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Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health

A public meeting of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health was held on April 28 – 29, 2015, 
in Bethesda, MD.

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 is located under Meeting Information below. Topics for discussion included:

  • Follow-on discussion of antimicrobial resistance, mitigations, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture
    (USDA) action plan,
  • Comprehensive discussion on porcine epidemic diarrhea,
  • Follow-on discussion on foot-and-mouth disease,
  • USDA draft framework for emerging diseases,
  • Proposed national list of reportable animal diseases,
  • Avian influenza, and
  • Bovine tuberculosis program -- understanding the disease.

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 follow @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 
April 28 – 29, 2015, at http://www.twitter.com/USDA_APHIS.

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

Meeting Information

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

Meeting Minutes

April 28 – 29, 2015: Summary minutes, audio.mp3 recordings, and transcripts of the April 28 – 29, 2015 are below.

Summary minutes for the April 28 – 29, 2015 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