Zoonotic diseases, Federally reportable diseases

Zoonotic diseases

All suspected reportable or immediately notifiable diseases are reported to the CFIA, OMAFRA, and OMH, as appropriate. Specimens are forwarded to CFIA for confirmatory testing, if applicable.

Various comments will appear on lab reports that identify the presence of zoonotic agents or diseases e.g.:

“This agent/disease can pose a threat to public health.  We suggest that you advise the animal’s owner of potential human health dangers.  If concerned, your client should consult their physician.”

Federally reportable diseases

Under Sections 5(1) and (2) of the Health of Animals Act, "...any owner or veterinarian in Canada shall immediately report to the nearest Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) office any suspicion of the existence of reportable disease,..." namely:

Terrestrial animals Finfish
African horse sickness Lumpy skin disease  
African swine fever Newcastle disease Ceratomyxosis (Ceratomyxa shasta)
Anthrax Peste des petits ruminants Epizootic hematopoietic necrosis
Avian influenza Pseudorabies  
Bluetongue Pullorum disease Infectious hematopoietic necrosis
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) Rabies Infectious pancreatic necrosis
Bovine tuberculosis Rift Valley fever Infectious salmon anaemia
Brucellosis Rinderpest Koi herpesvirus disease
Chronic wasting disease Scrapie Spring viremia of carp
Classical swine fever Sheep and goat pox Viral hemorrhagic septicaemia
Contagious bovine pleuropneumonia Swine vesicular disease Whirling disease (Myxobolus cerebralis)
Contagious equine metritis Trichinellosis White sturgeon iridoviral disease
Cysticercosis Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis  
Equine infectious anemia  Vesicular stomatitis  
Equine piroplasmosis    
Foot-and-mouth disease     
Fowl typhoid    

This list is posted at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/animals/terrestrial-animals/diseases/reportable/eng/1303768471142/1303768544412 and http://www.inspection.gc.ca/animals/aquatic-animals/diseases/reportable/eng/1322940971192/1322941111904   

Your nearest CFIA district office can be located at: https://www.inspection.gc.ca/animal-health/terrestrial-animals/offices/eng/1300462382369/1300462438912. Veterinarians who suspect that animals are affected with any foreign animal disease, such as FMD, must report their suspicions to a CFIA district veterinarian. District office phone numbers are listed at:https://inspection.canada.ca/about-cfia/contact-a-cfia-office-by-telephone/eng/1313255382836/1313256130232 - Through this number, you may also report animal transport incidents, dangerous goods emergency calls, transport spills, leaks, and suspected agrobioterrorism.