Proper response to livestock and poultry disease outbreaks is vital and the Animal Health Program team at Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health is helping prepare a specific group of responders in how to help handle these events before catastrophe occurs.
South Carolina State Veterinarian Dr. Boyd Parr is urging all sectors of the South Carolina poultry industry to intensify biosecurity efforts at their operations after Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) was confirmed Saturday in a commercial flock in Lincoln County, Tennessee.
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.