Livestock health

Find information about new diseases and how to access support and funding to help keep your livestock healthy:

The Animal Health Unit, based in the Department of Environment, is responsible for the health concerns of domestic animals, including livestock. The production of safe food in Yukon is supported by the Agriculture Branch of the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources.

Livestock diseases

Diseases change over time and new diseases can emerge. It’s important for veterinarians and livestock owners in Yukon to be aware of the latest news about diseases.

Diseases that can affect livestock:

Occasionally there are changes to the national programs that control disease in animals. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has more information on these programs.

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Livestock health support

It’s important for Yukon farmers to have health and disease information that’s specific to Yukon. Handbooks for poultry, swine and cattle are available to help Yukon farmers work with veterinarians to maintain the health of their herds and flocks.

Veterinarians who specialize in livestock have been visiting Yukon since 2013 as part of the livestock health program delivered by the Animal Health Unit and Agriculture Branch.

These specialists present workshops for livestock owners in Dawson City and Whitehorse, and offer continuing education for local veterinarians.


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Veterinary Services Program

The Veterinary Services Program reimburses enrolled livestock owners up to $1,000 per premises to cover:

For more information, please visit the Agriculture Branch

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Contact Animal Health Unit

Phone: 867-667-5600
Toll-free (in Yukon, NWT & Nunavut):
1-800-661-0408 ext. 5600
Fax: 867-393-6263

Email: animalhealth@gov.yk.ca
Address: Box 2703 (V-7) Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada Y1A 2C6