We play a role in policing the livestock industry in the borough which includes monitoring the disease and welfare on farms and smallholdings (including pet livestock such as goats/chickens) and of animals in transit, including those being imported and exported through Poole port.
We work in close co-operation with other agencies including the State Veterinary Service and Defra .
If you require any advice on keeping livestock or are concerned about the welfare of livestock please contact us.
The Defra website contains some useful advice on livestock issues.
Page last updated: 30 April 2019