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

Regulations are current to 2017-09-27 and last amended on 2017-05-19. Previous Versions

 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 in an eradication area 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.

  • SOR/82-670, s. 2;
  • SOR/83-901, s. 3;
  • SOR/85-689, s. 8;
  • SOR/97-85, s. 57.

 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.

Serious Outbreaks of Communicable Diseases

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (3), where the Minister has declared a control area pursuant to subsection 27(1) of the Act, the Minister may designate the animals or things likely to be infected or contaminated by the disease and, from the time the Minister makes the designation, no person shall, without the permission of an inspector or such other person as the Minister may designate, move

    • (a) any designated animal or thing

      • (i) into the designated area,

      • (ii) out of the designated area, or

      • (iii) from a place in the designated area except to a contiguous place in the designated area occupied by the same person; or

    • (b) any flesh, hides, hoofs, horns or other parts of animals designated in the order, or, in the case of poultry, the eggs thereof, or any hay, straw, fodder, cereal grain or other things used for feeding or caring for such animals

      • (i) out of the designated area, or

      • (ii) from a place in the designated area except to a contiguous place in the designated area occupied by the same person.

  • (2) Any permission to move an animal or any other thing referred to in subsection (1) given by an inspector or such other person designated by the Minister may be general or particular.

  • (3) Subsection (1) does not apply in respect of the movement out of the designated area of anything that is in an elevator, as defined in the Canadian Wheat Board Act, on the date the Minister’s order comes into force.

  • SOR/97-85, s. 58.

 [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.

Movement of Animals

[SOR/95-54, s. 3]

 [Repealed, SOR/93-159, s. 10]

 [Repealed, SOR/95-54, s. 3]

 [Repealed, SOR/93-159, s. 11]

 [Repealed, SOR/95-54, s. 3]

 [Repealed, SOR/93-159, s. 12]

 [Repealed, SOR/97-85, s. 60]

 No person shall

  • (a) hold a bird imported under a permit into Canada at an airport in a room in which a bird not imported under permit is held; or

  • (b) transport by air a bird imported under a permit into Canada from the place of entry on the same aircraft as a bird not imported under permit.

Eradication of Diseases Specified by Minister

 The Minister may order the owner or the person having the possession, care or control in an eradication area of any poultry, ruminant, or equine or porcine animal, to segregate the animal and to have the animal inspected in such manner and for such communicable disease as the Minister may specify.

  • SOR/97-85, s. 61.

 [Repealed, SOR/97-85, s. 61]

PART XGeneral Provisions

Notices

 The Minister may give notice to any person, by any means of communication, of the appearance of any disease among animals.

  • SOR/79-839, s. 27.
  •  (1) Every laboratory that diagnoses or suspects the appearance in an animal or thing of a disease set out in Schedule VII shall notify the Minister immediately of the diagnosis or suspicion.

  • (2) Along with that notification, the laboratory shall include

    • (a) the name, address and telephone number of the person who owns or has the possession, care or control of the animal or thing;

    • (b) the location of the animal or thing; and

    • (c) all other information that the laboratory has in relation to the animal or thing.

  • (3) Every laboratory that diagnoses or suspects the appearance in an animal or thing of a disease set out in Schedule VIII shall notify the Minister of the diagnosis or suspicion immediately after the end of the calendar year in which the appearance of the disease is diagnosed or suspected.

  • SOR/2003-155, s. 1.

Records

 Every person required to keep a record under these Regulations shall, unless it is otherwise stated,

  • (a) keep the record for a period of two years from the date the requirement arose; and

  • (b) [Repealed, SOR/2012-286, s. 56]

  • (c) on receipt of a written request by an inspector, provide the inspector, in a form approved by the Minister, with the information contained in the record.

  • SOR/82-590, s. 4;
  • SOR/2006-147, s. 18;
  • SOR/2012-286, s. 56.
 
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