Part of Animal health

Provincially regulated animal diseases

Prevention, monitoring and control of these reportable and notifiable diseases protects public and animal health in Alberta.

Overview

Having strong animal health policy and practices protects animal health, public health, the environment and the agriculture industry. The Office of the Chief Provincial Veterinarian (OCPV) works closely with industry, other provinces, and various levels of government on animal disease prevention and control. This also requires providing information on and monitoring diseases, specifically those that are regulated in Alberta’s Animal Health Act and Reportable and Notifiable Diseases Regulation.

Reporting diseases

All suspected or confirmed cases of reportable and notifiable diseases must be reported to the OCPV within 24 hours.

If you suspect any of these diseases below in your herd or flock, they can be reported by phone or in person and followed up on by filling in and submitting the Reportable and Notifiable Diseases Reporting form.

For a breakdown of reportable diseases by species, see the Reportable and Notifiable Diseases reference card.

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Reportable and notifiable diseases

Expand the 2 lists below for information on specific reportable and notifiable diseases.

Confirmed cases

The following tables provide annual numbers of confirmed farmed herds or flocks affected by provincially reportable and notifiable diseases in Alberta.

  • Reportable diseases – as of October 1, 2023

    Table 1. Confirmed provincially reportable diseases

    Confirmed provincially reportable diseases2021
    totals
    2022
    totals
    2023 3rd
    Quarter
    2023
    YTD
    Bovine spongiform encephalopathy1000
    Chronic wasting disease5114
    Classical swine fever0000
    Foot-and-mouth disease0000
    Highly pathogenic avian influenza or low pathogenic H5 or H7 influenza virus06056
    Infectious laryngotracheitis272034
    Newcastle disease1000
    Porcine epidemic diarrhea0100
    Rabies (domestic)0000
    Salmonella Dublin6200
    Salmonella Enteritidis2925517
    Salmonella Gallinarum0000
    Salmonella Heidelberg2000
    Salmonella Pullorum0000
    Salmonella Typhimurium3011
    Scrapie0000
    Swine delta coronavirus0000
    Toxic substances (avian)0000
    Toxic substances (mammalian)11635
    Transmissible gastroenteritis0000
  • Notifiable diseases – as of October 1, 2023

    Table 2. Confirmed provincially notifiable diseases

    Confirmed provincially notifiable diseases2021
    totals
    2022
    totals
    2023 3rd
    quarter
    2023
    YTD
    Anaplasmosis0000
    All Salmonella species other than those listed as reportable1550215
    Anthrax0600
    Avian chlamydiosis0000
    Avian Influenza (wild birds)028303
    Bluetongue0000
    Bovine trichomoniasis0000
    Bovine tuberculosis0000
    Brucellosis0000
    Epizootic hemorrhagic disease0000
    Foot Rot (sheep and goats)0000
    Foot-and-mouth disease (wild cervids)0000
    Ixodes tick species not carrying Borrelia burgdorferi2000
    Ixodes tick species carrying Borrelia burgdorferi0000
    Lyme disease (all animals)0000
    Johne's disease (*suspect and confirmed cases)13392945
    Malignant catarrhal fever0000
    Neurotropic equine herpesvirus Type-12004
    Newcastle disease (wild birds only)3000
    Rabies (wildlife)2348
    Swine Influenza2824
    All transmissible spongiform encephalopathies other than those listed as reportable0000
    Vibriosis0000
    West Nile virus101919
  • Reportable and Notifiable diseases – previous years

Monitoring programs

To protect human and animal health, these provincial programs help prevent and control the spread of domestic animal diseases to the livestock and poultry sectors.

Contact

Connect with the Office of the Chief Provincial Veterinarian:

Hours: 8:15 am to 4:30 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-3448
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Fax: 780-415-0810

Address:
O.S. Longman Building
6909 116 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T6H 4P2