Planning for an emergency can be tough enough just for family members. It's even more complex when you consider the safety and well-being of pets and farm animals. Clemson University Livestock-Poultry Health is helping animal owners and local authorities prepare for emergencies.
Boxwood blight, a disease that can devastate the familiar shrub, has been detected for the first time in a South Carolina plant nursery, say inspectors with the Clemson University Department of Plant Industry.
A serious horse disease carried by mosquitos has spread across South Carolina, making it essential that horse owners have their animals vaccinated, according to officials with Clemson University Livestock-Poultry Health.
More extensive genetic testing has concluded that a hive of suspected Africanized bees were predominately the less volatile European honeybees, said officials with the Department of Plant Industry at Clemson University.
State veterinary officials are urging South Carolina horse owners to vaccinate their animals following the discovery of an unusually early case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in a horse in Horry County.
South Carolina state veterinarian Boyd Parr, director of Clemson University Livestock-Poultry Health, has chosen to lead the 1,100-member U.S. Animal Health Association.
Clemson University Livestock-Poultry Health (LPH) has compiled an online resource that puts all the necessary information for confronting a potential avian influenza outbreak at South Carolinians' fingertips.
Just as homeowners prepare for spring, boxwood blight, a fungal disease that can devastate the familiar shrub, has been found for the first time in South Carolina, according to officials with the Department of Plant Industry (DPI) at Clemson University.
The Clemson University Veterinary Diagnostic Center has added another weapon in its arsenal against the possibility of an outbreak of avian influenza. The laboratory, which is charged with identifying strains of animal disease, has earned ISO 17025:2005 accreditation from the International Organization for Standardization, a level which certifies that the lab meets all international standards for testing, sampling and calibration.
Cotton farmers considering their weed-control options for next year's crop are invited to a Clemson Extension Service meeting on Dicamba and 2,4-D cotton cropping systems Tuesday.
A little soggy but no worse for the wear, 55 bulls earned top grades in Clemson University's 2015 Edisto Forage Bull Test, which culminated with an auction at the Edisto Research and Education Center.
Lifetimes of service from the Pee Dee to the Piedmont earned four South Carolinians induction into the Frank Lever County Extension Agent Hall of Fame at Clemson University.
As waterfowl wing their way southward on the autumn winds, duck hunters soon will scan the skies for signs of their first targets of the season. This year, another kind of hunter will be on the lookout, too. Clemson University veterinarians will be searching for signs of a devastating avian influenza that infects wild waterfowl and can destroy domestic poultry — a huge source of income for South Carolina farms.
As the floodwaters recede, recovery requires information. Clemson University Extension has posted straightforward instructions for coping with flood damage on its website.
Agriculture damage assessment from the historic flooding has begun, and officials are asking farmers for help in reporting damage involving South Carolina livestock and poultry.