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 A public meeting of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health is scheduled to take place on April 29 – 30, 2015 at:

Marriott San Antonio Northwest
3233 NW Loop 410, San Antonio TX 78213The final agenda for this meeting is available under Meeting Information below (after April 13, 2015). Topics for discussion may include:

  • Follow on discussion on antimicrobial resistance, mitigations, and the USDA Action Plan
  • Comprehensive discussion on Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PEDv)
  • Follow on discussion on Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD)
  • USDA draft framework for emerging diseases
  • Proposed National List of Reportable Animal Diseases
  • Avian Influenza
  • Imports from countries with endemic diseases (FMD free zones in Argentina)
  • Bovine TB Program—Understanding the Disease

Members of the public may attend all SACAH meetings. SACAH public advisory meetings are also available via teleconference in "listen-only" mode by dialing the numbers below:

Dial-In: TBD

Questions and written statements may be submitted in advance of each meeting to 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

For assistance, please send inquiries to

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

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