The Minnesota Board of Animal Health is guided by a five-member citizen board appointed by the governor. Board members serve four-year terms and may be reappointed. Under Minnesota Statutes, three of the board members must be livestock producers and two must be practicing veterinarians.

The board members elect a president and vice-president and also annually appoint a veterinarian to serve as the state veterinarian and executive director of the Minnesota Board of Animal Health. The board meets quarterly. Board meeting notices are posted on the Board’s website and meetings are open to the public.

Board Members

Dean Compart | President of the Board and Swine Producer, Nicollet

Vacant | Vice President of the Board, Livestock Producer

Matt Anderson, DVM | Veterinarian, Zumbrota

Peter Ripka | Cattle Producer, Ogilvie

Graham Brayshaw | Veterinarian, Minneapolis

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Next Meeting of the Minnesota Board of Animal Health

The next quarterly meeting of the Minnesota Board of Animal Health will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at the Minnesota Farmers Union, 305 Roselawn Ave E #200, St Paul, MN 55117.

Agenda Items*

Start time 9:30 a.m.

Dean Compart
Call meeting to order
Notice of Meeting
Approval of Minutes
Approval of Agenda

Beth Thompson
Board of Animal Health Update

Trevor Ames
University of Minnesota Update

Jerry Torrison
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Update

Dale Lauer
Poultry Update

Dale Lauer, Stephan Schaefbauer
LPAI Stakeholder Meeting Update

Shauna Voss
Request for Approval of Mycoplasma Testing Rule Change

Stacy Holzbauer
Salmonella Outbreak Investigations with Baby Chicks

Stephan Schaefbauer
USDA Update

Julia Wilson
Opioids in the Veterinary Profession

Mary Donahue
Winona County Farm Epi Investigation Update

Jim Collins, Berwyn Clarke, Bob Lyons
Using Bacteriophage for the Rapid Detection of MAP (and Bovine TB)

Linda Glaser
Farmed Cervidae Update


*Agenda subject to change prior to meeting.