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Detailed guide: VCU protocols and procedures for testing agricultural crops

Detailed guide: VCU protocols and procedures for testing agricultural crops

Protocols and procedures for testing the value for cultivation or use (VCU) of agricultural crops.

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Detailed guide: Bringing Specified Animal Pathogens into GB

Detailed guide: Bringing Specified Animal Pathogens into GB

Find out about the licences you need and rules you must follow to import Specified Animal Pathogens into England, Scotland and Wales.

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Detailed guide: Avian influenza (bird flu)

Detailed guide: Avian influenza (bird flu)

How to spot avian influenza (bird flu), what to do if you suspect it, and measures to prevent it.

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COVID 19: sample submission guidance for VICs and PME centres

COVID 19: sample submission guidance for VICs and PME centres

APHA continues to provide post mortem and diagnostic testing support for livestock veterinarians but due to COVID-19 restrictions, the service is impacted.

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): advice for people with animals

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): advice for people with animals

Advice for pet owners and livestock keepers on maintaining the welfare of their animals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Guidance: Pet travel: approved air, sea and rail carriers and routes

Guidance: Pet travel: approved air, sea and rail carriers and routes

Check the transport companies and routes you can use to bring your pet cat, dog or ferret to England, Scotland or Wales.

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Guidance: Plant Varieties and Seeds Gazette, 2020

Guidance: Plant Varieties and Seeds Gazette, 2020

Published March 2020 and special edition 2020/1 gazettes which provide information on practices and procedures covered under National List Regulation.

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Guidance: Poultry Health Scheme: list of members

Guidance: Poultry Health Scheme: list of members

Details of poultry establishments who are approved members of the Poultry Health Scheme (PHS).

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Research and analysis: Avian influenza in wild birds

Research and analysis: Avian influenza in wild birds

Report on weekly findings of highly pathogenic avian influenza (bird flu) in wild birds in Great Britain.

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Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): advice for people with animals

Detailed guide: Coronavirus (COVID 19): advice for people with animals

Advice for pet owners and livestock keepers on maintaining the welfare of their animals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Research and analysis: Bovine TB: epidemiology reports, 2019

Research and analysis: Bovine TB: epidemiology reports, 2019

Descriptive reports on the epidemiology of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in the low risk area (LRA) of England.

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Guidance: Animal by product operating plants: approved premises

Guidance: Animal by product operating plants: approved premises

Details of approved and registered animal by-product (ABP) operating plants in Great Britain and the Channel Islands.

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Guidance: Animal by product operating plants: approved premises

Guidance: Animal by product operating plants: approved premises

Details of approved and registered animal by-product (ABP) operating plants in Great Britain and the Channel Islands.

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Form: Plant products for export: application for certification

Form: Plant products for export: application for certification

Form to apply for the examination and certification of plant products for export.

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Form: Animal gathering: licence application

Form: Animal gathering: licence application

Forms and contingency plan for a premises to apply for a licence to hold an animal gathering.

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Research and analysis: Avian influenza (bird flu) in Europe and in the UK

Research and analysis: Avian influenza (bird flu) in Europe and in the UK

Preliminary and updated outbreak assessments for avian influenza (bird flu) in Europe and in the UK.

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Research and analysis: African swine fever in pigs and wild boars in Europe

Research and analysis: African swine fever in pigs and wild boars in Europe

Updated outbreak assessment for African swine fever in wild boar and domestic pigs in Eastern Europe and Belgium.

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Research and analysis: African swine fever in pigs and wild boars in Europe

Research and analysis: African swine fever in pigs and wild boars in Europe

Updated outbreak assessment for African swine fever in wild boar and domestic pigs in Eastern Europe and Belgium.

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Detailed guide: Export food, drink and agricultural products

Detailed guide: Export food, drink and agricultural products

Check if you need a certificate to export food, drink and agricultural products.

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Detailed guide: The Seed Potato Classification Scheme

Detailed guide: The Seed Potato Classification Scheme

How to apply for certification, the register of growers and fees for crop and tuber inspections under the Seed Potato Classification Scheme (SPCS).

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Guidance: Plant Varieties and Seeds Gazette, 2020

Guidance: Plant Varieties and Seeds Gazette, 2020

Published February 2020 and special edition 2020/1 gazettes which provide information on practices and procedures covered under National List Regulation.

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Detailed guide: Export plants, seeds, bulbs and wood

Detailed guide: Export plants, seeds, bulbs and wood

Check if you need a licence or phytosanitary certificate to export plants, seeds, bulbs or wood.

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Detailed guide: Export agricultural machinery

Detailed guide: Export agricultural machinery

You may need a plant health certificate to export used farm machinery outside the EU.

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Corporate report: Section 80 report for 2019 under the Animal Health Act 1981

Corporate report: Section 80 report for 2019 under the Animal Health Act 1981

Expenditure incurred and prosecutions taken under the Animal Health Act 1981 and incidences of disease in imported animals in 2019.

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Form: Meat chicken notification

Form: Meat chicken notification

Form for poultry keepers to notify the Animal and Plant Health Agency of chickens kept for meat production.

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Form: Additional CPH for an officially TB free cattle business: application

Form: Additional CPH for an officially TB free cattle business: application

Form and conditions to apply for additional County Parish Holding numbers for cattle businesses which are officially TB free.

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Form: Apply to register temporary use of land to keep livestock

Form: Apply to register temporary use of land to keep livestock

Apply for a Temporary Land Association (TLA) or temporary County Parish Holding Number (tCPH) to keep livestock on land temporarily.

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Form: Egg production site: registration

Form: Egg production site: registration

Form to register an egg production establishment.

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Form: Egg packing centre: registration

Form: Egg packing centre: registration

Form for packing centres to apply for approval to pack eggs.

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Form: Egg hatchery and chick breeding premises: registration

Form: Egg hatchery and chick breeding premises: registration

Form to register an establishment used for hatching egg and chick production.

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Form: Endangered species: apply for a commercial use certificate

Form: Endangered species: apply for a commercial use certificate

Form to apply for a certificate to use a CITES-listed specimen for commercial purposes.

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Form: Endangered species: apply for an import and export permit

Form: Endangered species: apply for an import and export permit

Form to apply for a permit to import, export or re-export a CITES-listed specimen in or out of the UK.

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Form: Poultry (including game birds): registration rules and forms

Form: Poultry (including game birds): registration rules and forms

How and when you must register as a poultry or game bird keeper and how to register voluntarily (if you keep birds, such as chickens, as pets)

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Guidance: Poultry Health Scheme: list of members

Guidance: Poultry Health Scheme: list of members

Details of poultry establishments who are approved members of the Poultry Health Scheme (PHS).

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Guidance: Pet travel: approved air, sea and rail carriers and routes

Guidance: Pet travel: approved air, sea and rail carriers and routes

Check the transport companies and routes you can use to bring your pet cat, dog or ferret to England, Scotland or Wales.

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Detailed guide: The Seed Potato Classification Scheme

Detailed guide: The Seed Potato Classification Scheme

How to apply for certification, the register of growers and fees for crop and tuber inspections under the SPCS.

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Detailed guide: Export plants, seeds, bulbs and wood

Detailed guide: Export plants, seeds, bulbs and wood

Check if you need a licence or phytosanitary certificate to export plants, seeds, bulbs or wood.

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Form: Potato cyst nematode: application for soil sampling

Form: Potato cyst nematode: application for soil sampling

Form and guidance to apply for official soil sampling of land for potato cyst nematode.

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Form: Plant products for export: application for certification

Form: Plant products for export: application for certification

Form to apply for the examination and certification of plant products for export.

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Detailed guide: Export agricultural machinery

Detailed guide: Export agricultural machinery

You may need a plant health certificate to export used farm machinery outside the EU.

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Form: Grain for export: application for certification

Form: Grain for export: application for certification

Forms to apply for inspection and certification of consignments of grain for export, and record details of treatment.

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Research and analysis: Wildlife: GB disease surveillance and emerging threats reports, 2019

Research and analysis: Wildlife: GB disease surveillance and emerging threats reports, 2019

Quarterly reports published by the GB Wildlife Disease Surveillance Partnership on the monitoring of disease in wildlife.

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Detailed guide: APHA laboratory test submissions and price lists

Detailed guide: APHA laboratory test submissions and price lists

Guidance on the Animal and Plant Health Agency laboratory testing services and prices for animal disease diagnosis.

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Detailed guide: Importing live animals or animal products from non EU countries: general licences and authorisations

Detailed guide: Importing live animals or animal products from non EU countries: general licences and authorisations

List of general licences and authorisations which allow certain animals and products of animal origin to be imported into Great Britain.

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Detailed guide: Plant health controls

Detailed guide: Plant health controls

Plant health controls, imports and exports, certification schemes, plant passporting and listed quarantine plant pests.

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