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Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health

A public meeting of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health will take place on April 28 – 29, 2015, 
from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at:

Bethesda Marriott
5151 Pooks Hill Road, 
Bethesda, MD 20814

Members of the public may attend all SACAH meetings. We encourage all to register via the Meeting Sign-up button below or send your name and affiliation via email to:  SACAH.Management@aphis.usda.gov.  


A final agenda for this meeting will be available under Meeting Information below (no later than by or before 
April 13, 2015. Topics for discussion may include:

  • Antimicrobial Resistance and the USDA activities around the collection of antimicrobial use data
    (since release of the action plan)
  • Comprehensive discussion on PEDv, the impact of the Federal Order, and the global picture
  • Foot and Mouth Disease - (FMD preparedness follow-on to last year’s discussions)
  • USDA draft framework for Emerging Diseases
  • Proposed National List of Reportable Animal Diseases
  • Avian Influenza
  • Bovine Tuberculosis and Mexico (NIES)
    —Tuberculosis Molecular Epidemiology

SACAH public advisory meetings are also available via teleconference in "listen-only" mode by dialing the 
numbers below:

Dial-In: 888-469-3079

Questions and written statements may be submitted in advance of each meeting to SACAH.Management@aphis.usda.gov. You may also mail statements to the individual under 
Contact Information below. The Committee also accepts questions or statements after each meeting.


What's New

  Twitter access to dialogue during public meetings or teleconferences.

To enhance public participation during SACAH teleconferences, Twitter users may now access all public meetings and teleconferences and simultaneously exchange comments with others during each call. Click the twitter icon below to immediately follow the dialogue on #SACAH.

Twitter users may join through @USDA_APHIS and add #SACAH to any tweet that mentions @USDA_APHIS on the day of the meeting. If you do not have a Twitter account, you may still view live chats during the meeting on June 18 – 19, 2014, at http://www.twitter.com/USDA_APHIS.

For assistance, please send inquiries to Sacah.Management@aphis.usda.gov.

Meeting Information

Meeting Minutes

June 18 – 19, 2014: Summary minutes, audio.mp3 recordings, and transcripts of the June 18 – 19, 2014 meeting have been posted (see below).

Committee Documents and Meeting Presentations

Additional Committee materials available for distribution include the following:

  • Pre-Reading Material: Documents on various animal health topics that were provided to the Committee prior to the meeting.
  • Presentations: Copies of any presentations made during the Committee meeting.
  • Other Documents: Handouts distributed during the meeting, and documents that may have been referenced during the meeting or distributed afterward as part of information- or data-gathering activities.

Meeting Records

Records (i.e., transcripts, audio recordings) for all SACAH public advisory meetings are below.  Summary minutes for the June 18 – 19, 2014 meeting may be viewed here.





Contact Information

Please contact us if you have any questions:

R. Jeanese Cabrera
Designated Federal Officer (DFO)
USDA APHIS Veterinary Services
4700 River Road Unit 33
Riverdale, MD 20737
(301) 851-3478



Additional Information