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 other provinces, levels of government and industry 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 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 (PDF, 101 KB).

For a breakdown of reportable diseases by species, see Reportable and Notifiable Diseases reference card (PDF, 105 KB). More information on specific reportable and notifiable diseases can be found by expanding the lists below.

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.

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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