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US Secretary of Agriculture Appoints Dale Moore to Advise USDA on Foreign Animal and Poultry Disease

July 3, 2006

DaleThe US Secretary of Agriculture has appointed veterinarian Dale A. Moore, associate professor at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine, to the USDA Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases.

This group of farmers, scientists, trade associations, academics and others advise the Secretary of Agriculture on means to prevent, suppress, control, or eradicate an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease or other destructive foreign animal or poultry diseases if they should enter the United States. The committee advises USDA officials on the practicality of proposed programs; provides experience and knowledge of the livestock and poultry industries; and evaluates disease control programs.

A dairy veterinarian and epidemiologist with DVM, MPVM and PhD degrees, Dr. Moore is based at the school's Veterinary Medicine Teaching & Research Center in Tulare, CA. She is a collaborator in the National Center for Foreign Animal and Zoonotic Disease Defense, which sponsors research related to homeland security.

Moore was nominated for the position by the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. Her term of service begins immediately and runs until April 2008.

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine serves California through statewide teaching, research and service programs that benefit animal health, protect public health and enhance environmental health.

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Lynn Narlesky, Dean's Office, 530-752-5257