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2016 USAHA Resolutions
Following are links to resolutions passed at the 2016 USAHA Annual Meeting held October 13-19, 2016 in Greensboro, NC. All resolutions are approved unless otherwise noted.
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Resolution No.

Action

Title

Committee(s)

Directed to/ Response

STATUS

COMMENT/Notes

 

1

Approved

Veterinary License Reciprocity in Emergencies

USAHA/AAVLD COMMITTEE ON ANIMAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

American Association of Veterinary State Boards

 

 

2

Approved

Radiological Incident Response and Resources

USAHA/AAVLD COMMITTEE ON ANIMAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science and Technology Directorate

 

 

3

Approved

Resource Typing for Animal Emergency Response

USAHA/AAVLD COMMITTEE ON ANIMAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Federal Emergency Management

Agency (FEMA) National Integration Center (NIC)

 

 

4, 21, 26 Combined

Approved

National Foot-and-Mouth Disease Preparedness

COMMITTEE ON ANIMAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

COMMITTEE ON IMPORT, EXPORT AND

INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS

COMMITTEE ON BIOLOGICS & BIOTECHNOLOGY

USDA Secretary

 

 

5

Approved

Termination of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Veterinary Medical Assistance Team Program and Participation in Disaster and Emergency Response

USAHA/AAVLD COMMITTEE ON ANIMAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

American

Veterinary Medical Association

 

 

6, 13, 29, 34, 42 Combined

Approved

Laboratory Approval for Regulatory Diseases

COMMITTEE ON INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF CATTLE, BISON AND CAMELIDS

COMMITTEE ON INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF HORSES

COMMITTEE ON CAPTIVE WILDLIFE AND ALTERNATIVE LIVESTOCK

COMMITTEE ON TRANSMISSIBLE DISEASES OF POULTRY AND OTHER AVIAN SPECIES;

COMMITTEE ON SHEEP AND GOATS

USDA-APHIS-VS;

National Assembly

 

 

 

7, 9, 11, 24 Combined

Approved

Sustained Fiscal Year 2017 Funding for the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service / Influenza A Virus – Swine

Surveillance Activities

USAHA/AAVLD COMMITTEE ON ANIMAL HEALTH SURVEILLANCE AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS;

USAHA/AAVLD COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL ANIMAL HEALTH LABORATORY NETWORK;

COMMITTEE ON TRANSMISSIBLE DISEASES OF SWINE;

COMMITTEE ON BIOLOGICS & BIOTECHNOLOGY

U.S. Congress

USDA-APHIS-VS

 

 

8

Approved

Quality Assurance Training for Aquatic Animal Laboratories

AAVLD/USAHA COMMITTEE ON AQUACULTURE

USDA-APHIS-VS

 

 

10

Approved

Laboratory Requirements for Program Disease Testing

USAHA/AAVLD COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL ANIMAL HEALTH LABORATORY NETWORK

USDA-APHIS-VS;

FDA-CVM

 

 

12, 14 Combined

Approved

State Animal Health Official and Submitting Veterinary Diagnostic Lab Access to Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Records Reported from the National Animal Health Laboratory Network Labs and the National Veterinary Services Laboratory to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Laboratory Messaging Service

COMMITTEE ON TRANSMISSIBLE DISEASES OF SWINE;

COMMITTEE ON INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF HORSES

USDA-APHIS-VS

 

 

15, 45 Combined

Approved

Equine Infectious Anemia and Equine Piroplasmosis Testing of Racing Quarter Horses

COMMITTEE ON INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF HORSES;

COMMITTEE ON PARASITIC AND VECTOR BORNE DISEASES

National Assembly;

American Quarter Horse Association

 

 

16, 23, 40 Combined

Approved

Continued United States Department of Agriculture Provision of Plastic Scrapie Program Ear Tags for Sheep and Goat Producers

COMMITTEE ON SCRAPIE;

COMMITTEE ON LIVESTOCK IDENTIFICATION;

COMMITTEE ON SHEEP AND GOATS

USDA-APHIS-VS

 

 

17, 41 Combined

Approved

Goat Scrapie Genetic Resistance

COMMITTEE ON SCRAPIE;

COMMITTEE ON SHEEP AND GOATS

USDA-APHIS-VS

 

 

18

Approved

Identifying Non-Traditional Sheep and Goat Marketing and Slaughter Channels

COMMITTEE ON SCRAPIE

USDA-APHIS-VS

 

 

19

Approved

Review of State Brucellosis Management Plans

COMMITTEE ON BRUCELLOSIS

USDA-APHIS-VS; Idaho, Montana, Wyoming

 

 

20

Approved

Brucellosis Milk Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay Validation as an Additional Test for Brucellosis in Bulk Milk

COMMITTEE ON BRUCELLOSIS

USDA-APHIS-VS

 

 

22, 37 Combined

Approved

Cervid Import from Manitoba

COMMITTEE ON IMPORT, EXPORT AND

INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS;

COMMITTEE ON TUBERCULOSIS

USDA-APHIS-VS

 

 

25

Approved

International Promotion of the United States Regulatory System for the Regulation of Veterinary Biological Products

COMMITTEE ON BIOLOGICS & BIOTECHNOLOGY

USDA-APHIS-VS

 

 

27

Approved

Increased Fiscal Year 2018 Funding for the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services Oral Rabies Vaccination Program

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND RABIES

U.S. Congress;

USDA-APHIS-WS

 

 

28

Approved

Wildlife Translocation: A Threat to Rabies Management and Elimination Programs

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND RABIES

USDA-APHIS-WS

 

 

30

Approved

Live Animal Testing for Chronic Wasting Disease

COMMITTEE ON CAPTIVE WILDLIFE AND ALTERNATIVE LIVESTOCK

USDA-APHIS-VS

 

 

31, 39 Combined

Approved

National Cervid Tuberculosis Herd Accreditation Program

COMMITTEE ON CAPTIVE WILDLIFE & ALTERNATIVE LIVESTOCK;

COMMITTEE ON TUBERCULOSIS

USDA-APHIS-VS

 

 

32

Approved

Chronic Wasting Disease Testing Protocol for Wild Cervidae

COMMITTEE ON CAPTIVE WILDLIFE & ALTERNATIVE LIVESTOCK

USDA-APHIS-VS

 

 

33

Approved

Approval of Real Time Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction Matrix Assay for Avian Influenza Surveillance in National Poultry Improvement Plan Authorized Laboratories

COMMITTEE ON TRANSMISSIBLE DISEASES OF POULTRY

AND OTHER AVIAN SPECIES

USDA-APHIS-VS

 

 

35

Approved

Upland Gamebird Secure Poultry Supply Plan

COMMITTEE ON TRANSMISSIBLE DISEASES OF POULTRY

AND OTHER AVIAN SPECIES

USDA-APHIS-VS

 

 

36

Approved

Veterinary Public Practice Awareness and Promotion

USAHA/AAVLD COMMITTEE ON DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY AND

VETERINARY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

American Veterinary Medical Association

 

 

38

Approved

Optimization and Standardization of Purified Protein

Derivative Tuberculin Application for Interferon-gamma

Release Assays

COMMITTEE ON TUBERCULOSIS

USDA-APHIS-VS

 

 

43

Approved

Ensuring Sound Science-Based Animal Health Policies

COMMITTEE ON SHEEP AND GOATS

USDA; USDHS; USDOI

 

 

44

Approved

Development of Cattle Fever Tick Prevention and Treatment Methods for Both Livestock and Wildlife

COMMITTEE ON PARASITIC AND VECTOR BORNE

DISEASES

USDA-APHIS; USDA - ARS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015 USAHA Resolutions

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2015 Resolutions

Following are links to resolutions passed at the 2015 USAHA Annual Meeting held October 22 - 28, 2015 in Providence, Rhode Island.
All resolutions are approved unless otherwise noted.
To view a resolution, click on its Subject Name.
STATUS CODE: PENDING   RESPONSE W/PROGRESS   COMPLETED   INACTIVE
No.  Action Subject Source Recipient(s) Response Status Comments, Notes and References
1 APPROVED National Foot-and-Mouth Disease Preparedness USAHA/AAVLD COMMITTEE ON ANIMAL MANAGEMENT Secretary of Agriculture Secretary of Agriculture  Additional Follow up
 
2 APPROVED Federal Classification Standard for the Veterinary Medical Officer (VMO) ‐0701 Series USAHA/AAVLD COMMITTEE ON DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY AND VETERINARY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT U.S. Office of Personnel Management      
3 Combined with 7, APPROVED Bluetongue, National Strategy for Animal Exports/td> COMMITTEE ON IMPORT-EXPORT; COMMITTEE ON BLUETONGUE AND RELATED ORBIVIRUSES USDA-APHIS-VS    Update on BTV Progress for 2016
 
4 APPROVED Commercial Aquaculture Health Program Standards USAHA/AAVLD COMMITTEE ON AQUACULTURE USDA-APHIS-VS  
 
5 TABLED Quality Assurance Systems Required for Program Testing USAHA/AAVLD COMMITTEE ON THE NATIONAL ANIMAL HEALTH LABORATORY NETWORK ~ ~    
6 Combined with 14, APPROVED Record and Electronically Capture Name and Description of Mexican Imported Equine COMMITTEE ON INFECTIOUS DISEASE OF HORSES;   COMMITTEE ON LIVESTOCK ID  USDA-APHIS-VS      
7 Combined w/3 ~ ~ ~      
8 Combined with 27, APPROVED Protecting Veterinarians’ Access to Ketamine COMMITTEE ON PHARMACEUTICALS;    COMMITTEE ON ANIMAL WELFARE FDA  FDA Response
~  
9 APPROVED Chronic Wasting Disease Program Standards - Guidance on Responding to Chronic Wasting Disease Positive Herds COMMITTEE ON CAPTIVE WILDLIFE AND ALTERNATIVE LIVESTOCK USDA-APHIS-VS      
10 APPROVED Chronic Wasting Disease Testing Protocol for Wild Cervidae COMMITTEE ON CAPTIVE WILDLIFE AND ALTERNATIVE LIVESTOCK USDA-APHIS-VS      
11 APPROVED Live Animal Testing For Chronic Wasting Disease COMMITTEE ON CAPTIVE WILDLIFE AND ALTERNATIVE LIVESTOCK USDA-APHIS-VS      
12 Combined with 26,
NOT APPROVED
Tuberculosis Testing Protocol for Farmed Cervidae COMMITTEE ON CAPTIVE WILDLIFE AND ALTERNATIVE LIVESTOCK;
COMMITTEE ON TUBERCULOSIS
       
13 APPROVED Scrapie Rule COMMITTEE ON SCRAPIE Secretary of Agriculture Secretary of Agriculture   Update at 2016 Meeting
 
14 Combined w/6            
15 APPROVED Categorical Exclusions from Environmental Assessments under the National Environmental Policy Act COMMITTEE ON BIOLOGICS AND BIOTECHNOLOGY USDA-APHIS      
16 APPROVED as Amended Select Agent Inspections  COMMITTEE ON BIOLOGICS AND BIOTECHNOLOGY USDA-APHIS;
CDC
 CDC Response
   
17 APPROVED Elimination of Raccoon Rabies in the Northeast Region of North America (United States and Canada)  COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND RABIES USDA-APHIS-WS USDA-APHIS-WS
Response
   
18 APPROVED Increased Fiscal Year 2017 Funding for the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services Oral Rabies Vaccination Program COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND RABIES Congress; USDA-APHIS-WS USDA-APHIS-WS
Response

   
19 Combined with 25, APPROVED Global Health Security Agenda – A New Initiative to Limit the Spread of Infectious Diseases Globally COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND RABIES;
COMMITTEE ON TUBERCULOSIS
Secretary of Agriculture;
USDA-APHIS
Secretary of Agriculture     
20 APPROVED Use of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Secure Egg Supply Plans, Secure Broiler Supply Plans and Secure Turkey Supply Plans during an HPAI Event COMMITTEE ON TRANSMISSIBLE DISEASES OF POULTRY AND OTHER AVIAN SPECIES USDA-APHIS; National Assembly; Poultry Industry      
21 APPROVED Use of Ventilation Shut Down for Mass Depopulation of Poultry to Control Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza COMMITTEE ON TRANSMISSIBLE DISEASES OF POULTRY AND OTHER AVIAN SPECIES USDA-APHIS (including CEAH);
National Assembly
     
22 APPROVED Incorporation of Poultry Industry Biosecurity Oversight into the National Poultry Improvement Plan COMMITTEE ON TRANSMISSIBLE DISEASES OF POULTRY AND OTHER AVIAN SPECIES USDA-APHIS-VS      
23 NOT APPROVED Ensuring Sound Science-Based Animal Health Policies COMMITTEE ON SHEEP AND GOATS        
24 APPROVED The Re-evaluation of the Brucellosis Ring Test COMMITTEE ON BRUCELLOSIS USDA-APHIS-VS      
25 Combined w/19            
26 Combined w/12            
27 Combined w/8            
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