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

Matt Anderson, DVM | Vice-President of the Board and Veterinarian, Zumbrota

Peter Ripka | Cattle Producer, Ogilvie

Graham Brayshaw | Veterinarian, Minneapolis

Erica Sawatzke | Poultry Producer

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Next Meeting of the Minnesota Board of Animal Health

***DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, THE FEBRUARY 20, 2019, MINNESOTA BOARD OF ANIMAL HEALTH MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED. THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED AS SOON AS A NEW DATE IS SCHEDULED.***

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

Stephan Schaefbauer
USDA Update

Peder Kjeseth
Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Legislative Update

Jerry Torrison
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Update

Jerry Torrison
College of Veterinary Medicine Update

Dale Lauer
H5N2 LPAI/Poultry Program Update

Linda Glaser
Farmed Cervidae Update

Michelle Carstensen
DNR CWD Special Hunt and Southeast Update

Peter Larsen
U of M CWD Rapid Test Project

Scott Wells
Exposure to CWD Transmission Pathways

Mike Starkey
African Swine Fever Exercises


Adjourn

*Agenda subject to change prior to meeting.