Terrestrial animal diseases

To protect human and animal health, the CFIA conducts inspections and has surveillance programs in place to detect and monitor disease. Animal health programs help guard against the entry of animal diseases, help to control the spread of disease, and support effective response when diseases occur.

Services and information

Reportable diseases

Pet owners, veterinarians, and labs must report suspected cases of federally reportable diseases in Canada.

Immediately notifiable diseases

Diseases exotic to Canada with no control or eradication programs.

Annually notifiable diseases

Diseases recorded in Canada for the annual report to the World Organisation for Animal Health.

Other diseases monitored by the CFIA

Diseases of interest that are not currently reportable or notifiable diseases.

Decision-analysis tool

Assists in the transparent characterization of the CFIA's role in animal health and zoonotic events.

Animal health status by disease

Recognized countries as being free from certain transmissible diseases.

Role of the private veterinarian

How private veterinarians should help in the diagnosis of foreign animal diseases

Animal health status by country

The evaluation of a country, or a region(s) or zone(s) within a country, reviewed by the CFIA on a case-by-case basis.

Foreign animal disease emergency preparedness and response in meat hygiene

Developing and maintaining a written contingency plan for foreign animal diseases (FADs).


The CFIA's surveillance activities for animal diseases