This web page provides information on the National Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Herd Certification Program as well as a list of Alberta domestic cervid producers who participate in that program and their current status.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency, with input from stakeholders, sets the National Standards for the Chronic Wasting Disease Herd Certification Program (PDF, 211 KB). Based on these standards, administrators develop a Manual of Procedures to implement the Herd Certification Program within their jurisdiction.
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry is currently the Administrator of the program for Alberta cervid producers. The following documents are available for Alberta cervid producers who wish to enrol in the program.
Alberta's Standard Operating Procedures for the CWD Herd Certification Program (PDF, 721 KB) provide 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.
Producers wishing to apply can do so using Form 1 Application for Enrolment (PDF, 165 KB)
Additional forms used within the program:
- 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)
If you need access to any of the above forms contact Norma Pronteau.
Alberta has also produced a Quick Reference Guide for Producers (PDF, 38 KB) to more conveniently outline the annual requirements for producers.
The established anniversary dates for the program are:
- December 31 – "Elk only" herds,
- December 31 – "Combined elk and deer" herds, and
- March 31 – "Deer only" herds
|Canadian CWD Herd Certification Program Update January 4, 2021|
|Producers Name||Farm #||Species||Status Level|
|Angele, Leander and Heather||789||Deer||Certified|
|Balderson, Wayne and Josie||775||Elk||D|
|Bernat, Andrew and Dorothy||802||Elk||Certified|
|Birkbeck, Tom and Connie||745||Elk||Certified|
|Bugg, Howard and Judith||500||Elk||Certified|
|Bulten, Herman and Alice||523||Elk/Reindeer||D|
|Chernuka, Barry and Steve||436||Elk||Certified|
|D'Aoust, Allan and Chris||704||Elk||Certified|
|Harvey, Roger and Judy||475||Elk||Certified|
|Hoffman, Chuck and Dianne||175||Elk||Certified|
|Jeannotte, Wade and Karen||280||Elk||C|
|Johnston, Darryl and Connie||801||Elk||B|
|Klute, Elsie and Ernie||371||Elk||D|
|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||A|
The information contained in this document 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 Norma Pronteau, Animal Health and Assurance Branch, toll free by calling 310-0000 and then dialing 780-835-2238.