State and Local Perspective on CDC Dog Confinement Agreement Implementation (1379)
Public and Corporate Practice |  Preventive Medicine
Saturday |  3:00 PM -  3:50 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||217D



Julie Sinclair DVM; MA; MPH; DACVPM

Julie R. Sinclair is a Veterinary Medical Officer with CDC's One Health Office and a Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service. She is the CDC Liaison to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) in Paris, France. From June 2007 - February 2016, Dr. Sinclair held the position of Senior Quarantine Veterinary Medical Officer in the CDC's Division of Global Migration and Quarantine where she served as both a medical officer and subject matter expert in zoonotic diseases, border health, and importation policies and regulations. With CDC and the U.S. Public Health Service, she has deployed to India, Hurricane Katrina, Haiti, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire, and the Dominican Republic (U.S.S. Kearsarge) working on responses as varied as polio, cholera, animal health and immunization, and Ebola.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 1


Issuance of confinement agreements using CDC Form 75.37 ‘Notice to Owners and Importers of Dogs' to importers of dogs that are not vaccinated or incompletely vaccinated against rabies is part of CDC's regulatory program to prevent the entry of dogs infected with rabies. Although this is a regulatory program that depends heavily on partnerships between CDC and STLTAs, CDC had never formally evaluated the acceptability of the confinement agreement process with these partners. A survey of nine STLTAs was conducted to evaluate whether these partners have enough personnel and resources to implement the regulation and their general opinions of the confinement agreement process.

Learning Objectives

1. Participants should understand the process involved in importing a dog into the United States

2. Participants should understand some of the issues that the current system presents to the federal government and state and local agencies and consider possible steps that should be taken to address these issues

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