Observe animals for signs of disease

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Monitoring the appearance and behaviour of your animals is one of the many things you can do to protect animal health. If you do observe any signs of disease among your animals consult with a veterinarian or the nearest CFIA office as soon as possible.

Observe your animals' production levels, behaviour, clinical signs and feed and water consumption. Signs of disease could include:

  • loss of appetite,
  • weight loss,
  • abnormal behavior, and
  • unexplained death.

Keep up to date about any disease in your area. The more information you have, the better able you will be to respond. A disease event in your area should increase your level of biosecurity preparedness or even trigger your disease response plan.

The CFIA's activities include:

  • Disease control to guard against the entry of foreign animal diseases and to prevent the spread of certain domestic animal diseases.
  • Disease surveillance to recognize and deal with emerging animal disease problems in Canada.
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