Terrestrial Animal Diseases
To protect human and animal health, the CFIA conducts inspections and has monitoring and testing programs in place to prevent and control the spread of diseases to the livestock and poultry sectors. The CFIA carries out programs related to animal health and production to guard against the entry of foreign animal diseases and to prevent the spread of certain domestic animal diseases.
Animal diseases are categorized as:
- Reportable diseases
Animal owners, veterinarians and laboratories are required to immediately report the presence of an animal that is contaminated or suspected of being contaminated with one of these diseases to a CFIA district veterinarian.
- Immediately notifiable diseases
In general, immediately notifiable diseases are diseases exotic to Canada for which there are no control or eradication programs. Only laboratories are required to contact the CFIA regarding the suspicion or diagnosis of one of these diseases.
- Annually notifiable diseases
Annually notifiable diseases are diseases for which Canada must submit an annual report to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) indicating their presence within Canada. In general, they are diseases that are present in Canada, but are not classified as reportable or immediately notifiable.
- Other Diseases Monitored by the CFIA
Diseases of interest that are not currently reportable diseases or notifiable diseases.
- Managing Animal Disease Risk
- North American Plan for Animal and Pandemic Influenza
- Private Veterinarians
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