Health of Animals Regulations (C.R.C., c. 296)

Regulations are current to 2015-10-27 and last amended on 2015-07-01. Previous Versions

  •  (1) Every person who operates an animal semen production centre shall keep and make available for inspection by an inspector a record showing

    • (a) the date each animal entered the centre;

    • (b) the name and address of the owner of each animal or of the person from whom the animal was acquired;

    • (c) the premises from which each animal entered the centre;

    • (d) all tests performed on each animal, the date and results of each test and the person who performed the tests;

    • (e) each date semen was collected from each animal, the quantity collected and the disposition of the semen;

    • (f) the identity of the semen that is stored in the centre; and

    • (g) the date each animal was removed from the centre, the reason for the removal and the disposition of each animal.

  • (2) Every person who collects, stores, distributes or sells animal semen shall keep and make available for inspection by an inspector

    • (a) a record of the dates and quantities of semen imported, exported, sold, distributed, used or otherwise disposed of; and

    • (b) a record of all semen stored by him identified as to the animals from which it was collected.

  • (3) Every record required to be kept pursuant to this section shall be in a form approved by the Minister and shall be maintained for a minimum period of seven years.

  • SOR/79-295, s. 19;
  • SOR/97-85, s. 71;
  • SOR/97-478, s. 17.


[SOR/95-54, s. 4(F)]

 In this Part,


“manufacture” does not include the sole process of labelling; (fabriquer)

“veterinary biologic”

“veterinary biologic” does not include an antibiotic except when it is used as a preservative or when it is an integral part of the veterinary biologic. (produit vétérinaire biologique)

  • SOR/79-295, s. 20;
  • SOR/86-291, s. 1;
  • SOR/95-54, s. 6(F);
  • SOR/2002-438, s. 8.

Permits to Release Veterinary Biologics

[SOR/2002-438, s. 9(F)]

 In sections 120.2 to 120.6,

“confinement procedure”

“confinement procedure” means any physical, chemical, operational or biological control, or any combination thereof, intended to restrict the exit or dispersal from confinement of a veterinary biologic that contains an organism or a part or product of an organism; (méthode de confinement)


“containment” means containment in accordance with the Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines established by the Department of National Health and Welfare and the Medical Research Council of Canada and published in 1990, as amended from time to time; (confinement)


“environment” means the components of the Earth and includes

  • (a) air, land and water,

  • (b) all layers of the atmosphere,

  • (c) all organic and inorganic matter and living organisms, and

  • (d) the interacting natural systems that include components referred to in paragraphs (a) to (c); (environnement)

“live genetically modified veterinary biologic”

“live genetically modified veterinary biologic” means a live veterinary biologic that contains or is made from an organism and is produced by recombinant DNA technology; (produit vétérinaire biologique vivant et génétiquement modifié)


“release” means any discharge or emission of a veterinary biologic into the environment. (dissémination)

  • SOR/97-8, s. 2;
  • SOR/2002-438, ss. 9(F), 18(F).