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SPCA Certified Program Documents

SPCA Certified Standards

The requirements for farm certification for each animal type we certify are outlined in the following Standards:

♦ Standard for the raising and handling of beef cattle (PDF)
♦ Standard for the raising and handling of broiler chickens (PDF)
♦ Standard for the raising and handling of dairy cattle (PDF)
♦ Standard for the raising and handling of egg-laying hens (PDF)
♦ Standard for the raising and handling of pigs (PDF)
♦ Standard for the raising and handling of sheep (PDF)
♦ Standard for the raising and handling of turkeys (PDF)

♦ Requirements for building a barn to SPCA Certified Standards (excel doc)

SPCA Certified Operations Manual

This document describes our certification process and related requirements:

♦ Operations manual (PDF)

Self-assessment checklists

Use our self-assessment checklists to determine if you’re ready for certification.

♦ Beef cattle checklist  (PDF // Word doc)
♦ Broiler chickens checklist (PDF // Word doc)
♦ Dairy cattle checklist (PDF // Word doc)
♦ Egg-laying hen checklist (PDF // Word doc)
♦ Pig checklist (PDF // Word doc)
♦ Sheep checklist (PDF // Word doc)
♦ Turkey checklist (PDF // Word doc)

Other program documents

These documents will be helpful as you work towards becoming certified.

♦ Basic principles of biosecurity, Gov’t of Canada (external link)
♦ Farm animal health plans: Guiding principles (PDF)
♦ SPCA Certified beef cattle herd health plan tables (PDF)
♦ SPCA Certified broiler chicken flock health plan tables (PDF)
♦ SPCA Certified dairy cattle herd health plan tables (PDF)
♦ SPCA Certified egg-laying hen flock health plan tables (PDF)
♦ SPCA Certified pig herd health plan tables (PDF)
♦ SPCA Certified sheep flock health plan tables (PDF)
♦ SPCA Certified turkey flock health plan tables (PDF)
♦ Emergency preparedness for farm animals, Gov’t of Canada (external link)
♦ Example farm map and barn plans (PDF)

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