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

Regulations are current to 2014-04-02 and last amended on 2012-12-14. Previous Versions

 No person shall sell or offer for sale a veterinary biologic after its expiration date.

  • SOR/82-590, s. 9;
  • SOR/2002-438, s. 18(F).
  •  (1) Except as provided in subsection (2), no person shall sell or offer for sale a rabies vaccine to anyone other than a veterinarian of the Department of Agriculture of Canada or a veterinarian who holds a valid licence to practice veterinary medicine issued by the veterinary licensing body of a province.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of rabies vaccine that is sold or offered for sale in accordance with the written permission granted by the Minister for its use

    • (a) in a temporary emergency veterinary clinic; or

    • (b) in a remote area where veterinary services are not readily available.

  • SOR/85-81, s. 1.
  •  (1) No person shall, in any advertisement for the sale of a veterinary biologic, make any claim with respect to the purity, safety, potency and efficacy of the veterinary biologic that is not supported by the product outline for such veterinary biologic.

  • (2) No person shall, in any advertisement for the sale of a veterinary biologic, make any representation that is false, misleading or deceptive or that is likely to create an erroneous impression regarding the character, value, quality, composition, merit or safety of the advertised veterinary biologic.

  • (3) [Repealed, SOR/97-85, s. 75]

  • SOR/82-590, s. 10;
  • SOR/97-85, s. 75;
  • SOR/2002-438, s. 16(F).

 Every holder of a licence or permit issued under this Part shall report to the Minister, in writing, any information concerning or any evidence of, a significant deficiency in safety, potency or efficacy or a veterinary biologic within 15 days after the date on which that information or evidence is known to the holder or is generally known to the industry.

  • SOR/79-839, s. 32;
  • SOR/2002-438, s. 17.

PART XIITRANSPORTATION OF ANIMALS

Application

 This Part applies to the transportation of animals entering or leaving Canada or within Canada.

Animals Subject to Inspection

 Every animal transported by railway car, motor vehicle, aircraft or vessel shall be subject to inspection at all times by an inspector.

Sick, Pregnant and Unfit Animals

  •  (1) No air carrier or sea carrier shall take on board for exportation out of Canada an animal affected with or suffering from a communicable disease.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), no person shall load or cause to be loaded on any railway car, motor vehicle, aircraft or vessel and no one shall transport or cause to be transported an animal

    • (a) that by reason of infirmity, illness, injury, fatigue or any other cause cannot be transported without undue suffering during the expected journey;

    • (b) that has not been fed and watered within five hours before being loaded, if the expected duration of the animal’s confinement is longer than 24 hours from the time of loading; or

    • (c) if it is probable that the animal will give birth during the journey.

  • (2.1) For the purpose of paragraph (2)(a), a non-ambulatory animal is an animal that cannot be transported without undue suffering during the expected journey.

  • (2.2) Despite paragraph (2)(a), a non-ambulatory animal may be transported for veterinary treatment or diagnosis on the advice of a veterinarian.

  • (3) Paragraph (2)(b) does not apply to a chick of any species if the expected duration of the chick’s confinement is less than 72 hours from the time of hatching.

  • (4) No railway company or motor carrier shall continue to transport an animal that is injured or becomes ill or otherwise unfit for transport during a journey beyond the nearest suitable place at which it can receive proper care and attention.

  • SOR/97-85, s. 76;
  • SOR/2005-181, s. 2.