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1. About This Document

1.1 Context

The Newcastle Disease Hazard Specific Plan (NDHSP) replaces the previous Part D of the Foreign Animal Disease Manual of Procedures (FAD‑MOP), Newcastle Disease Strategy.

This plan is not a stand-alone document; rather, it is part of an overall management plan used by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to respond to an incursion of any animal disease requiring an emergency response in Canada.

For the purpose of this document, Newcastle disease (ND) refers to the velogenic form of the disease.

1.2 Purpose

To ensure a consistent response by the CFIA when there is suspicion of a developing outbreak of ND or when an outbreak occurs.

1.3 Audience

This document is intended to provide CFIA animal health emergency responders with ND-specific information that is necessary for the control and eradication of the disease when an outbreak occurs.

1.4 Authority

This policy is under the authority of the Health of Animals Act (1990).

1.5 Related Documents

The following documents provide information on emergency response organization and procedures related to the NDHSP:

1.6 Amendments and Revisions

The CFIA will review the NDHSP every second year.

1.7 Contact Information

Dr Abed Harchaoui, Foreign Animal Disease
Animal Health, Welfare & Biosecurity Division
Canadian Food Inspection Agency
59 Camelot Drive
Ottawa, ON K1A OY9

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