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Biosecurity
  • Biosecurity in Alberta
    Biosecurity refers to practices designed to prevent, reduce or eliminate the introduction and incidental spread of disease among livestock and poultry. Biosecurity practices minimize the risk of disease spread by identifying risks and developing intervention measures to minimize disease-causing agents from entering or leaving a farm.
  • Biosecurity resources for producers
    All livestock and poultry producers should develop biosecurity plans tailored to their specific operation. Producers are encouraged to work with industry organizations, veterinarians, and other animal health professionals in developing their biosecurity plans. All farm staff and anyone living on the farm need to understand the importance of biosecurity and follow the biosecurity protocols.

    Examples of species specific biosecurity protocols can be found by clicking Species Specific Biosecurity Standards
Carcass disposal
    “Carcass disposal is regulated by the Disposal of Dead Animals Regulation (Alberta Regulation 132/2014). Dead animals must be disposed of in an acceptable manner within 7 days of death. Mortalities can be composted, incinerated, rendered, buried or naturally disposed. If the total weight of dead animal(s) to be buried in a pit exceeds 2500 kg, authorization in writing is required from the Chief Provincial Veterinarian or an inspector appointed under section 6(2) of the Act.”

    Please contact the OCPV if you require a permit.
Emergency preparedness / response
  • Foreign Animal Disease Emergency Support Plan
    The agriculture industry in Alberta is a major contributor to the economy of both the province and Canada. An outbreak of a foreign animal disease (FAD) in the meat or poultry production industry in Alberta could result in economic losses on an unprecedented national scale.
  • Wildfires and livestock
    Step 1: Know the fire risk for your area and determine your plan to deal with the risk level.
    Step 2: Make Plans: Option 1: Shelter in Place, Option 2: Evacuation Plan. Option 3: Last Resort – Freeing Your Animals

  • Traceability
    Traceability is a crucial component of an effective animal health and food safety system that enables precise and rapid emergency response to protect livestock, producers and consumers.
Useful animal health links
    This page provides a list of links to international animal health organizations, animal health organizations in Canada, livestock industry associations in Alberta, and Veterinary colleges across Canada.
 
 
 
 
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This information published to the web on April 12, 2017.
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