- Contact your board staff person;
- Phone the 24-hour emergency hotline (for broiler producers):
- Discuss the situation with family members and staff;
- Enhance all biosecurity measures:
- Ensure that a visitor log is in place;
- Block entranceway to CAZ to prevent unwanted traffic or access;
- Minimize visits to other poultry sites and avoid exchanging equipment with other poultry sites;
- Clean and disinfect vehicles and equipment that access the affected site;
- Inside the affected barn, all personnel with contact to poultry should wear boots, protective suits, head coverings, N95 mask, gloves and disinfect hands; and
- Consider packing the above supplies together as emergency packs.
If a federally reportable disease is detected on your farming operation, CFIA personnel will come on site. They will implement a quarantine zone around the property and conduct a premises investigation. At the initial visit, they will work through a lengthy questionnaire with you requesting:
Step 1 is to notify your provincial board office and other industry personnel that a disease is suspected or confirmed.
- Contact information for the owner of the premises, owner of the animals, and/or farm manager;
- Complete physical and mailing address or the farm location;
- A site plan of the farm;
- An inventory of the types and number of animals on the property; and
- A list of all visitors and animal movements on and off the farm property in the previous 14 days.
The list above is only a portion of the information you will be asked to provide. As part of your disease response preparedness, it is recommended you proactively compile this information to be readily available. There are several forms on the My Farm section of this site that will help you with this task.
Use the Templates Found in the My Farm section.
- Use the farm map template to create a site plan for your farm; and
- Create an Animal Inventory list. If the number of animals varies, put a population range in the appropriate fields; and
- Create and update a digital Visitor log.
Emotional and mental health support may be required for owners and employees of flocks suffering high financial losses or requiring mass depopulation. Fatigue may put individuals at greater risk of making judgment errors and lowering the capacity to cope with stress.
For additional information and resources related to managing your mental health visit the Personal Injury, Mental Health and Unwanted Visitors section of this resource.
Your mental health Is health, be proactive!