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AR 129/2014 REPORTABLE AND NOTIFIABLE DISEASES REGULATION

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ALBERTA REGULATION 129/2014

Animal Health Act

REPORTABLE AND NOTIFIABLE DISEASES REGULATION

Table of Contents

                1      Definitions

                2      Prescribed reportable diseases

                3      Reporting of reportable diseases

                4      Information to be reported

                5      Prescribed notifiable diseases

                6      Reporting of notifiable diseases

                7      Information to be reported

                8      Repeal

                9      Expiry

              10      Coming into force

Schedules

Definitions

1   In this Regulation,


                               (a)    “commingling site” means a commingling site as defined in the Premises Identification Regulation (AR 200/2008);

                              (b)    “premises identification number” means a premises identification number as defined in the Premises Identification Regulation (AR 200/2008).

Prescribed reportable diseases

2   The diseases listed in Schedule 1 are reportable diseases prescribed for the purposes of section 3(a) of the Act, and other than diseases caused by a toxic agent, include the condition of carrying a disease causing agent that cause those diseases.

Reporting of reportable diseases

3   An owner of an animal or an authorized person who knows or ought to know that a reportable disease is or may be present in an animal must, within 24 hours, report it to the chief provincial veterinarian either in person or by telephone to a telephone number designated by the Minister for the purpose of reporting reportable diseases.

Information to be reported

4   An owner of an animal or an authorized person must provide the following information to the chief provincial veterinarian when reporting a reportable disease that is or may be present in an animal:

                               (a)    the name and telephone number of the individual who is making the report and other contact information as required by the chief provincial veterinarian;

                              (b)    the municipal address, legal land description or premises identification number where the animal is located, or reasonable directions to find the animal;

                               (c)    the animal’s species;

                              (d)    the animal’s presumptive diagnosis;

                               (e)    the name and contact information of the owner of the animal, if known;

                               (f)    the name and contact information of the commingling site operator, if applicable and if known;

                               (g)    the name and contact information of the animal’s veterinarian, if known;

                              (h)    the type of operation at which the animal is located, if known;

                               (i)    a description of the identifier that distinguishes the animal, or group of animals, within the herd or group, such as a tag number, animal identifier, group lot number or pen number, if known;

                               (j)    the total number of animals of the same species where the animal is located, if known;

                              (k)    a list of the other species present and the number of each species where the animal is located, if known;

                               (l)    the total number of animals of all species that appear to be affected with the reportable disease where the animal is located, if known;

                             (m)    whether diagnostic samples have been submitted to a laboratory for testing, if known;

                              (n)    the results of the laboratory tests, if known;

                              (o)    any other information required by the chief provincial veterinarian.

Prescribed notifiable diseases

5   The diseases listed in Schedule 2 are notifiable diseases prescribed for the purposes of section 4(a) of the Act, and include the condition of carrying a disease causing agent that cause those diseases.

Reporting of notifiable diseases

6   An owner of an animal or an authorized person who knows or ought to know that a notifiable disease is or may be present in an animal must, within 24 hours, report it to the chief provincial veterinarian

                               (a)    in person,

                              (b)    by telephone to a telephone number designated by the Minister for the purpose of reporting notifiable diseases, or

                               (c)    by submitting a completed Alberta Notifiable Animal Disease Reporting Form, as published on the Department’s website, by fax to a fax number designated by the Minister for the purpose of reporting notifiable diseases.

Information to be reported

7(1)  An owner of an animal or an authorized person must provide the following information to the chief provincial veterinarian when reporting a notifiable disease that is or may be present in an animal:

                               (a)    the name and telephone number of the individual who is making the report and other contact information as required by the chief provincial veterinarian;

                              (b)    where the animal is located, such as a municipal address, municipality, legal land description or premises identification number;

                               (c)    the animal’s species;

                              (d)    the animal’s presumptive diagnosis.

(2)  The person referred to in subsection (1) must, within 7 days from the date the information in subsection (1) is reported, also report the following information to the chief provincial veterinarian either in writing or by telephone to a telephone number designated by the Minister:

                               (a)    the name and contact information of the animal’s veterinarian, if known;

                              (b)    the type of operation at which the animal is located, if known;

                               (c)    the total number of animals of the same species where the animal is located, if known;

                              (d)    the total number of animals of all species that appear to be affected with the notifiable disease where the animal is located, if known;

                               (e)    whether a post-mortem examination was performed, if known;

                               (f)    the post‑mortem results, if known;

                               (g)    the animal’s medical history, including symptoms, if known;

                              (h)    whether diagnostic samples have been submitted to a laboratory for testing, if known;

                               (i)    the results of the laboratory tests, if known;

                               (j)    any other information required by the chief provincial veterinarian.


Repeal

8   The Reportable and Notifiable Diseases Regulation (AR 209/2008) is repealed.

Expiry

9   For the purpose of ensuring that this Regulation is reviewed for ongoing relevancy and necessity, with the option that it may be repassed in its present or an amended form following a review, this Regulation expires on September 30, 2023.

Coming into force

10   This Regulation comes into force on the coming into force of section 20 of the Animal Health Amendment Act, 2009.

Schedule 1

Reportable Diseases

ROW

COLUMN 1

COLUMN 2

1

cattle and yaks

Salmonella Dublin;

Salmonella Typhimurium;

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy;

Foot‑and‑mouth disease;

Disease caused by any toxic substance that is a threat to animal health or human health.

 

2

swine, including wild boars

Foot‑and‑mouth disease;

Classical swine fever;

Transmissible gastroenteritis;

Disease caused by any toxic substance that is a threat to animal health or human health.

 

3

domestic chickens, bantams, pheasants and peafowl

Infectious laryngotracheitis;

Highly pathogenic avian influenza or  low pathogenic H5 or H7 influenza virus;

Newcastle disease;

Salmonella Gallinarum;

Salmonella Pullorum;

 

 

Salmonella Enteritidis;

Salmonella Heidelberg;

Salmonella Typhimurium;

Disease caused by any toxic substance that is a threat to animal health or human health.

 

4

any of the following birds when kept in captivity:

domestic turkeys, ostriches, emus, rheas, pigeons, doves, quail, guinea fowl and wild turkeys

Highly pathogenic avian influenza or low pathogenic H5 or H7 influenza virus;

Newcastle disease;

Salmonella Gallinarum;

Salmonella Pullorum;

Salmonella Enteritidis;

Salmonella Heidelberg;

Salmonella Typhimurium;

Disease caused by any toxic substance that is a threat to animal health or human health.

 

5

domesticated ducks and domesticated geese

Highly pathogenic avian influenza or low pathogenic H5 or H7 influenza virus;

Newcastle disease;

Salmonella Enteritidis;

 

 

Salmonella Heidelberg;

Salmonella Typhimurium;

Disease caused by any toxic substance that is a threat to animal health or human health.

 

6

farmed bison

Foot‑and‑mouth disease;

Disease caused by any toxic substance that is a threat to animal health or human health.

 

7

sheep and goats

Scrapie;

Foot‑and‑mouth disease;

Disease caused by any toxic substance that is a threat to animal health or human health.

 

8

domestic cervids

Chronic wasting disease;

Foot‑and‑mouth disease;

Disease caused by any toxic substance that is a threat to animal health or human health.

Schedule 2

Notifiable Diseases

ROW

COLUMN 1

COLUMN 2

1

all animals

All Salmonella species other than those listed in Schedule 1;

All transmissible spongiform encephalopathies other than those listed in Schedule 1;

Lyme disease, or the condition of carrying the Ixodes species of ticks;

Anthrax.

 

2

birds kept in captivity, including poultry

 

Avian chlamydiosis (Chlamydophila psittaci).

 

3

wild birds

Avian influenza;

Newcastle disease.

 

4

ruminant animals residing in a zoo

Anaplasmosis;

Bluetongue.

 

5

cattle and yaks

Anaplasmosis;

Bluetongue;

Johne’s disease;

Vibriosis (genital campylobacteriosis);

Bovine trichomoniasis.

 

6

swine, including wild boars

 

Swine influenza.

 

7

sheep and goats

Anaplasmosis;

Bluetongue;

Johne’s disease;

Foot rot.

 

8

domestic cervids

Anaplasmosis;

Bluetongue;

Epizootic hemorrhagic disease;

Johne’s disease.

 

9

wild cervids

 

Anaplasmosis;

Bluetongue;

Bovine tuberculosis;

Epizootic hemorrhagic disease;

Foot‑and‑mouth disease.

 

10

farmed bison

Anaplasmosis;

Bluetongue;

Bovine tuberculosis;

Brucellosis;

Johne’s disease;

Malignant catarrhal fever.

 

11

wild bison

 

Anaplasmosis;

Bluetongue;

Bovine tuberculosis;

Brucellosis.

 

12

horses, mules and donkeys

West Nile virus;

Neurotropic equine herpesvirus Type‑1 (nEHV‑1).