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Health of Animals Regulations

Version of section 79 from 2006-03-22 to 2019-04-14:

 In this section and sections 79.1 to 79.2,

approved hatchery supply flock

approved hatchery supply flock means a flock of chickens or turkeys that is

  • (a) a primary breeding flock or a flock descended from a primary breeding flock, and

  • (b) designated as an approved hatchery supply flock in accordance with any regulations in force in the province in which the flock is located; (troupeau approuvé fournisseur de couvoirs)

approved laboratory

approved laboratory means an establishment or a vehicle approved by the Minister for use in carrying out examinations of poultry, poultry products or poultry by-products; (laboratoire approuvé)


chicken means any bird of the species Gallus gallus; (poulet)

eradication area

eradication area means a pullorum disease and fowl typhoid eradication area established under section 79.1; (zone d’éradication)


fluff means the chick down and dust produced in a hatcher during the hatching process; (duvet)

game bird

game bird[Repealed, SOR/97-85, s. 56]


hatcher means any equipment in which eggs hatch; (éclosoir)


hatchery[Repealed, SOR/2000-184, s. 69]

health monitored hatchery

health monitored hatchery means a hatchery in respect of which a permit has been issued by the Minister

  • (a) pursuant to these Regulations, or

  • (b) pursuant to the Hatchery Regulations; (couvoir contrôlé)

identification tag

identification tag means a tag on which letters or numbers are inscribed for the purpose of identifying a chicken, turkey or game bird; (étiquette d’identification)

primary breeding flock

primary breeding flock means a flock of chickens or turkeys comprising one or more generations of chickens or turkeys that is maintained for the purpose of establishing, continuing or improving parent lines; (troupeau primaire de reproduction)

Regional Veterinary Director

Regional Veterinary Director[Repealed, SOR/2000-184, s. 69]

registered hatchery

registered hatchery[Repealed, SOR/83-901, s. 1]


show means a competition or an exhibition in which chickens, turkeys or game birds are judged according to their class, breed or variety characteristics as set out in the American Standard of Perfection published by the American Poultry Association Inc.; (foire)

show flock

show flock means a flock of chickens, turkeys or game birds from which birds of the flock are occasionally or regularly exhibited in shows; (troupeau de foire)


turkey means any bird of the species Meleagris gallopavo. (dindon)

  • SOR/78-69, s. 30
  • SOR/79-839, s. 24
  • SOR/82-670, s. 2
  • SOR/83-900, s. 5
  • SOR/83-901, s. 1
  • SOR/85-689, s. 6(E)
  • SOR/97-85, s. 56
  • SOR/2000-184, s. 69

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