in the East Riding.
The latest information information on avian influenza and biosecurity can be found on the GOV.UK website.
You can also call:
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra): (03459) 335577
The maintenance of strict biosecurity procedures will minimise the risk of infection, as will remaining vigilant for signs of disease and reporting suspicions immediately.
Read information about controlling disease in farm animals on the GOV.UK website.
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) have produced some useful guidance on protecting poultry:
Defra - How to keep your birds safe from avian influenza (714kb)
Defra - Biosecurity and preventing disease in poultry and captive birds (386kb)
If you notice signs of any notifiable disease in your livestock, you must report them immediately to your local Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) office.
The East Riding is in the APHA 'North Region' and can be contacted on:
Tel: 03000 200 301
To report other concerns about animal disease controls contact the animal health team:
Tel: (01482) 393939