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

Regulations are current to 2017-11-06 and last amended on 2017-05-19. Previous Versions

Quarantine

  •  (1) If an inspector orders a quarantine of a disease agent, animal or thing, a notice of quarantine shall be communicated by personal delivery to the person who owns or has possession, care or control of the disease agent, animal or thing and the notice may specify the manner, condition, place or places and period of quarantine necessary to prevent the spread of the communicable disease.

  • (2) In respect of a disease agent, animal or thing quarantined pursuant to these Regulations, no person shall do or permit to be done any of the following actions, without the authorization of an inspector:

    • (a) remove the disease agent, animal or thing from the place of quarantine;

    • (b) allow the disease agent, animal or thing to come into contact with an animal that is not quarantined under the same quarantine order;

    • (c) destroy the disease agent, animal or thing; or

    • (d) treat or test the disease agent, animal or thing for a communicable disease.

  • (3) Every person who owns or has the possession, care or control of an animal quarantined under these Regulations shall without delay notify a veterinary inspector of any quarantined animal that appears sick.

  • (4) In respect of a disease agent or thing quarantined pursuant to these Regulations, no person shall do or permit to be done any of the following actions, without the authorization of an inspector:

    • (a) move the disease agent or thing;

    • (b) alter the appearance of the disease agent or thing;

    • (c) remove of any tag, sign or other notice that the disease agent or thing is under quarantine; or

    • (d) open any container or remove any wrapping or cover around the disease agent or thing.

  • (5) No person shall transport or cause to be transported a disease agent, animal or thing quarantined pursuant to these Regulations unless

    • (a) a licence for its transportation has been issued by an inspector;

    • (b) a copy of the licence issued pursuant to paragraph (a) has been provided to the person in charge of the conveyance transporting the disease agent, animal or thing; and

    • (c) the disease agent, animal or thing is transported directly to the location stated in the licence.

  • (6) Every person who receives a notice referred to in subsection (1) shall comply with the notice.

  • SOR/97-85, s. 62;
  • SOR/2012-286, s. 57(E);
  • SOR/2015-55, s. 5(F).

 [Repealed, SOR/2000-183, s. 31]

Animal Markets

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no public sale, auction or market of livestock shall be held in any place unless the person conducting the sale, auction or market provides

    • (a) facilities for the inspection and testing of the animals offered for sale at such place, including a room for the conduct of laboratory tests by an inspector; and

    • (b) [Repealed, SOR/97-85, s. 63]

  • (2) Paragraph (1)(a) does not apply to a sale of a farmer’s livestock conducted on his own farm.

  • SOR/97-85, s. 63.

 Every person conducting a public sale, auction or market of livestock shall keep the place where such sale, auction or market is held in a sanitary condition.

 Every person conducting a public sale, auction or market of livestock, Camelidae, Cervidae, chickens, turkeys or game birds shall keep and make available for inspection by an inspector a record showing, with respect to each animal sold or received at the sale, auction or market, the complete, legal names and addresses of the consignor of every animal received and the purchaser of every animal sold at the sale, auction or market.

  • SOR/98-409, s. 11.

 An inspector may order the person having the possession, care or custody of a bovine received for sale at a public sale, auction or market of livestock to

  • (a) mark or tag the animal for identification; and

  • (b) have the animal examined and tested for disease.

  •  (1) Subject to subsection 3, the Minister may require an owner, operator or person in charge of a public sale, auction or market of livestock to have the express written permission of the Minister for the public sale, auction or market of a bovine and, where the Minister so requires, the owner, operator or person in charge shall ensure that

    • (a) the bovine is marked or tagged for identification and examined by an inspector or a person approved by the Minister pursuant to subsection (2);

    • (b) for the purpose of brucellosis testing, a specimen is, or specimens are collected from the bovine

      • (i) at the premises of the public sale, auction or market of livestock,

      • (ii) by an inspector or by a person who has been approved by the Minister pursuant to subsection (2) and collects the specimen or specimens under the supervision or to the satisfaction of an inspector, and

      • (iii) at a time and in a manner determined by the Minister; and

    • (c) where brucellosis testing of a specimen or specimens collected pursuant to paragraph (b) has not been completed prior to sale, the prospective purchaser is informed of this at the time of sale by the person in charge of the public sale, auction or market of livestock, in a manner approved by the Minister.

  • (2) The Minister may, in writing, approve a person for the purpose of performing a service referred to in paragraph (1)(a) or (b) where he is satisfied that that person is able competently to perform that service, and the Minister may, at any time, withdraw such an approval.

  • (3) No person to whom subsection (1) applies shall allow the public sale, auction or market of a bovine where the express written permission of the Minister is refused.

  • (4) Every person to whom subsection (1) applies shall

    • (a) identify the specimen or specimens collected pursuant to paragraph (1)(b) by recording on the container of the specimen the identity of the bovine from which it was collected;

    • (b) keep a record containing

      • (i) particulars sufficient to identify the bovine from which the specimen or specimens were collected pursuant to paragraph (1)(b),

      • (ii) the date of collection of the said specimen or specimens, and

      • (iii) the name and location of the premises on which the specimen or specimens were collected; and

    • (c) deliver to the nearest inspector, with all practicable speed, the specimen or specimens collected pursuant to paragraph (1)(b) and a copy of the record kept pursuant to paragraph (b).

  • (5) Subsection (1) does not apply to a bovine that

    • (a) is under 24 months of age; or

    • (b) is a steer or spayed heifer.

  • SOR/79-295, s. 16;
  • SOR/79-839, s. 28(F);
  • SOR/82-590, s. 5;
  • SOR/87-457, s. 1;
  • SOR/93-159, s. 14;
  • SOR/97-85, s. 64.

 No person shall offer an animal for sale at a public sale, auction or market of livestock unless the animal is identified by tag or brand or is one of a lot confined to a pen.

 [Repealed, SOR/93-159, s. 15]

Marking of Animals

 Where a person administers a test for a reportable disease to a bovine, equine, goat, pig or sheep and the animal reacts positively to the test, the person shall permanently mark the animal with a red tag bearing the word “reactor” placed in its left ear or in such other manner as the Minister may direct.

  •  (1) An inspector may mark or cause an animal inspected by him to be marked with a tag or in such other manner as the Minister may direct so as to

    • (a) identify the animal preparatory to a test for disease; or

    • (b) indicate that the animal

      • (i) reacted positively to a test, or

      • (ii) is suspected of being affected with a communicable disease.

  • (2) An accredited veterinarian may mark or cause an animal inspected by him to be marked with a tag or in such other manner as the Minister may direct so as to identify the animal.

 
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