Animals in business contexts
The County Administrative Board works preventively to ensure the wellbeing of animals. If you wish to show an animal in public, it is to us that you must apply for a permit. You also apply for a veterinarian for a public competition.
Do you suspect that an animal you own or care for has contracted a serious illness? If so, you are obliged to immediately report your concern to a veterinarian, in order to reduce the risk of infection and facilitate the control of the disease.
Displaying animals in public
If you operate a premises where animals are displayed to the general public, you need to apply for authorisation from the County Administrative Board. Animals used as attractions or decorations in shops, restaurants or similar activities are also covered by these rules.
Permit for pets and horses
Do you wish to have many pets or horses or carry on an activity involving animals? In that case, you may need to apply for a permit from the County Administrative Board.
Selling, displaying and handling wild plants and animals
Do you wish to help conserve animals and plants, trade in live animals and plants or display wildlife in a zoo? To do so, you will need to apply for permission from the County Administrative Board.
Transport of animals
When animals are transported, they must be transported in a safe manner and the animals must not be subjected to injury or suffering during transport. The County Administrative Board checks animal transport and inspects transport vehicles with regard to animal welfare legislation.
Veterinary surgeons for public competitions
Many public competitions with animals require there to be a competition veterinary surgeon on site. You apply for a veterinary surgeon to the County Administrative Board, and then the person is employed by the Swedish Board of Agriculture.
County Administrative Board of Västra Götaland
Phone: 010-224 40 00