Pigs: A Guide for New Owners

New Pig Keepers Guide

Whether you keep one pet pig or a commercial herd of pigs you need to be registered with Defra. 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. You place both your own and other livestock in the area at risk if you do not register your holding or report "notifiable diseases" Please see Annex 4 for a list of notifiable diseases. If you ever have any questions regarding any of these issues then please do not hesitate to contact the Defra Helpline on 0845 050 9876 or your nearest Animal Health Office.

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