Agriculture Secretary Vilsack this week announced the members of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health. Cindy Wolf, DVM, a sheep and cattle producer and ruminant specialist from Minnesota has been selected to serve a two-year term on the committee.
"We are pleased that Wolf will be a part of this committee," commented Glen Fisher, president for the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI). "Wolf is well respected within the sheep industry and very knowledgeable in the area of animal health. She will be a great asset to the secretary."
The committee will advise the secretary on actions related to prevention, surveillance and the control of animal diseases of national importance. In doing so, the committee will consider the implications of public health, conservation of natural resources and the stability of livestock economies.
The committee will meet for the first time in January 2011. A Federal Register notice will be published in the next few weeks containing all of the meeting details.
ASI nominated Wolf.