Poultry Surveillance in Canada

Attentive care for poultry and human health


(updated May 9th, 2019)

Poultry Surveillance links the diverse poultry community to encourage and support integrated and whole-of-system poultry health surveillance. Effective and responsive health surveillance safeguards the prosperity of Canada’s poultry industry.

Poultry Surveillance is part of the Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System (CAHSS), which connects animal health, public health and wildlife health experts from Canada’s animal sectors.

In addition to Poultry Surveillance, CAHSS member networks include equine, swine, aquatic, and dairy cattle. CAHSS members work on diseases and issues of concern, including reportable and zoonotic diseases, production limiting diseases and antimicrobial use surveillance.

The CAHSS poultry networks came together in early 2016 with the primary goal to expand existing connections and establish additional communications channels on poultry surveillance.

Three priorities for the poultry network are to:

  1. share information on the CAHSS website,
  2. develop and sustain a social information sharing network by holding quarterly and ad hoc teleconferences as required and,
  3. focus on trade limiting diseases.