Animal Health

Transportation Regulations

The Transportation Regulations for livestock were amended in Canada on February 20, 2020. Below are CFIA resources which highlight these changes:

Health of Animals Regulations: Part XII: Transport of Animals-Regulatory Amendment

Canada Transport Regulations

Timeline of Health of Animals Regulations 

Livestock Transport in Canada Brochure

Canada Transport Regulations – Comparisons

Transport Reg eLearning Tool

Draft Manifest

Livestock Manifest- FILLABLE

Transfer of Care and Record Keeping Fact Sheets

Records and Transfer of Care Comparison for Transporters

Manitoba Pork – “Changes to Transport Regulation” Video (35 minutes)


CPC Resources:

Health of Animals Regulations – Overview of Changes

Compromised and Unfit Pigs

African Swine Fever

For additional information, please contact: CFIA


Additional Resources:

Prairie Swine Centre – Small Sale Pig Farmers

Canadian Small-Scale Pig Farming Manual

African Swine Fever Resources

The National Swine Farm-Level Biosecurity Standard

1.1 Defining Biosecurity

Biosecurity is the term used to describe the measures and procedures needed to protect a population against the introduction and spread of pathogens. FAO/WB/OIE experts (2009) defined it as “the implementation of measures that reduce the risk of the introduction and spread of disease agents. It requires the adoption of attitudes and behaviours by people to reduce risk in all activities involving domestic, captive/exotic and wild animals and their products”.

A biosecurity plan can be implemented to attain three strategic objectives:

1) Bio-exclusion or external biosecurity: policies developed to prevent the introduction of a new pathogen to pigs housed on livestock premises.

2) Bio-management or internal biosecurity: a biosecurity strategy developed to reduce the spread of disease among pigs on premises already contaminated with a pathogen.

3) Bio-containment: a biosecurity strategy developed to prevent the escape and spread of pathogens already present on pig premises in order to prevent spread to another population of animals.

Swine Biosecurity Standard (PDF)


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