Monitoring and testing for reportable and notifiable livestock diseases

To protect human and animal health, the OCPV has monitoring and testing programs in place to prevent and control the spread of diseases to the livestock and poultry sectors. The OCPV carries out programs related to animal health and production and to prevent the spread of certain domestic animal diseases. Animal diseases are categorized as:

Reportable Diseases: Are those that are a serious threat to public health or animal health and can cause serious economic, political and social impacts to the livestock industry and/or the province. These diseases require action to control or eradicate.

Notifiable Diseases: Are diseases of concern that do not require action, but should be monitored to establish prevalence or trends.

Confirmed Reportable and Notifiable Diseases in Alberta:

The following table provides the number of confirmed farmed herd or flocks affected by reportable and notifiable diseases in Alberta the past two years as well as the most recent quarter and year to date total. Additional detail for the previous years can also be found at the following links:

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Current as of November 6, 2019

Confirmed Provincially Reportable Diseases 2017 Totals 2018 Totals 2019 3rd Quarter 2019 Totals
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy 0 0 0 0
Chronic wasting disease 0 1 1 3
Classical swine fever 0 0 0 0
Foot-and-mouth disease 0 0 0 0
Highly pathogenic avian influenza or low pathogenic H5 or H7 influenza virus 0 0 0 0
Infectious laryngotracheitis 17 19 7 13
Newcastle disease 0 0 0 0
Porcine epidemic diarrhea 0 0 0 4
Rabies (domestic) 0 1 0 0
Salmonella Dublin 1 12 2 4
Salmonella Enteritidis 111 75 14 29
Salmonella Gallinarum 0 0 0 0
Salmonella Heidelberg 10 13 3 18
Salmonella Pullorum 0 0 0 0
Salmonella Typhimurium 14 2 6 8
Scrapie 0 0 0 0
Swine delta coronavirus 0 0 0 0
Toxic substances (avian) 0 0 0 0
Toxic substances (mammalian) 23 32 9 12
Transmissible gastroenteritis 0 0 0 0

Current as of November 6, 2019

Confirmed Provincially Notifiable Diseases 2017 Totals 2018 Totals 2019 3rd Quarter 2019 Totals
Anaplasmosis 0 0 0 0
All Salmonella species other than those listed as reportable 22 47 11 24
Anthrax 0 0 0 0
Avian chlamydiosis 0 0 0 0
Avian Influenza (wild birds) 0 0 0 0
Bluetongue 0 0 0 0
Bovine trichomoniasis 0 0 0 0
Bovine tuberculosis 0 0 0 0
Brucellosis 0 0 0 0
Epizootic hemorrhagic disease 0 0 0 0
Foot Rot (sheep and goats) 0 0 0 0
Foot-and-mouth disease (wild cervids) 0 0 0 0
Ixodes tick species not carrying Borrelia burgdorferi 223 135 18 67
Ixodes tick species carrying Borrelia burgdorferi 50 23 1 5
Lyme disease (all animals) 0 0 0 0
Johne's disease (*suspect and confirmed cases) 161 167 23 64
Malignant catarrhal fever 0 0 0 1
Neurotropic equine herpesvirus Type-1 0 0 1 2
Newcastle disease (wild birds only) 0 0 0 0
Rabies (wildlife) 8 9 6 6
Swine Influenza 1 0 0 0
All transmissible spongiform encephalopathies other than those listed as reportable 0 0 0 0
Vibrosis 0 0 0 0
West Nile virus 11 75 2 2