Alberta's Reportable and Notifiable Diseases

 
 
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 Provincially reportable diseases | Provincially notifiable diseases

Click here for more information on the Animal Health Act and Regulations.

Click here to view the Reportable and Notifiable Diseases reference card (501kb)

Click here to view the confirmed Reportable and Notifiable Diseases in Alberta

Click here for the Alberta Reportable Animal Disease Reporting Form.

Click here for the Alberta Notifiable Animal Disease Reporting Form.

Reportable Diseases are those which require action to control or eradicate because they are a threat to animal or human health, food safety or the economy.

Notifiable Diseases are those which simply require monitoring for trade purposes, or to understand their presence in Alberta. No actions will be taken.

Anyone who knows or ought to know that any of these diseases are or may be present in an animal MUST report that fact to the Office of the Chief Provincial Veterinarian within 24 hours by calling 1-800-524-0051.

  • Rabies in domestic animals is now reportable in Alberta under section 3(b)(ii) of the Animal Health Act.
  • Rabies in wild animals is now notifiable in Alberta under section 4(e) of the Animal Health Act.
The following list contains Alberta’s Reportable and Notifiable Diseases, as listed in the Reportable and Notifiable Diseases Regulation.

Provincially Reportable Diseases

For all domestic animals:

    1. Rabies.
For cattle and yaks:
    1. Bovine spongiform encephalopathy;
    2. Disease caused by any toxic substance that is a threat to animal or human health;
    3. Foot-and-mouth disease;
    4. Salmonella Dublin;
    5. Salmonella Typhimurium.
For swine, including wild boars:
    1. Classical swine fever;
    2. Disease caused by any toxic substance that is a threat to animal health or human health;
    3. Foot-and-mouth disease;
    4. Porcine epidemic diarrhea;
    5. Swine delta coronavirus;
    6. Transmissible gastroenteritis.
For domestic chickens, bantams, pheasants and peafowl:
    1. Disease caused by any toxic substance that is a threat to animal health or human health;
    2. Highly pathogenic avian influenza or low pathogenic H5 or H7 influenza virus;
    3. Infectious laryngotracheitis;
    4. Newcastle disease;
    5. Salmonella Enteritidis;
    6. Salmonella Gallinarum;
    7. Salmonella Heidelberg;
    8. Salmonella Pullorum;
    9. Salmonella Typhimurium.
For any of the following birds when kept in captivity: domestic turkeys, ostriches, emus, rheas, pigeons, doves, quail, guinea fowl and wild turkeys:
    1. Disease caused by any toxic substance that is a threat to animal health or human health;
    2. Highly pathogenic avian influenza or low pathogenic H5 or H7 influenza virus;
    3. Newcastle disease;
    4. Salmonella Enteritidis;
    5. Salmonella Gallinarum;
    6. Salmonella Heidelberg;
    7. Salmonella Pullorum;
    8. Salmonella Typhimurium.
For domesticated ducks and domesticated geese:
    1. Disease caused by any toxic substance that is a threat to animal health or human health;
    2. Highly pathogenic avian influenza or low pathogenic H5 or H7 influenza virus;
    3. Newcastle disease;
    4. Salmonella Enteritidis;
    5. Salmonella Heidelberg;
    6. Salmonella Typhimurium.
For farmed bison:
    1. Disease caused by any toxic substance that is a threat to animal health or human health;
    2. Foot-and-mouth disease.
For sheep and goats:
    1. Disease caused by any toxic substance that is a threat to animal health or human health;
    2. Foot-and-mouth disease;
    3. Scrapie.
For domestic cervids:
    1. Chronic wasting disease;
    2. Disease caused by any toxic substance that is a threat to animal health or human health;
    3. Foot-and-mouth disease.

Provincially Notifiable Diseases
    For all animals, including companion animals and wild animals:
      1. All transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, other than those designated as Reportable above;
      2. Anthrax;
      3. Disease caused by any Salmonella species, other than those designated as Reportable above;
      4. Lyme disease or the condition of carrying the Ixodes species of ticks.
    For all wild animals:
      1. Rabies.
    For birds kept in captivity, including poultry:
      1. Avian chlamydiosis (Chlamydophila psittaci).
    For wild birds:
      1. Avian influenza;
      2. Newcastle disease.
    For ruminant animals residing in a zoo:
      1. Anaplasmosis;
      2. Bluetongue.
    For cattle and yaks:
      1. Anaplasmosis;
      2. Bluetongue;
      3. Bovine trichomoniasis;
      4. Johne’s Disease;
      5. Vibriosis (genital campylobacteriosis).
    For swine and wild boars:
      1. Swine influenza.
    For sheep and goats:
      1. Anaplasmosis;
      2. Bluetongue;
      3. Foot rot;
      4. Johne’s Disease.
    For domestic cervids:
      1. Anaplasmosis;
      2. Bluetongue;
      3. Epizootic hemorrhagic disease;
      4. Johne’s Disease.
    For wild cervids:
      1. Anaplasmosis;
      2. Bluetongue;
      3. Bovine tuberculosis;
      4. Epizootic hemorrhagic disease;
      5. Foot and mouth disease.
    For farmed bison:
      1. Anaplasmosis;
      2. Bluetongue;
      3. Bovine tuberculosis;
      4. Brucellosis;
      5. Johne’s Disease;
      6. Malignant catarrhal fever.
    For wild bison:
      1. Anaplasmosis;
      2. Bluetongue;
      3. Bovine tuberculosis;
      4. Brucellosis.
    For horses, donkeys and mules:
      1. Neurotropic equine herpesvirus Type-1 (nEHV-1);
      2. West Nile virus.
    1. For more information please call the Office of the Chief Provincial Veterinarian at 780-427-3448 or toll-free by first dialing 310-0000.
    2. Canadian Food Inspection Agency - Reportable Diseases, Immediately Notifiable and Annually Notifiable Diseases ---> http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/anima/disemala/rep/repe.shtml
     
     
     
     
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    This information published to the web on December 18, 2008.
    Last Reviewed/Revised on March 6, 2015.