Veterinarians are also required to report significant health issues in a flock. If you suspect your flock is infected with a reportable or notifiable disease, contact your veterinarian immediately. Your veterinarian will contact the CFIA district veterinarian or the office of the CVO. Disease response will be determined by the regulatory body.

Examples of Reportable Diseases in Poultry Include:

• Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

• Velogenic (Highly Pathogenic) Newcastle Disease

Salmonella gallinarum

Salmonella pullorum

Get prepared by:

Working with your veterinarian to have a “disease response plan” in place for suspected cases of contagious or reportable diseases. A disease response plan should include triggers for activating the response plan, the required contact list and initial actions.