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

Regulations are current to 2022-05-02 and last amended on 2021-06-01. Previous Versions

PART VIIIExportation of Animals, Animal Products and Products of Rendering Plants (continued)

[
  • SOR/2006-147, s. 16
]

Rest Period

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), no person shall export any animal out of Canada to any country other than the United States unless he has obtained the consent of an inspector if the animal has not been at the place of embarkation for at least 12 hours.

  • (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to the export of animals out of Canada from an airport.

 [Repealed, SOR/97-85, s. 51]

 [Repealed, SOR/93-159, s. 7]

PART IXEradication and Control of Diseases

Screening Tests

 [Repealed, SOR/2019-99, s. 5]

 Every owner or person in charge of animals in an eradication area or control zone shall, when requested to do so by a veterinary inspector or by an accredited veterinarian with the approval of a veterinary inspector, permit tests for communicable disease to be conducted on the animals.

 [Repealed, SOR/2019-99, s. 5]

 [Repealed, SOR/2002-444, s. 2]

 [Repealed, SOR/2019-99, s. 5]

Movement Permits

  •  (1) No person shall, without a permit issued by the Minister under section 160, move, or cause to be moved, a member of the Cervidae family from one place in Canada to another place in Canada.

  • (2) No person shall receive, or possess, without a permit issued by the Minister under section 160, an animal that has been moved in contravention of subsection (1).

  • (3) Every person to whom a permit referred to in subsection (1) or (2) is issued, and every person to whose premises a member of the Cervidae family is moved under a permit, shall keep a copy of the permit.

  • SOR/79-295, s. 10
  • SOR/79-839, s. 22(F)
  • SOR/97-85, s. 55
  • SOR/2002-444, s. 2
  • SOR/2019-99, s. 6

 [Repealed, SOR/93-159, s. 9]

General

 Where, under this Part, a permit, certificate or other document is required for the removal or transportation of an animal, the person having the care or custody of the animal shall, when requested to do so by an inspector or peace officer appointed under the Act, produce the permit, certificate or other document.

  • SOR/78-205, s. 4
  • SOR/78-597, s. 8

 Where, in the opinion of the Minister, an animal is moved into an area or region in violation of this Part, the Minister may order that the animal be taken back without delay to the area or region from which it was moved or to an area or region of equal or lesser health status.

  • SOR/78-205, s. 4
  • SOR/2012-286, s. 55

Pullorum Disease and Fowl Typhoid

 The following definitions apply in this section and sections 79.14 to 79.2.

approved hatchery supply flock

approved hatchery supply flock means a flock of chickens or turkeys that is

  • (a) a primary breeding flock or a flock descended from a primary breeding flock, and

  • (b) designated as an approved hatchery supply flock in accordance with any regulations in force in the province in which the flock is located. (troupeau approuvé fournisseur de couvoirs)

approved laboratory

approved laboratory means an establishment or a vehicle approved by the Minister for use in carrying out examinations of poultry, poultry products or poultry by-products. (laboratoire approuvé)

chicken

chicken means any bird of the species Gallus gallus. (poulet)

eradication area

eradication area[Repealed, SOR/2019-99, s. 7]

fluff

fluff means the chick down and dust produced in a hatcher during the hatching process. (duvet)

game bird

game bird[Repealed, SOR/97-85, s. 56]

hatcher

hatcher means any equipment in which eggs hatch. (éclosoir)

hatchery

hatchery[Repealed, SOR/2000-184, s. 69]

health monitored hatchery

health monitored hatchery means a hatchery in respect of which a permit has been issued by the Minister

  • (a) pursuant to these Regulations, or

  • (b) pursuant to the Hatchery Regulations. (couvoir contrôlé)

identification tag

identification tag means a tag on which letters or numbers are inscribed for the purpose of identifying a chicken, turkey or game bird. (étiquette d’identification)

primary breeding flock

primary breeding flock means a flock of chickens or turkeys comprising one or more generations of chickens or turkeys that is maintained for the purpose of establishing, continuing or improving parent lines. (troupeau primaire de reproduction)

Regional Veterinary Director

Regional Veterinary Director[Repealed, SOR/2000-184, s. 69]

registered hatchery

registered hatchery[Repealed, SOR/83-901, s. 1]

show

show means a competition or an exhibition in which chickens, turkeys or game birds are judged according to their class, breed or variety characteristics as set out in the American Standard of Perfection published by the American Poultry Association Inc. (foire)

show flock

show flock means a flock of chickens, turkeys or game birds from which birds of the flock are occasionally or regularly exhibited in shows. (troupeau de foire)

turkey

turkey means any bird of the species Meleagris gallopavo. (dindon)

  • SOR/78-69, s. 30
  • SOR/79-839, s. 24
  • SOR/82-670, s. 2
  • SOR/83-900, s. 5
  • SOR/83-901, s. 1
  • SOR/85-689, s. 6(E)
  • SOR/97-85, s. 56
  • SOR/2000-184, s. 69
  • SOR/2019-99, s. 7

 [Repealed, SOR/2019-99, s. 8]

 [Repealed, SOR/2019-99, s. 8]

 [Repealed, SOR/2019-99, s. 8]

 [Repealed, SOR/2019-99, s. 8]

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), no owner or person in charge of a chicken, turkey or game bird shall exhibit the chicken, turkey or game bird in a show unless it is

    • (a) identified by an identification tag; and

    • (b) accompanied by a certificate, signed by an inspector or an individual appointed for that purpose by the province from which the bird originates, indicating

      • (i) that serological tests have been conducted within the 12 months preceding the show on all birds in the flock of origin that were four weeks of age and older at the time the tests were conducted,

      • (ii) that the serological tests have proven negative for pullorum disease and fowl typhoid,

      • (iii) that the chicken, turkey or game bird was included in the flock of origin at the time the serological tests were conducted or was a natural increase to the flock of origin since that time,

      • (iv) the date on which the serological tests were conducted, and

      • (v) the details of the identification tag.

  • (2) Subject to subsection (3), no person in charge of a show shall permit to be shown or exhibited at the show a chicken, turkey or game bird that does not have an identification tag or is not accompanied by a certificate described in subsection (1).

  • (3) Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply in respect of a chicken, turkey or game bird that is hatched in a province where serological tests have been conducted since July 1, 1982 on all birds of the age referred to in subparagraph (1)(b)(i) of each show flock in that province and such tests have proven negative for pullorum disease and fowl typhoid.

  • SOR/82-670, s. 2

 No person shall keep a chicken, turkey or game bird on the same premises as an approved hatchery supply flock unless the chicken, turkey or game bird has been tested serologically and found free of Salmonella pullorum and Salmonella gallinarum or has come directly from a health monitored hatchery.

  • SOR/82-670, s. 2
  • SOR/83-901, s. 2
  •  (1) Every owner or person in charge of an approved hatchery supply flock shall keep a record of all mortality in that flock for the life of the flock.

  • (2) Where the mortality of an approved hatchery supply flock of chickens exceeds three per cent or the mortality of an approved hatchery supply flock of turkeys exceeds five per cent for birds during the first two weeks of life, the owner or person in charge of the flock shall immediately submit to an approved laboratory a sample of dead birds from the flock and any other such birds as may be subsequently requested by the person in charge of the laboratory to be cultured for the presence of Salmonella pullorum and Salmonella gallinarum.

  • SOR/82-670, s. 2
  •  (1) Every owner or person in charge of a primary breeding flock shall have the flock tested serologically for Salmonella pullorum and Salmonella gallinarum at intervals of not less than six months and not more than 15 months in accordance with the serological test schedule set out in Schedule VI and shall report to the Minister, in writing, the results of all such tests.

  • (2) Each chicken or turkey that is tested pursuant to subsection (1) shall be identified by an identification tag.

  • SOR/82-670, s. 2
  • SOR/2000-184, s. 70

 No owner or person who operates, manages or is in charge of a hatchery that hatches chicken, turkey or game bird eggs shall use the hatchery to hatch eggs of game birds or have on the premises of the hatchery eggs of game birds unless the eggs originate from

  • (a) a hatchery supply flock of game birds that is approved in accordance with any regulations in force in the province in which the flock is located; or

  • (b) a flock of origin in which the game birds in the flock over four weeks of age have been tested serologically in accordance with the serological test schedule set out in Schedule VI within the 15 months preceding the time the eggs arrived at the hatchery and found free of Salmonella Pullorum and Salmonella Gallinarum.

  • SOR/82-670, s. 2
  • SOR/85-689, s. 7
  •  (1) No person shall operate a hatchery unless

    • (a) the hatchery is a health monitored hatchery; and

    • (b) individual fluff samples or such other samples as may be required by an inspector from each hatcher in the hatchery are submitted by the owner or operator of the hatchery to an approved laboratory for testing every sixth week as follows:

      • (i) in respect of a hatchery that hatches less than four times a week, samples shall be submitted from all hatchers from which chicks are removed during the sixth week, and

      • (ii) in respect of a hatchery that hatches four or more times a week, samples shall be submitted from all hatchers from which chicks are removed on two consecutive days during the sixth week.

  • (2) A person who wishes to obtain a permit shall apply to the Minister.

  • (3) Every application for a permit shall have annexed thereto a copy of the plans and specifications of the hatchery showing

    • (a) the dimensions of the rooms and the positions of doors, windows, stairways and drains;

    • (b) the lighting, heating and ventilating systems;

    • (c) the location of equipment; and

    • (d) the materials to be used in the construction of all floors, walls and ceilings.

  • (4) Where the premises in respect of which a permit was issued are not operated as a hatchery for a period of 12 consecutive months, the permit shall expire at the end of that period.

  • (5) The Minister may refuse to issue a permit if the Regional Director is of the opinion that the hatchery in respect of which the permit is applied for is not maintained and equipped in accordance with section 8 of the Hatchery Regulations and cannot be operated in accordance with that section.

  • (6) A separate permit shall be issued and a permit number assigned for each of the premises in which a hatchery is to be operated.

  • (7) No person shall sell or remove chicks from a hatchery that does not meet the requirements of paragraphs (1)(a) and (b) unless he has the permission of the Minister in writing.

  • (8) Every operator of a hatchery shall ensure that any chick or unhatched embryo that is killed in the hatchery is killed in a humane manner.

 Every owner or person in charge of a chicken, turkey or game bird that on serological testing shows a reaction that may indicate exposure to or the presence of Salmonella pullorum or Salmonella gallinarum shall immediately submit the chicken, turkey or game bird to an approved laboratory for culturing or further testing.

  • SOR/82-670, s. 2

Outbreaks of Communicable Diseases

[
  • SOR/2019-99, s. 10
]

 [Repealed, SOR/2019-99, s. 10]

 [Repealed, SOR/97-85, s. 59]

  •  (1) An inspector may order the person having the possession, care or custody of a dog that is affected or suspected of being affected with rabies or to have been exposed to rabies to isolate or muzzle the dog.

  • (2) Where an inspector reports to the Minister that rabies exists or is suspected to exist in any area in Canada the Minister may, by order, designate the area and direct that all dogs or other animals within the area be detained, isolated or muzzled in such manner and during such period as the Minister may specify.

 
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