Quebec Animal ID Program Martine Dubuc

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Information about Quebec Animal ID Program Martine Dubuc

Published on August 20, 2007

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Slide1:  Chicago, September 27, 2005 Dr. Martine Dubuc Institut national de santé animale Animal ID Program : Crisis Management in Québec Agriculture in Quebec:  Agriculture in Quebec Beef and dairy producers : 17 000 Dairy cows : 408 000 Milk-fed veals : 148 000 Grain-fed veals : 96 000 Pig producers : 2 600 Pigs slaughtered : 7 M Sheep producers : 1 200 Lambs : 275 000 Poultry producers : 1 100 Overview:  Overview Organization Background Vigitr@ce Health emergencies management Regulatory procedures Scenarios Conclusion Organization Chart:  Organization Chart Animal Health Institute (INSA):  Animal Health Institute (INSA) Animal Health Surveillance Laboratory diagnosis Risk Analysis Acts and Regulations Computing Systems and Communication Expertise : Background:  Background Recent public and animal health crises Foot-and-mouth disease: England BSE (mad cow disease) in Canada  roughly $3 billion Avian influenza in British Columbia: $283 million Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) West Nile Virus (WNV) Crises in Québec:  Crises in Québec Impacts Higher consumer requirements Public health requirements Importing countries’ requirements E. coli O157:H7 outbreak ground beef (1998-1999) Salmonella enteritidis eggs (1996-1997) Carbadox pork (2000) MAPAQ’s commitments:  MAPAQ’s commitments Animal Health Protection Act Amended in November 2000 Division on Animal Identification added Food Products Act Amended in June 2000 Empowered to make food traceability mandatory Partnership with private sector Agri-Traçabilité Québec (ATQ) MAPAQ’s commitments:  MAPAQ’s commitments Implementation of traceability Multi-species Animal Health Surveillance Crisis Management Harmonization of systems:  Harmonization of systems Nationally and internationally Harmonization Exchange with O.I.E. experts (World Organisation for Animal Health) Exchange with Vermont Federal/provincial/territorial agri-food inspection committee and traceability sub-committee Exchange of information between data bank managers in Canada and Québec Draft MAPAQ-CFIA-ATQ-CCIA agreement 2001-2006 funding:  2001-2006 funding Government of Québec: $21,5 million Operation of Agri-Traçabilité Québec (ATQ) Inspection Computer system Massive identification Assistance for automation Producers: Purchase of tags Tags put on animals Transmission of data to ATQ VIGITR@CE:  VIGITR@CE Emergency response tool (software) that uses information in the ATQ database Developed to be fast, user friendly, flexible, and efficient Used by MAPAQ’s professionals VIGITR@CE (…):  VIGITR@CE (…) System Purpose Provide epidemiological follow-up in case of animal health emergencies Monitor the health of Québec herds Ensure stakeholders comply with regulations Slide14:  Consult stakeholder, premises and animal information Entry and exit of animals in Québec Entry and exit at a premises or in a targeted area History of animal movements Tracing of first generation of contacts Record of animal populations involved in targeted operations VIGITR@CE (…) Entry and Exit of Animals in Québec:  Entry and Exit of Animals in Québec List of animals from outside Québec List of animals leaving Québec Cattle and sheep entering or exiting Québec:  Anyone who receives an animal from outside Québec or who sends an animal outside Québec must report it to ATQ. Cattle and sheep entering or exiting Québec Slide17:  Entry and Exit in a Targeted Area:  Entry and Exit in a Targeted Area Area defined based on needs Details of movements between two or more areas Mesure the impact when movements stop ('compartmentation') History of Animal Movements:  History of Animal Movements Details of all declared events for an animal Allows the tracing of a specific animal Tracing of Initial and Successive Contacts:  Tracing of Initial and Successive Contacts For positive cases For a period of time (incubation) Down the supply chain (exit from premises in question) Up the supply chain (transfer to premises in question) Data Banks:  Data Banks ATQ - VIGITR@CE Central database of permanent bovine and ovine identification and traceability Gradually, other species included (pork, poultry, cervids, etc.) Data Banks (…):  Data Banks (…) GIRMA Integrated management of resources in farmland (Gestion Intégrée des Ressources en Milieu Agricole) Premises (all productions) Georeferenced Roads, rivers, etc. Other stakeholders (slaughterhouses, vet clinics, auction markets, rendering plants, etc.) Slide23:  Crisis management–Traceability system:  Crisis management–Traceability system VIGITR@CE GIRMA Canadian Food Inspection Agency Canadian Cattle Identification Agency MAPAQ VIGITR@CE - Scenario 1:  VIGITR@CE - Scenario 1 Animal tracing investigation Suspected case of tuberculosis found in a bovine slaughtered in a slaughterhouse ID number of suspected bovine forwarded to MAPAQ for tracing VIGITR@CE - Scenario 1 (…):  VIGITR@CE - Scenario 1 (…) Search Vigitr@ce Consult animal record List declared events for suspect animal Establish bovine origin (farm of origin) and premises visited Slide27:  VIGITR@CE - Scenario 2:  VIGITR@CE - Scenario 2 Disease Investigation Suspected case of bovine foot-and-mouth disease Number of premise where the suspected bovine was examined by veterinarian forwarded to MAPAQ VIGITR@CE - Scenario 2 (…):  Search Vigitr@ce Consult 'premises' and 'stakeholder' records Determine whether the suspect animal in the premises has been in contact with others Verify entries and exits at premises in question VIGITR@CE - Scenario 2 (…) Animal Population (Quarantine Zone):  Animal Population (Quarantine Zone) Entry and exit:  Entry and exit Tracing of Initial Contacts:  Tracing of Initial Contacts VIGITR@CE - Scenario 2 (…):  Search Vigitr@ce (cont.) Create a map by importing Vigitr@ce information into the GIRMA geo-referencing tool Prepare a list of producers located 1 km, 5 km, and 10 km from the premises Count the animals within these three perimeters VIGITR@CE - Scenario 2 (…) Slide34:  Premises 1362341 – Confirmed case Simulation Slide35:  Simulation : Confirmed Cases Spinoffs of Québec’s traceability system:  Spinoffs of Québec’s traceability system Quick tracing of an animal’s trajectory  public health When residues (drugs, pesticides, etc.) are found in a carcass When disease is suspected (tuberculosis) Spinoffs (…) system (…):  Spinoffs (…) system (…) Beef export andlt; 30 months to the United States ATQ allowed certification of cattle age Cattle export to the United States andlt; 30 months for slaughterhouse-bound cattle ATQ can certify cattle age Crisis management: Equinox March 21-23, 2005 Efficiency of Québec’s traceability system recognized Conclusion:  Conclusion Traceability allows us to react quickly and efficiently to protect public and animal health To learn more: Visit our website: Slide39: 

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