The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will hold the first meeting of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health on January 20 and 21, 2011. The meeting will be held in the Jamie L. Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue S.W., Washington, D.C., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, in rooms 104A and 107A.
Tentative discussion topics include animal disease traceability, aquaculture and animal health, emergency response and management, trade and emerging global animal health issues, USDA's role in public health initiatives, national disease management programs and veterinary services' strategic planning effort.
Cindy Wolf, DVM, a sheep and cattle producer and small ruminant specialist at the Veterinary Medical College of the University of Minnesota is a member of this advisory committee.
The meeting is open to the public.