Animal Health

The Manitoba government provides several services to help livestock producers protect animal health and prevent economic losses on the farm. The starting point is knowledge.

In this section producers can link to information about effective disease control and surveillance of certain types of disease and the whole and partial carcass condemnation rates and reasons for condemnations in Manitoba livestock and poultry. This section also covers the safe use of veterinary drugs. Other resources outline biosecurity practices that prevent pathogens from entering the herd or flock or spreading to other animals.

Extension and advisory services are available through the Livestock Industry Branch, which monitors animal disease in Manitoba in partnership with the Provincial Veterinary Diagnostic Services (VDS) laboratory. The branch also delivers information and educates through seminars, consultations, advisories and fact sheets. 

The Veterinary Diagnostic Services Laboratory offers analytical services and complete post-mortem examinations. 


For more information, or if you suspect any animal health related concerns, please contact the Chief Veterinary Office at or call 204-945-7684 in Winnipeg.