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.
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry 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.
Standard Operating Procedures for the CWD Herd Certification Program (PDF, 721 KB) This guide provides a detailed set of requirements for producers as well as the administrative operating procedures for the administrator to follow. This provides clarity for producers in terms of what is expected and how the administrator will implement the program, including advancement criteria, timelines, and approaches to suspensions and cancellations.
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.
Quick Reference Guide for Producers (PDF, 43 KB) This guide outlines the annual requirements for producers.
- Form 1 – Application for Enrollment (PDF, 165 KB)
- Form 3 – Annual Inspection (PDF, 78 KB)
- Form 4 – Annual Inventory (PDF, 77 KB)
- Form 5 – Site Plan
- Form 7- Cleaning and Disinfection Report
- Form 8 – Escape/Intrusion Report (PDF, 138 KB)
|Canadian CWD Herd Certification Program Update July 30, 2021|
|Producers Name||Farm #||Species||Status Level|
|Angele, Leander and Heather||789||Deer||Certified|
|Balderson, Wayne and Josie||775||Elk||C|
|Bernat, Andrew and Dorothy||802||Elk||Certified|
|Bugg, Howard and Judith||500||Elk||Certified|
|Bulten, Herman and Alice||523||Elk/Reindeer||D|
|Chernuka, Barry and Steve||436||Elk||Certified|
|Dolen, Peter and Marilyn||581||Elk||Certified|
|Greidanus, Lois and Henry||812||Elk||E|
|Harrison, Barry and Christine||505||Elk||Certified|
|Harvey, Roger and Judy||475||Elk||Certified|
|Hoffman, Chuck and Dianne||175||Elk||Certified|
|Jeannotte, Wade and Karen||280||Elk||B|
|Johnston, Darryl and Connie||801||Elk||B|
|Krahn, Herman and Liz||790||Elk||C|
|Lloyd, Justin and Erinn||809||Deer||Certified|
|Plumb, Gordon and Carol||337||Elk||Certified|
|Saunders, Eleanor and Allen||569||Elk||Certified|
|Seutter, Ben and Connie||771||Elk||Certified|
|Seutter, Ben and Connie||670||Elk||Certified|
|Seutter, Ben and Connie||751||Elk||Certified|
|Stewart, Mark and Tina||599||Elk||Certified|
|Stewart, Mark and Tina||776||Elk||Certified|
|Veldhouse, Todd and Jackie||288||Elk||Certified|
|Websdale, Keith and Arlene||654||Elk||Certified|
|Zahara, Jim, Julie and Jace||549||Elk||Certified|
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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