Animal Welfare

This section contains GAP information leaflets, publications and resources that relate to the welfare of livestock in regards to grazing and land management. Leaflets and publications are available on animal welfare in nature conservation grazing, animal health, dog and livestock interactions.

Please note: We are currently in the process of reviewing and updating all our publications and we cannot currently guarantee the accuracy of all the content. Please contact the GAP office if you have any queries or concerns.

Welfare Considerations of Tethering

Welfare Considerations of Tethering

Tethering can be defined as securing an animal by an appropriately attached chain or rope, to a secure point or anchorage, causing it to be confined to a desired area. This leaflet considers the welfare considerations of tethering outside for nature conservation purposes, not housed tethering.

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Reducing Casualties on Sites with Vehicular Access

Reducing Casualties on Sites with Vehicular Access

Maintaining or reinstituting grazing on to land with road access can be fraught with difficulties. This leaflet is intended to provide information that will help owners and managers of such sites minimize the risks to both animals and drivers.

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Impact of 2001 Foot and Mouth Outbreak on Local Grazing Schemes

Impact of 2001 Foot and Mouth Outbreak on Local Grazing Schemes

A summary of the main findings from a questionnaire survey designed by the Grazing Animals Project (GAP) to determine the impacts of foot and mouth disease (FMD) on conservation grazing schemes. The report complements English Nature’s interim assessment of the effects of FMD (Robertson et al., 2001) which dealt only with England and concentrated on a series of case studies

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Dogs and Grazing

Dogs and Grazing

This leaflet looks at the relationship between dogs, dog walkers and grazing systems.

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Animal Welfare in Nature Conservation Grazing

Animal Welfare in Nature Conservation Grazing

This 120 page overview has been developed through discussions between members of GAP and representatives from animal welfare organisations in the UK. It is intended to provide information that will help enable conservation managers to appreciate and implement high standards of animal care. 120 pages. First published in 2001.

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Animal Health Plans

Animal Health Plans

Information on devising and implementing animal health plans. Including considerations for biosecurity, housing, disease prevention and treatment, health schemes and a comprehensive list of contacts.

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