USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will hold a public meeting to provide livestock and poultry producers, veterinarians and others interested in the use of veterinary biological products (vaccines) with an opportunity to discuss current status and concerns. This marks the 14 th public meeting on the topic.

Participants will be able to comment on regulatory and policy issues related to the manufacture, distribution, and use of veterinary biological products.

The public meeting will begin on Monday, April 7, and continue through Wednesday, April 9. The meeting time for Monday will begin at Noon to approximately 5 p.m.; for Tuesday, it will run from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m.; and for Wednesday, the times will be from 8 a.m. to approximately noon. The site for the meeting will be the Scheman Building at the Iowa State Center, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.

For more information, Betty Light, Center for Veterinary Biologics, VS, APHIS, 510 South 17 th Street, Suite 104, Ames, IA 50010-8197; phone (515) 232-5785, extension 128; or e-mail

Source: APHIS