2005 National Institute for Animal Agriculture Annual Meeting

The National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) is holding its annual meeting April 3-7 in St. Paul Minn., and will address issues ranging from zoonotic diseases to animal identification, animal health emergency management, equine health, and emerging diseases.

Those expected to attend the conference include animal producers, veterinarians, business executives, scientists, academicians, and state and federal regulatory officials.

The NIAA Equine Health Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 5, and is chaired by Peter Timoney, FRCVS, PhD, of the University of Kentucky’s Gluck Equine Research Center. The equine health committee will cover topics on equine infectious anemia, piroplasmosis and the use of c-ELISA, the 2005 NAHMS study, vesticular stomatitis, West Nile virus, equine viral arteritis and a national control program, and disease reclassification.

"We anticipate a valuable discussion forum for the equine industry at NIAA's annual meeting," says Timoney. "This (equine) committee is a vital component of the future of our equine industry; therefore participation on behalf of industry constituents will enhance our ability to share information, reach consensus, and provide solution for these issues."

The NIAA provides a forum for building consensus and advancing solutions for animal agriculture by providing continuing education and communication linkages to animal agricultural professionals. The NIAA can be contacted at www.animalagriculture.org, or 270/782-9798.

About the Author

Marcella M. Reca Zipp, MS

Marcella Reca Zipp, M.S., is a former staff writer for The Horse. She is completing her doctorate in Environmental Education and researching adolescent relationships with horses and nature. She lives with her family, senior horse, and flock of chickens on an island in the Chain O'Lakes.

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