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AMI Foundation Holding Foot-and-Mouth Disease Briefing June 14

Friday, May 11, 2001

The AMI Foundation will host a one-day briefing to provide up-to-date information about foot and mouth on June 14, 2001, at the Washington Hilton & Towers in Washington, DC.
The Foundation is holding the briefing in response to questions about government and industry efforts to keep FMD from spreading to the United States.
"Many questions still surround foot and mouth disease and U.S. efforts to prevent it from arriving on our shores and what would happen if a confirmed case was diagnosed in the U.S.," AMIF President James H. Hodges said. “We hope to provide useful information from key industry and government officials who are on the frontlines of disease prevention, surveillance, diagnosis and emergency preparedness.”
The one-day briefing will help those in the livestock marketing chain understand what the impact of the disease might be on their operations and how to lessen any adverse effects should the disease be diagnosed in our herds.
The Foundation has brought together officials from various departments in APHIS as well as an industry representative to present the information about the disease. To view the meeting agenda and register online visit the meeting section of this site.

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