Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Animal Health and Welfare team offers free, reliable and impartial advice on rules, regulations and best practice of keeping farm animals.

We ensure that livestock movements are recorded, to help prevent the spread of disease among farm animals. We also ensure that animals are humanely treated during transport and sale and that their food is safe and appropriately labelled.

We also offer free publications, codes of welfare, record books, and movement documents.

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How to contact Animal Health and Welfare

Please send your completed Sheep and Goat Movement Licences to:

Bath & North East Somerset Council 
Animal Health and Welfare
Public Protection
Lewis House
Manvers Street

Tel: 01225 396753
Fax: 01225 396142

Follow this link for Holding and Herd Number Registration information.

AMLS Forms

Other Council services

Other useful contacts

More information about animal health and welfare can also be found on the Trading Standards Institute website.

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