The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, with input from stakeholders, sets the National Standards for the Chronic Wasting Disease Herd Certification Program.
Based on these standards, administrators developed a Standard Operating Procedures Manual (see below) to implement the Herd Certification Program within their jurisdiction.
The Alberta government administers the program for Alberta cervid producers.
The established anniversary dates for the program are:
- December 31: Elk-only herds
- December 31: Combined elk and deer herds
- March 31: Deer only herds
The following documents are available for Alberta cervid producers who wish to enrol in the program.
Chronic Wasting Disease Herd Certification Program: manual for owners and cervid farm operators This manual provides owners and cervid farm operators a detailed set of requirements in terms of what is expected and how the administrator will implement the program, including enrolment, advancement criteria, timelines and approaches to suspensions and revocation.
National Standards for the Chronic Wasting Disease Herd Certification Program (CFIA) The roles and responsibilities of each participant in the CWD Herd Certification Program are detailed in the national standards.
- Form 1 – Application for Enrollment
- Form 3 – Annual Inspection
- Form 4 – Annual Inventory
- Form 5 – Site Plan
- Form 7- Cleaning and Disinfection Report
- Form 8 – Escape, Intrusion Report
|Canadian CWD Herd Certification Program Update November 7, 2023|
|Producers Name||Farm #||Species||Status Level|
|Angele, Leander and Heather||789||Deer||Certified|
|Balderson, Wayne and Josie||775||Elk||A|
|Bernat, Andrew and Dorothy||802||Elk||Certified|
|Bugg, Howard and Judith||500||Elk||Certified|
|Bulten, Herman and Alice||523||Elk/Reindeer||B|
|Chernuka, Barry and Dungey, Bruce||824||Elk||Certified|
|Dolen, Peter and Marilyn||581||Elk||Certified|
|Greidanus, Lois and Henry||812||Elk||C|
|Harrison, Barry and Christine||505||Elk||Certified|
|Hoffman, Chuck and Dianne||175||Elk||Certified|
|Jeannotte, Wade and Karen||280||Elk||Certified|
|Krahn, Herman and Liz||821||Elk||A|
|Lloyd, Justin and Erinn||809||Deer||Certified|
|Plumb, Gordon and Carol||337||Elk||Certified|
|Veldhouse, Todd and Jackie||288||Elk||Certified|
|Websdale, Keith and Arlene||654||Elk||Certified|
|Zahara, Jim, Julie and Jace||549||Elk||Certified|
|Zahara, Jace||75||Elk||Level E|
The information on this page is believed to be accurate. However, we are unable to guarantee its complete accuracy. If you have any questions or concerns as to the accuracy of the information, contact this program.
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