Frameworks and Surveillance Snapshots

This section includes frameworks developed by CAHSS and partners that can be used to develop animal health surveillance capacity within organizations, commodities or regions.

It also includes 'Surveillance Snapshots' - infographics that summarize the Canadian landscape with respect to key areas in animal health surveillance.   

Surveillance Snapshots: One page summaries on important surveillance topics

Cross Canada Surveillance Snapshot: Antimicrobial Use and Resistance Surveillance

Across Canada, federal and provincial governments, universities and industry lead initiatives track antimicrobial use and resistance in animals, and use scientific data to direct decision making

This one page infographic provides an easy to use overview of key surveillance initiatives for antimicrobial use and resistance  in animals.

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Cross Canada Surveillance Snapshot: Disease Investigation Units

Disease Investigation Units (DIUs) respond when producers, veterinarians or members of the public observe an unusual animal health event.

This one page infographic provides an overview of public, academic and commodity sector Disease Investigation Units across Canada.

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Frameworks: Step by step how to guides for animal health surveillance

Antimicrobial Use Reporting

Backgrounder on metrics and indicators for AMU reporting in animals

Antimicrobial use reporting can include specialized, technical terms that can be challenging to interpret and compare. This backgrounder provides an accessible introduction to AMU reporting terminology within a Canadian animal health context.

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Antimicrobial Use Reporting: Tool for Choosing Metrics and Indicators

A step-by-step guide to help animal health organizations, commodity groups and others to plan how to report their AMU information to various audiences. 

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Case Definition Framework

A case definition is a set of specific criteria used to distinguish between an individual, pen or farm infected by a pathogenic agent (a case), and one that is not infected (a non-case) in a given place at a given time. Case definitions allow apples-to-apples comparisons for disease surveillance, response, and reporting.

This step-by-step guide was developed collaboratively by CAHSS and VSEN to provide a consistent, recipe-book approach to developing case definitions. 

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