CFIA Enhances Animal Disease Reporting
CFIA Enhances Animal Disease Reporting August 17, 2009 – The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will provide a comprehensive view of Canada's animal health status by posting to its website all detections of federally reportable diseases. Information will be updated monthly.
This revised reporting approach captures confirmed cases of federally reportable diseases, including scrapie, chronic wasting disease (CWD), anthrax, and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), in farmed animals. In addition to providing monthly reports, the CFIA will continue to immediately announce any detections of reportable, foreign, or newly emerging diseases which pose significant health or economic risks.
Early disease detection and control are critical to limiting the effects of animal disease outbreaks. The CFIA reminds all livestock producers to regularly monitor their animals for signs of disease, and immediately contact their veterinarian if animal disease is suspected.
The CFIA is committed to providing all stakeholders, including the general public, media and trading partners, with information about disease detections. Those interested can subscribe to receive e-mail notifications every time reportable disease information is updated on the CFIA website. For more information, visit
Canadian Food Inspection Agency Media relations: 613-773-6600
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) cases confirmed in Canada in 2009 BSE is a reportable disease under the Health of Animals Regulations. This means that all suspected cases must be reported to the CFIA.
The following table lists individual animals confirmed to be infected with BSE in Canada in 2009.
Date confirmed Location Animal type infected Age of animal May 15 Alberta Dairy Cow 80 months
Herds infected with CWD in Canada in 2009 The CFIA works with provincial governments and industry to conduct regular CWD surveillance. Ongoing provincial surveillance for CWD varies with each particular province’s perceived threat and infection status. Testing is mandatory in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the Yukon; it is voluntary elsewhere.
In addition, CWD is a reportable disease under the Health of Animals Regulations. This means that all suspected cases must be reported to the CFIA.
The following table lists domestic cervid herds confirmed to be infected with CWD in Canada in 2009.
Date confirmed Location Animal type infected February 27 Saskatchewan Elk March 24 Saskatchewan Elk
Flocks infected with scrapie in Canada in 2009 The CFIA, in co-operation with provincial governments and industry, launched a national scrapie surveillance program in 2005. Under the program, producers are encouraged to report animals that die on the farm or exhibit symptoms of the disease.
In addition, scrapie is a reportable disease under the Health of Animals Regulations. This means that all suspected cases must be reported to the CFIA.
The following table lists sheep flocks and/or goat herds confirmed to be infected with scrapie in Canada in 2009.
Date confirmed Location Animal type infected April 29 Quebec Sheep May 21* Saskatchewan Sheep June 12 Quebec Sheep July 23* Alberta Sheep
PLEASE NOTE THE TWO CASES OF THE ATYPICAL SCRAPIE CASE ON MAY 21, 2009 AND JULY 23, 2009. i suppose they are speaking of the Nor-98 atypical scrapie ???
NICE JOB CANADA !!!
NOW, what about the USA ???
Sunday, April 12, 2009
BSE MAD COW TESTING USA 2009 FIGURES Month Number of Tests
Feb 2009 -- 1,891
Jan 2009 -- 4,620
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Monday, May 4, 2009
Back to the Past With New TSE Testing Agricultural Research/May-June 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Identification and characterization of bovine spongiform encephalopathy cases diagnosed and NOT diagnosed in the United States
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
U.S. Emergency Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Response Plan Summary and BSE Red Book Date: February 14, 2000 at 8:56 am PST
WHERE did we go wrong $$$
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Nor98 scrapie identified in the United States J Vet Diagn Invest 21:454-463 (2009)
Monday, June 01, 2009 Biochemical typing of pathological prion protein in aging cattle with BSE
SOMETHING TO PONDER ???
O.K. confusious asks, IF all these new atypical BSEs i.e. new strains of mad cow disease is just an 'OLD COW PRION DISEASE', why then can not the 'old human prion disease' such as the sporadic CJD, be from an 'old cow prion disease', same as the nvCJD 'young people mad cow disease' (which also happens in 74 year old), but why cannot the 'old cow prion diseases', i.e. l-BSE, h-BSE, and ibncBSE, cause the 'old people prion disease', which looks like sporadic CJD. seems that is what some of the pathology is showing ???
OH, that probably makes too much sense, and that the only answer could be that it's all just a happenstance of bad luck and or a spontaneous event, that just happens out of the clear blue sky $$$
IF this is the case, then where are all the SPONTANEOUS BSE CASES OF MAD COW DISEASE IN THE U.S.A., AND WHERE HAVE THEY BEEN BURIED IN THE USA OVER THE LAST 25 YEARS ???
Monday, August 17, 2009
FDA asked to ban poultry litter from feed AGAIN 17 Aug 2009 Ban that Poop !
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
BSE-The Untold Story - joe gibbs and singeltary 1999 - 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Characteristics of Established and Proposed Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Variants
Atypical BSE North America Update February 2009
Sunday, December 28, 2008
MAD COW DISEASE USA DECEMBER 28, 2008 an 8 year review of a failed and flawed policy
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Mad Cow Disease typical and atypical strains, was there a cover-up ?
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