Need some help managing your livestock? Looking to import animals? Having problems with bats? The Animal Production and Health (AP&H) Services Division of the Ministry of Food Production, Land and marine Affairs can offer solutions to all of these problems, and more.

In this Division of the Ministry, our goal is to help develop the policy and foundations for sustainable livestock production, health and well-being. Animal Production and Health is divided into two divisions: Animal Production and Animal Health.

Advisory services to farmers with respect to Animal Production

Who Qualifies
All Livestock Farmers

How to obtain Service by the Animal Production and Health Services Division
Call the Centeno Livestock Station

Contact Information
Centeno Livestock Station, El Carmen, 669-5296 or 669-1159

Advise on Poultry Husbandry and Farm Management

Who Qualifies
Farmers

How to obtain Service by theAnimal Production and Health Services Division
Please call the National Animal DiseaseCentre for an appointment

Contact Information
Poultry Surveillance Unit, National Animal Disease Centre,
Caroni North Bank Road, Centeno
Tel: 642-0063/64 ,642-8157, 642-0055 (disease hotline)

Animal Health and Production / Advisory Services to Farmers

Who Qualifies
Livestock Farmers

How to obtain Service by theAnimal Production and Health Services Division
Call the appropriate County Office forappointment

Contact Information
Veterinary County Offices
Wallerfield – Tel: 667-8488
El Reposo Demonstration Station –Tel:  668-2449 / 668-5127
Rio Claro Demonstration Station – Tel: 644-2326
St. Patrick (Penal) – Tel: 647-8460 / 647-4672
Point Fortin – Tel: 648-2384
Victoria – Tel: 652-2033
St. George County Office, Havelock St, Curepe –Tel:  662-5986
Caroni – Tel: 672-4411

Animal Inspection

Who Qualifies
Livestock Farmers

How to obtain Service by theAnimal Production and Health Services Division
Call the appropriate County Office for appointment

Contact Information
Veterinary County Offices
Wallerfield – Tel: 667-8488
El Reposo Demonstration Station –Tel:  668-2449 / 668-5127
Rio Claro Demonstration Station – Tel: 644-2326
St. Patrick (Penal) – Tel: 647-8460 / 647-4672
Point Fortin – Tel: 648-2384
Victoria – Tel: 652-2033
St. George County Office, Havelock St, Curepe –Tel:  662-5986
Caroni – Tel: 672-4411

Animals / Laboratory Diagnostic Tests

Who Qualifies
Members of theGeneral Public andVeterinarians

How to obtain Service by theAnimal Production and Health Services Division
Call in advance or walk in service withsamples
Interested persons are asked to call for information

Contact Information
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex,
Mt. Hope Tel:  645-4593 and 662-5678

Artificial Breeding Centre facilitates Secondary Schools and Tertiary Institutions’ field trips on written request only.

Who Qualifies
Tours are only available on request to Secondary School and Tertiary Institutions.

How to obtain Service by the Animal Production and Health Services Division

Send a letter addressed to the to the Director, Animal Production and Health
#80 Abercomby Street, Port-of-Spain.
Contact Information
Artificial Breeding Centre, Heights of Aripo, 667-9291 or 667-9449 for more information.

Diagnosis, Treatment and Control of Poultry Disease

Who Qualifies

Farmers

How to obtain Service by theAnimal Production and Health Services Division

Please call the National Animal DiseaseCentre for an appointment

Contact Information

Poultry Surveillance Unit, National Animal Disease Centre,
Caroni North Bank Road, Centeno
Tel: 642-0063/64 ,642-8157, 642-0055 (disease hotline)

 

Demonstration of farming techniques is done in collaboration with ETIS

Who Qualifies
All livestock farmers

How to obtain Service by the Animal Production and Health Services Division
Click Here or Visit the ETIS Division page for a list of FREE Training Courses Offered

Contact Information

Farmers Training Centre,
Caroni North Bank Road, Centeno
Tel. No: 646-1966; 642-0167
Fax No: 642-0601
Email: FPETIS@gov.tt

Farms Surveillance (Broilers, Layers, Ducks, Turkeys and Rabbits)

Who Qualifies
Farmers

How to obtain Service by theAnimal Production and Health Services Division
Please call the National Animal DiseaseCentre for an appointment

Contact Information
Poultry Surveillance Unit, National Animal Disease Centre,
Caroni North Bank Road, Centeno
Tel: 642-0063/64 ,642-8157, 642-0055 (disease hotline)

Importation of dogs and cats into Trinidad and Tobago

Who Qualifies

General Public

How to obtain Service by theAnimal Production and Health Services Division

Guidelines and Application form for the importation of dogs and cats into Trinidad and Tobago click here

Contact Information

Animal Production and Health
Division ,

80 Abercromby Street, Port of Spain

Tel:1 868 625-5997/1473

Inspection of Live Poultry and Eggs at Ports of Entry

Who Qualifies
Hatcheries

How to obtain Service by theAnimal Production and Health Services Division
Call 24hrs in advance

Contact Information
Poultry Surveillance Unit, National Animal Disease Centre,
Caroni North Bank Road, Centeno
Tel: 642-0063/64 ,642-8157, 642-0055 (disease hotline)

Livestock Clinical Care and Treatment

Who Qualifies
Livestock Farmers

How to obtain Service by theAnimal Production and Health Services Division
Call the appropriate County Office for appointment

Contact Information
Veterinary County Offices
Wallerfield – Tel: 667-8488
El Reposo Demonstration Station –Tel:  668-2449 / 668-5127
Rio Claro Demonstration Station – Tel: 644-2326
St. Patrick (Penal) – Tel: 647-8460 / 647-4672
Point Fortin – Tel: 648-2384
Victoria – Tel: 652-2033
St. George County Office, Havelock St, Curepe –Tel:  662-5986
Caroni – Tel: 672-4411

Livestock Research

  • Research opportunities area offered to Tertiary Institutions to work in collaboration with Research Livestock sub unit ofthe Animal Production and Health Division.
  • Cull stock (the off-shoot of research) may be sold to the farming community.
  • Field tours and demonstrations for Secondary schools, Tertiary Institutions and nature groups can be arranged by written request only.
  • Demonstration visits are arranged by written request only.

Who Qualifies

  • Tertiary Institutions qualify for research opportunities. 
  • Tours are only available on request to Nature groups, Secondary Schools and Tertiary Institutions on written request only.
  • Demonstrations are only available on request to Secondary Schools and Tertiary Institutions on written request only.

How to obtain Service by theAnimal Production and Health Services Division

Send a letter addressed to the to the Director, Animal Production and Health 
Contact
80 Abercromby St. POS
Tel: 625-5997, 625-1473, 669-6623

Monitoring of Equine Quarantine

Who Qualifies
Horse Owners

How to obtain Service by theAnimal Production and Health Services Division
Animal Production and HealthDivisional Office for obtaining all animalpermits.

Contact Information
Animal Production and Health
Abercromby Street POS
Tel: 625-5997, 625-1473
Fax: 625-5993

 

Monitoring of Livestock and Humans for incidents of Bat Biting Monitoring and Control of the Vampire Bat Population

Who Qualifies
Livestock Farmersand Members of thePublic

How to obtain Service by theAnimal Production and Health Services Division
Call your County Office forappointment

Contact Information
Anti-Rabies Unit
Wallerfield – Tel: 667-8488
El Reposo Dem. Stat. – Tel:668-2449, 668-5727
Rio Claro Dem. Stat. – Tel:644-2326
St. Patrick (Penal) – Tel:647-8460 / 647-4672
Point Fortin –Tel: 648-2384
Victoria – Tel:652-2033
St. George County Office, Havelock St, Curepe – Tel:662-5986
Caroni – Tel:672-4411
National Animal Disease Centre, Caroni North Bank Road, Centeno Tel:642-0063/64

Necropsy of Animals

Who Qualifies
Members of the General Public and Veterinarians

How to obtain Service by the Animal Production and Health Services Division
Call in advance or walk in service withsamples
Interested persons are asked to call forinformation

Contact Information
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex,
Mt. Hope Tel:  645-4593 and 662-5678

Preventative Medicine Programmes for Animals

Who Qualifies
Livestock Farmers

How to obtain Service by theAnimal Production and Health Services Division
Call the appropriate County Office for appointment

Contact Information
Veterinary County Offices
Wallerfield – Tel: 667-8488
El Reposo Demonstration Station –Tel:  668-2449 / 668-5127
Rio Claro Demonstration Station – Tel: 644-2326
St. Patrick (Penal) – Tel: 647-8460 / 647-4672
Point Fortin – Tel: 648-2384
Victoria – Tel: 652-2033
St. George County Office, Havelock St, Curepe –Tel:  662-5986
Caroni – Tel: 672-4411

Prevention and Control of Bovine Tuberculosis (TB)

Who Qualifies
Livestock Farmers

How to obtain Service by the Animal Production and Health Services Division
Call the appropriate County Office for appointment

Contact Information
Veterinary County Offices
Wallerfield – Tel: 667-8488
El Reposo Demonstration Station –Tel:  668-2449 / 668-5127
Rio Claro Demonstration Station – Tel: 644-2326
St. Patrick (Penal) – Tel: 647-8460 / 647-4672
Point Fortin – Tel: 648-2384
Victoria – Tel: 652-2033
St. George County Office, Havelock St, Curepe –Tel:  662-5986
Caroni – Tel: 672-4411

Provision of artificial insemination services for the livestock community.

This service is offered week days, weekends and public holidays. The livestock semen is either frozen or fresh depending on the type of animal. The services are performed for cattle, water buffalo, sheep, goats and pigs. There is a limited rabbit artificial insemination service, which is performed on special request.

Who Qualifies
Livestock Farmers

How to obtain Service by theAnimal Production and Health Services Division

Call the Artificial Breeding Centre
Contact
Breeding Centre, Heights of Aripo, 667-9291 or 667-9449.

Rabies Vaccination of Livestock

Who Qualifies
Livestock Farmers

How to obtain Service by theAnimal Production and Health Services Division
Call the appropriate County Office for appointment

Contact Information
Veterinary County Offices
Wallerfield – Tel: 667-8488
El Reposo Demonstration Station –Tel:  668-2449 / 668-5127
Rio Claro Demonstration Station – Tel: 644-2326
St. Patrick (Penal) – Tel: 647-8460 / 647-4672
Point Fortin – Tel: 648-2384
Victoria – Tel: 652-2033
St. George County Office, Havelock St, Curepe –Tel:  662-5986
Caroni – Tel: 672-4411

Sale of breeding stock to the farming community. Livestock available for sale are dairy cattle, sheep, goats and rabbits.

Who Qualifies

Livestock Farmers

How to obtain Service by theAnimal Production and Health Services Division

Call the Centeno Livestock Station
Contact
Centeno Livestock Station, El Carmen, 669-5296 or 669-1159.

Sale of forage

Fresh grass is sold at Mon Jaloux Forage Development Centre and La Gloria Forage Farm to livestock farmers. The Mon Jaloux FDC is currently exploring the production of hay to make it available to farmers for purchase.

Who Qualifies

Livestock Farmers

How to obtain Service by theAnimal Production and Health Services Division

Call the Centeno Livestock Station
Contact
Centeno Livestock Station, El Carmen, 669-5296 or 669-1159

Veterinary Diagnostic Services for Livestock Producers

Who Qualifies
Livestock Farmers

How to obtain Service by theAnimal Production and Health Services Division
Call the appropriate County Office for appointment

Contact Information
Veterinary County Offices
Wallerfield – Tel: 667-8488
El Reposo Demonstration Station –Tel:  668-2449 / 668-5127
Rio Claro Demonstration Station – Tel: 644-2326
St. Patrick (Penal) – Tel: 647-8460 / 647-4672
Point Fortin – Tel: 648-2384
Victoria – Tel: 652-2033
St. George County Office, Havelock St, Curepe –Tel:  662-5986
Caroni – Tel: 672-4411

Veterinary Diagnostic Services for Livestock Producers

Who Qualifies
Livestock Farmers

How to obtain Service by theAnimal Production and Health Services Division
Call the appropriate County Office for appointment

Contact Information
Veterinary County Offices
Wallerfield – Tel: 667-8488