Additional Guidance

Key Livestock Diseases

Buying Bulls


Livestock Associations & Societies




Professional Veterinary Association


Record Keeping Guidance

  • The Scottish Government provide guidance on Livestock ID and Traceability for cattle, on how we identify animals, and how they are tracked when they are moved
  • All cattle births, deaths and movements must be reported to ScotMoves+, operated by ScotEID, completing a multispecies database which can track and trace all farmed animals within Scotland and across the border in real time


Health Schemes

  • Cattle Health Certification Standards (CHeCS) is the regulatory body for Cattle Health Schemes in the UK and Ireland
  • SRUC’s Premium Cattle Health Scheme, one of the largest CHeCS Licensed Schemes in the UK, membership provides testing and management to control BVD, Johne’s Disease, IBR, Leptospirosis and Neospora alongside the CHeCS Bovine TB Herd Accreditation programme


Assurance Schemes


Antimicrobial Stewardship

Further Information