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A Meeting Of Foreign Animal And Poultry Diseases

by 5m Editor
10 August 2007, at 9:08am

US - The Secretary of Agriculture’s advisory committee on foreign animal and poultry diseases will meet August 21 to discuss the U.S. animal health emergency management system and the United States response to foreign animal diseases worldwide.

The meeting is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Jamie L. Whitten Building, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW, Room 107-A, Washington, D.C., and is open to the public.

The committee, which is comprised of animal health experts from universities, industry and state departments of agriculture, advises the Secretary of Agriculture on actions necessary to prevent the introduction of foreign livestock and poultry diseases into the United States. In addition, the committee advises the Secretary on contingency planning and on maintaining a state of preparedness to deal with these diseases, if introduced.

For more information, contact Bethany O’Brien, acting director, interagency coordination, emergency management, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services’ veterinary services program, 4700 River Road, Unit 41, Riverdale, Md. 20737-1231; (301) 734-0825.

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