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Producers and livestock sector: avian influenza

Surveillance, biosecurity, processes when declared infected, import and export restrictions.

Services and information


Wild bird surveys, Canadian Notifiable Avian Influenza Surveillance System.

Commercial premises: Process when declared infected

Removing contaminated materials, cleaning, drying, disinfecting.


Basic biosecurity principles for poultry, national avian on-farm biosecurity standard, general producer guide.

Export restrictions imposed on Canada: all commodities

Current information, includes sub-regions.

Import restrictions imposed by Canada: live birds and hatching eggs

Rules for importing birds, live poultry and other birds, day-old chicks and hatching eggs.

What to expect if your animals are infected

Immediate steps we follow if domestic birds are suspected of being infected.

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