An initial diagnosis is performed by the laboratory where samples were submitted. If there is a suspicion of a reportable disease, the laboratory informs CFIA and OMAFRA. Additional sample collection and flock inspection is performed by CFIA. Samples are submitted to the National Foreign Animal Disease for disease confirmation and virus/bacteria serotyping.
If a disease diagnosis confirms a reportable disease, CFIA will be informed by the laboratory and takes the lead. Follow the directions and recommendations of the regulatory agency but do not hesitate to ask questions. If they have not already been informed, update your service industry representatives and your board office of the diagnosis and the measures undertaken for containment.