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Livestock ID and Traceability - Pigs

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Pig identification and traceability is an essential part of disease control in Scotland. In the event of a disease outbreak, it is important that pig movements can be easily traced.

Legislation

All Scottish pig keepers must comply with the requirements of:

The Pigs (Records, Identification and Movement) (Scotland) Order 2011

The Pigs (Records, Identification and Movement) (Scotland) Amendment Order 2011

Guidance

All Scottish pig keepers must comply with the requirements of:

Pig Identification and Registration: Guidance for Keepers in Scotland

Pig Identification and Registration: Guidance for keepers in Scotland: Dear Keeper Letter

*PLEASE NOTE.  The Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA) is now known as the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).  Any direct reference to AHVLA contained within this guidance should be read to be APHA. 

ScotEID

Pig Keepers can register with the ScotEID website online ( www.scoteid.com) or by phoning the ScotEID help centre (01466 794323). You will require the following information:

  • County/Parish/Holding number(s)
  • Herd number(s)
  • Slap Mark(s) (if used)
  • Quality assurance scheme number (if a member)
  • Email address

This is covered in more detail in the following documents:

ScotEID movement database - how to register

ScotEID movement document

 

Visit the Rural Payments and Services website for detailed information on pig inspections in Scotland.