National Farm-Level Mink Biosecurity Standard
Appendix B: National Farm-Level Mink Biosecurity Standard: Advisory and Management Committees

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The Standard's development benefited from comment and direction that were provided by the following members of the Advisory and Management Committees:

Mink Biosecurity Advisory Committee

  • Dr. Arnost Cepica, Associate Professor, University of Prince Edward Island / Atlantic Veterinary College
  • Nancy Daigenault, North American Fur Auctions (NAFA)
  • Dr. Gord Finley, Veterinary Animal Health Consultant
  • Jeff Gunn, Mink research – Nova Scotia Agricultural College
  • Gary Hazlewood, Executive Director -Canadian Mink Breeders Association (CMBA)
  • Dr. Bruce Hunter, Professor Emeritus, University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College (OVC)
  • Paul Mauer, American Legend Cooperative (ALC)
  • Tom McLellan, mink producer
  • Jeff Mitchell, mink producer
  • Marianne Patten, mink producer, CMBA provincial representative
  • Brian Tapscott, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) – Alternative Livestock Specialist
  • Richard Stern (alternate for Mr. Paul Mauer, ALC)

Mink Biosecurity Technical Advisory Committee

  • Dr. Gord Finley, Veterinary Animal Health Consultant
  • Gary Hazlewood, Executive Director – CMBA
  • Dr. Bruce Hunter, Professor Emeritus, University of Guelph, OVC
  • Tom McLellan, mink producer
  • Jeff Mitchell, mink producer
  • Marianne Patten, mink producer, CMBA provincial representative
  • Brian Tapscott, OMAFRA – Alternative Livestock Specialist
  • Dr. Graham Clarke, Project Manager with the consulting firm, TDV Global Inc. (TDV)
  • Alex Oderkirk, TDV
  • Dr. Bruce Roberts, TDV

Project Management Team

  • Gary Hazlewood, Executive Director – CMBA
  • Dr. Bruce Hunter, Professor Emeritus, University of Guelph, OVC
  • Michael Ennis, Managing Partner TDV
  • David Nelson, co-Project Manager with TDV
  • Dr. Daniel Schwartz, CFIA, Office of Animal Biosecurity (OAB)
  • Dr. Patricia Pentney, CFIA, OAB

Additional contributors: Other contributors from the CFIA Office of Animal Biosecurity include Dr. Lorne Jordan, Dr. Manon Racicot, Mr. Tim Talbot, and administrative staff.

Special thanks to Mr. Gary Hazlewood, CMBA, for his role in organizing and communicating information to the mink industry and to the NAFA/ALC auction houses for supporting the project.

In addition, Standard development benefited from numerous interviews with producers, subject matter experts, and stakeholder group representatives. Their interest, participation, and contributions are greatly appreciated.

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