CAHSS Dairy Network

Canada’s dairy industry is synonymous with health. The milk flowing from our 12,529 dairy farms remains a staple in the diet of many, and a key component of our national food supply. CAHSS’s Dairy Network is committed to industry vitality. Bringing together participants from industry, government and veterinary associations, this group is a platform where members can discuss disease challenges and organize surveillance activities to maintain the health of Canada’s dairy herds.

H5N1 Detections in Dairy Cattle in the US

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US Resources

USDA  – 2024 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (H5N1) Michigan Dairy Herd and Poultry Flock Summary, June 9, 2024

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) – HPAI H5N1 Genotype B3.13 in Dairy Cattle: National Epidemiologic Brief, June 8, 2024

USDA APHIS – Testing Guidance for Influenza A in Livestock, May 1, 2024

USDA APHIS – Case Definition: Avian Influenza, April 2024

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – Questions and Answers Regarding Milk Safety During HPAI Outbreaks, April 17, 2024

USDA – Detection of HPAI in Dairy Herds: Frequently Asked Questions, April 16, 2024

USDA APHIS – Recommendations for HPAI H5N1 Virus in Livestock For State Animal Health Officials,Accredited Veterinarians and Producers, April 12, 2024

National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) – Dairy Cattle: Biosecurity Recommendations for HPAI and More, April 5, 2024

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A(H5N1) Virus: Identification of Human Infection and Recommendations for Investigations and Response, April 5, 2024

NextStrain – Genomic Data for HPAI Outbreak in North America 2021-Present, April 4, 2024

CDC – Technical Update: Summary Analysis of Genetic Sequences of HPAI A(H5N1) Viruses in Texas, April 2, 2024

American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) – Resource on dairy cow disease (members only)

Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) – Biosecurity Resources

Secure Milk Supply (SMS) – Resources

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Dairy Stakeholder Map

The CAHSS Dairy Network includes members from all areas from the dairy sector, including industry and veterinary associations, academia, laboratories, and provincial and federal governments.

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External Resources

Links to Canadian dairy resources.

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Animal Health Insights

A podcast series from CAHSS has been a useful tool to connect producers, veterinarians and pet owners on topics of animal health, disease surveillance and disease management practices across Canada.

Dairy webinar series

This webinar covers an update on Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in dairy cattle in the US, discussion on the national collaborative approach amongst federal/provincial governments and industry, an update on the CFIA guidance document for private practitioners, and recommendations on how to support producer clients. Speakers include: Drs. Murray Gillies (Canadian Animal Health Surveillance System, Animal Health Canada), Fred Gingrich (American Association of Bovine Practitioners), Carol Cardona (University of Minnesota), Cathy Furness (Canadian Food Inspection Agency), Geneviève Toupin (Canadian Food Inspection Agency), Cheryl Schroeder (Dairy Farmers of Canada), and Rob Tremblay (Dairy Farmers of Canada).