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LVMA Standing Committees
Agriculture Liaison/Food Animal/Food Safety and Committee
Address issues impacting food animal practice: regulatory, residue prevention, meat and milk quality, competition from unlicensed sources, etc.
Provide and/or arrange for continuing education for food animal practitioners.
Develop client education materials for food animal practice.
Serve as liaison between the LVMA and the State Agriculture Commissioner (including the State Veterinarian's office) and maintain close working relationships with state and animal health agencies.
Concerns with food safety as it applies to foods of animal origin and public health as it relates to diseases and health issues resulting from interrelationships between man and animals.
The charges of the committee are:
Make recommendations on food safety and public health policy for the LVMA.
Act as an advisory body on food safety and public health for state agriculture and health officials.
Counter adverse publicity concerning food of animal origin and human health problems associated with animal contact.
Support the veterinary practitioners with information for clients regarding foods of animal origin and animal-associated diseases.
Emergency Management and Disaster Preparedness Committee
Develop a program for care of animals during emergencies and natural disasters.
This autonomous committee is charged with the planning and execution of the equine seminar held annually during Kentucky Derby weekend in Shreveport. The committee is active in support of research and equine industry activities at the School and throughout the State.
This committee is composed of the LVMA Board members, members of the Louisiana Board of Veterinary Medicine, local VMA presidents, the Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine and other with special interest in legislative matters. The committee discusses and formulates positions on important legislative matters.
Small Animal Committee
This committee functions to provide speakers of interest to small animal practitioners for state meetings.
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