AARD: What is the Food Safety and Animall Health Division?
Works with industry to implement effective food safety systems
works with producers and processors on food safety surv programs
works with industry and other partners to devlop appropriate animal health and food saftey policy, legislation, regulation and emergency response management
ensures that information created from our programs and projects is used effectively to promo the safety and marketability of AB agri and food products
What are teh 7 regulations under the Animal Health Act?
Destruction and disposal of dead animals regulation
livestock disease control regulation
livestock market and livestock assembling regulation
production animal medicine regualtion
reporatble and notifiable disease regulation
traceability premises ID regulation
tracability livestock ID regualtion
What is the purpose of the Animal Health Act?
Seeks to facilitate a rapid and effective response to animal disease occurance by authorizing control measures against disease spread, animal disease surveillance, traceability, carcass disposal provision, livestock market inspecion and licensing and control of the sale of production medicine
PURPOSE: is to minimize the impacts of animal disease in agri animals in AB and to enhance market access, good health and saefty through effective disease control measures
Who do reportable and notifiable disease notifications go to?
Office of the Chief Provinical Veterinarian
Differentiate between reportable and notifiable diseases
reporable disease: pose threats to market access the economy and or animal or public health
require immediate action to control or eradicate them
monitored for trade purposes or to understand their dynamics/ epidemiology in AB
no action taken
How many sections does the 2nd Branch the Animal Health Branch have?
Animal Health Programs section
What are the 2 components of the AVSN?
Veterinary Practive Surveillance (framework for vets to share info via web for detection and warning
Disease investigation Program
-livestock pathology consultation Program (assist private vets in investigating problems)