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Chronic Wasting Disease Herd Certification Program : manual for owners and cervid farm operators

Description

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a fatal, transmissible, and progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting domestic cervids such as elk and deer. Recognising the seriousness of this reportable disease in the animal population, the federal government developed the CWD Herd Certification Program (HCP) in order to create clear and consistent national standards to support the domestic cervid industry through integrating good animal husbandry with sound biosecurity practices designed to avoid or minimise the spread of CWD. Provinces are empowereed to administer their own programs in an effort to tailor the Program to address specific regional needs while also maintaining conformity with national standards. This comprehensive manual provides clear and accurate advice to Alberta owners and cervid farm operators contemplating enrolment and those who are currently enrolled in the Program.

Updated

September 1, 2022

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Title and publication information

Type
Guide
Alternative Title

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Herd Certification Program : manual for owners and cervid farm operators

Alternative Title

Alberta owner’s/cervid farm operator’s manual – CWD Herd Certification Program

Frequency

Other

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Agriculture

Resource Dates

Date Created

2021-05-01

Date Added

2021-07-27T17:40:27.133564

Date Modified

2022-09-01

Date Issued

2021-07-27

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Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Agriculture, Forestry and Rural Economic Development

Contact Other

Office of the Chief Provincial Veterinarian, Animal Health and Assurance Branch, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry