Notifiable Diseases

The Notifiable Diseases listed in this regulation align with similar lists prescribed by other provincial governments and the government of Canada.

The Reportable and Notifiable Diseases regulation requires that a report be made to the office of the Chief Veterinarian within 24 hours if you have reasonable grounds to suspect that a reportable or notifiable disease has occurred.

Bee Diseases
Infestations of the following are prescribed as notifiable diseases in respect of bees:

  • Acarine disease (tracheal mite infestation)
  • Achroia grisella (Lesser wax moth)
  • Galleria mellonella (Greater wax moth)
  • Varroa mite

Illness in bees caused by any of the following are prescribed as notifiable diseases

  • Acute bee paralysis virus
  • Black queen cell virus
  • Chalkbrood
  • Deformed wing virus
  • European foulbrood
  • Israel acute paralysis virus
  • Kashmir bee virus
  • Nosema disease
  • Sacbrood disease virus
  • Varroa destructor virus

Bird Disease
The following are prescribed as notifiable diseases in respect of birds:

  • Avian chlamydiosis caused by Chlamydophila psittaci
  • Influenza A in poultry, other than as described in section 1 (1) (b) or (2) of Appendix 1
  • Fowl cholera caused by Pasteurella multocida
  • Fowl pox

Cattle diseases
The following are prescribed as notifiable diseases in respect of cattle:

  • Bovine trichomoniasis
  • Bovine genital campylabacteriosis

Crustacean Disease
The following are prescribed as notifiable diseases in respect of crustaceans:

  • Crayfish plague caused by Aphanomyces astaci
  • Infectious hypodermal and haematopoietic necrosis caused by Infectious hypodermal and haematopoietic necrosis virus
  • Infectious myonecrosis caused by Infectious myonecrosis virus
  • Necrotizing hepatopancreatitis
  • White tail disease caused by Macrobrachium rosenbergii nodavirus and extra small virus

Finfish Diseases
The following are prescribed as notifiable diseases in respect of finfish:

  • Bacterial kidney disease caused by Renibacterium salmoninarum
  • Enteric red mouth disease caused by Yersinia ruckeri
  • Epizootic ulcerative syndrome caused by Aphanomyces invadans
  • Furunculosis caused by Aeromonas salmonicida
  • Gyrodactylosis caused by Gyrodactylus salaris
  • Oncorhynchus masou virus disease caused by oncorhynchus masou virus
  • Red sea bream iridoviral disease caused by Red sea bream iridovirus
  • Streptococcosis caused by Streptococcus iniae
  • Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia

Horse Diseases
The following are prescribed as notifiable diseases in respect of horses:

  • Equine herpes myeloencepalopathy
  • Equine rhinipneumonitis
  • Equine viral arteritis

Mollusc diseases
Illness in molluscs caused by any of the following is prescribed as a notifiable disease:

  • Bonamia exitiosa
  • Bonamia roughleyi
  • Marteilia sydneyi

The following are prescribed as notifiable diseases in respect of molluscs:

  • Abalone viral mortality caused by Abalone hepes-like virus
  • Brown ring disease caused by Vibrio tapetis
  • QPX caused by quahog parasite unknown
  • Seaside organism disease caused by Haplosporidium costale
  • Withering syndrome of abalone caused by Xenohaliotis californiensis

Swine Diseases
The following are prescribed as notifiable diseases in respect of swine:

  • Swine delta coronavirus
  • Influenza A
  • Porcine epidemic diarrhea
  • Transmissible gastroenteritis

Diseases affecting multiple species
The following are prescribed as notifiable diseases in respect of any animal:

  • Anaplasmosis
  • Epizootic hemorrhagic diseases
  • Johne’s disease
  • Lyme disease caused by Borrelia burgdorferi
  • Malignant catarrhal fever
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fecer caused by Rickettsia rickettsii
  • Salmonella dublin
  • Salmonella enteritidis
  • Salmonella Heidelbergx
  • Salmonella typhimurium
  • West Nile Virus

Salmonella is prescribed as a notifiable disease if found in an environmental sample taken in a place where an animal is, or has been, housed.