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Farm animal movements and identification

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There are strict rules which govern the movement of farm animals to prevent the spread of disease. Each animal must be identifiable, so that their movements can be checked.

In the event of a disease outbreak the precise location of all livestock is essential for effective measures to control and eradicate highly contagious viruses.

To try and stop the spread of disease there are strict rules controlling the identification and movements of livestock. These rules apply to you even if you only keep one animal of the species covered.