Roosters, Annapolis, Maryland, 1999. Photo by Diane P. Frese.
Maryland members: James Adams, Thomas A. Fretz, Ph.D.; Donald Ritter, D.V.M.; Bruce Stewart-Brown, D.V.M.
Ex officio: Hagner R. Mister, Secretary of Agriculture; Roger E. Olson, D.V.M., State Veterinarian.
Contact: Roger E. Olson, D.V.M.
The Mid-Atlantic Poultry Health Council was established in 1987 in accordance with a July 22, 1987, memorandum of understanding, signed by the governors of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. The Council coordinates policy for poultry disease management. Each signatory state has six members. Annually, the chair of the Council rotates among the member states.
Formed by the Governor in 1987, the Maryland Poultry Health Advisory Committee advises the Secretary of Agriculture on poultry health management. In the event of an outbreak of poultry disease in Maryland, the Committee helps the Secretary of Agriculture implement control measures. Committee members also represent Maryland on the Mid-Atlantic Poultry Health Council.
November 5, 2002
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