If you are conducting business with the Government of Saskatchewan by mail, please be advised that delivery may be delayed due to rotating postal strikes. Various measures are in place to ensure service to Saskatchewan residents and businesses during postal strike action.

Google Translate Disclaimer

A number of pages on the Government of Saskatchewan`s web site have been professionally translated in French. These translations are identified by a yellow text box that resembles the link below and can be found in the right hand rail of the page. The home page for French-language content on this site can be found here:

Renseignements en Français

Where an official translation is not available, Google™ Translate can be used. Google™ Translate is a free online language translation service that can translate text and web pages into different languages. Translations are made available to increase access to Government of Saskatchewan content for populations whose first language is not English.

The results of software-based translation do not approach the fluency of a native speaker or possess the skill of a professional translator. The translation should not be considered exact, and may include incorrect or offensive language Government of Saskatchewan does not warrant the accuracy, reliability or timeliness of any information translated by this system. Some files or items cannot be translated, including graphs, photos, and other file formats such as portable document formats (PDFs).

Any person or entities that rely on information obtained from the system does so at his or her own risk. Government of Saskatchewan is not responsible for any damage or issues that may possibly result from using translated website content. If you have any questions about Google™ Translate, please visit: Google™ Translate FAQs.

Cervid Chronic Wasting Disease Surveillance Program

The Cervid Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Surveillance Program provides surveillance to detect CWD on domestic game farms in Saskatchewan. Early detection of CWD limits spread to other farmed cervids on the premises and to other sites.

Saskatchewan Agriculture administers and regulates the Surveillance Program under The Domestic Game Farm Animal Regulations. All domestic game farm operators that keep cervids in Saskatchewan are required to participate. The program began in January 2001 on a voluntary basis, and was made mandatory on Dec. 31, 2001.

CWD is a federally reportable disease in Canada and all suspected cases are to be reported to a CFIA district veterinarian. On April 1, 2018, CFIA changed their CWD control program so that only game farms that are on a national voluntary CWD program will be quarantined, depopulated and compensated. Check the CFIA’s CWD webpage for more information.

As of April 6, 2018 CWD is also a notifiable animal disease and a designated disease in Saskatchewan. All suspect or confirmed cases of CWD are to be reported to the office of the provincial Chief Veterinary Officer within 24 hours. 


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