Radhika Kakani devotes her career to detecting the tiniest evidence of disease and contamination. As head of the veterinary microbiology section of Clemson University Livestock-Poultry Health she is a sleuth in the state agency's ongoing battle to investigate disease and protect both animal and human health.
The late Clemson University Extension agent Marvin Cely once wrote, "Sometimes memories are all we have, that's why it is so important to make as many good ones as we can." Memories of the achievements of Cely and three of his county agent colleagues have led them to be named to the Frank Lever County Extension Agent Hall of Fame at Clemson University.
State apiary inspector Brad Cavin of Clemson University takes samples from bee hives across South Carolina as part of the National Honey Bee Survey, which seeks to measure honey bee health.
Animals may not know it, but they're as threatened by disease as you or I. And these days, those threats may come from anywhere: a common local disease, a re-emerging disease that once was under control or a new one brought in from the other side of the world. That's why Ellen Mary Wilson interacts closely with farmers and veterinarians who work daily with farm animals in South Carolina.
Before you can fight a disease, you have to identify the foe. For that, you need someone like Guillermo Rimoldi. Recently named the head of the histopathology section of the Veterinary Diagnostic Center, a unit of Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health in Columbia, Rimoldi is responsible for examining tissue samples of animals to diagnose potential diseases.
Five South Carolinians have been recognized for lifetimes of service with their induction into the Frank Lever County Extension Agent Hall of Fame at Clemson University. Spanning service from the Blue Ridge foothills to the coast, the five — Jesse Eargle, J.M. Eleazer, Phil Perry, Marie Cromer Seigler and David Shelley — worked as agents of the Clemson Extension Service, delivering agricultural research and information to farmers, homeowners and agribusinesses.
The storm-delayed Edisto Forage Bull Test, held annually at Clemson University's Edisto Research and Education Center, drew more than 100 buyers from three states as well as an Internet audience to compete for a chance to own one of the grass-fed bulls.
Clemson Public Service and Agriculture has posted a single damage assessment form to allow state and federal agencies fast access to on-site data that can be used in disaster aid and other important services. Clemson Extension agents are prepared to work with farmers who need help.
With Hurricane Matthew churning toward the East Coast, thousands of South Carolinians ponder the predicament of what to do with their animals if the storm hits home.
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.