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Overview

Having strong animal health policy and practices is important to Alberta's livestock and other animals. It also protects public health, the environment and the agriculture industry. The Office of the Chief Provincial Veterinarian (OCPV) works closely with other provinces, levels of government and industry on animal disease prevention and control. This includes providing information on and monitoring regulated diseases classified in Alberta’s Animal Health Act and Reportable and Notifiable Diseases Regulation.

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 May 10, 2022

    Table 1. Confirmed provincially reportable diseases

    Confirmed provincially reportable diseases 2020 total 2021 total 2022 1st quarter 2022 YTD
    Bovine spongiform encephalopathy 0 1 0 0
    Chronic wasting disease 10 5 0 0
    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 21 27 8 8
    Newcastle disease 0 1 0 0
    Porcine epidemic diarrhea 1 0 1 1
    Rabies (domestic) 0 0 0 0
    Salmonella Dublin 4 6 0 0
    Salmonella Enteritidis 34 29 3 3
    Salmonella Gallinarum 0 0 0 0
    Salmonella Heidelberg 9 2 0 0
    Salmonella Pullorum 0 0 0 0
    Salmonella Typhimurium 2 3 0 0
    Scrapie 0 0 0 0
    Swine delta coronavirus 0 0 0 0
    Toxic substances (avian) 0 0 0 0
    Toxic substances (mammalian) 10 11 1 1
    Transmissible gastroenteritis 0 0 0 0
  • Notifiable diseases – as of May 10, 2022

    Table 2. Confirmed provincially notifiable diseases

    Confirmed provincially notifiable diseases 2020 total 2021 total 2022 1st quarter 2022 YTD
    Anaplasmosis 2 0 0 0
    All Salmonella species other than those listed as reportable 45 15 14 14
    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 1 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 99 2 0 0
    Ixodes tick species carrying Borrelia burgdorferi 17 0 0 0
    Lyme disease (all animals) 0 0 0 0
    Johne's disease (*suspect and confirmed cases) 160 133 27 27
    Malignant catarrhal fever 1 0 0 0
    Neurotropic equine herpesvirus Type-1 1 2 0 0
    Newcastle disease (wild birds only) 0 3 0 0
    Rabies (wildlife) 4 2 0 0
    Swine Influenza 0 2 5 5
    All transmissible spongiform encephalopathies other than those listed as reportable 0 0 0 0
    Vibriosis 0 0 0 0
    West Nile virus 2 1 0 0
  • 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.

COVID-19 response

To date, there have been no reports of traditional livestock being infected by COVID-19 anywhere. However, livestock producers should follow normal biosecurity measures as always. This includes limiting visitors or workers who may have travelled to – or been in contact with someone from – an affected area. For updates on COVID-19 and on-farm disease prevention, see Biosecurity and livestock – Resources: COVID-19.

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)
After business hours: 1-800-524-0051
Fax: 780-415-0810

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

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