Livestock marking and registration
At the Regional State Administrative Agency, we enforce and advise livestock marking and registration.
Information on enforcement
The animal register allows us to trace animal-based foods and make sure that they are safe.
We also consult our up-do-date animal register when we discover a case of an animal disease. In such a case, we need to know where each animal has been so that animals that may have been infected can be traced and separated from other animals. At the same time, we can find out where the animal contracted the infection and where it has spread to.
We must also be able to trace the chain of infection when we find a zoonosis, i.e. a disease that can be passed from animal to human or from human to animal.
Inspections on farms are conducted by municipal veterinarians and inspectors from a Centre of Economic Development, Transport and the Environment. At slaughterhouses, records and register data are inspected by veterinary inspectors.
Municipal veterinarians and inspectors from a Centre of Economic Development, Transport and the Environment conduct inspections at farms both on a random sampling basis and when there is probable cause to suspect abuses. If any shortcomings are found, we order them to be rectified. If the farm is in breach of the law, we may impose a transport ban on an individual animal or even on all animals on the farm.
We can reinforce the order with a conditional fine if necessary.
Further information on animal welfare is available here.