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Animal Disease Surveillance

Animal disease surveillance supports Canada's ability to recognize and deal with emerging animal disease problems. Surveillance also plays an import role in providing Canadian livestock and poultry products access to more markets.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency's surveillance activities are supported by:

  • a nationwide network known as Canadian Animal Health Surveillance Network (CAHSN), which draws on the disease detection capabilities of practising veterinarians, provincial and university diagnostic laboratories and the federal government;
  • animal identification programs which help trace disease outbreaks to their source.

Information we provide to the livestock sector and scientific community includes: