Boyd Parr, South Carolina State Veterinarian and director of Clemson University’s Livestock Poultry Health (LPH) Agency, was awarded an American Veterinary Medicine Foundation 2018 Paws Up Award. The award recognized Parr and his agency for their efforts helping pet owners and food animal producers protect their animal loved ones and livelihoods from weather disasters.
CLEMSON — Agriculture does more than feed South Carolina’s residents. It enriches the state’s economy. It encompasses an impressive 4.5 million acres, 25,000 farms, and it represents a $41.7 billion annual economic impact. And Clemson University — from its 17,500-acre Experimental Forest to its half dozen research labs that span the state — is South […]
For the second time in less than a month, South Carolina officials have issued a temporary waiver of certain requirements for farm animals being evacuated due to a hurricane.
With widespread flooding in eastern South Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Florence, Clemson University Cooperative Extension is offering resources to help meet hay needs of the state’s livestock producers, both in the short term and throughout the winter.
The storm will pass. Then comes the work of assessing the deluge of damage. A single damage assessment form for farmers — available online now — will help gather information that state and federal officials can use to speed relief.
State Veterinarian Boyd Parr has suspended some of the requirements for the interstate transport of animals to accommodate evacuations ahead of Hurricane Florence.
To help South Carolina animal owners plan for potential hurricanes, Clemson University Livestock-Poultry Health has compiled an emergency preparedness page with links to resources and information on helping all kinds of pets and livestock weather the storm.
A five-milligram mosquito can slay a 1,000-pound horse in a matter of days. All it needs is the right virus. But with your help, the horse can survive the attack. All you need is the right vaccine — at the right time. Now's the time.
Coordinated by Clemson Livestock Poultry Health, the South Carolina Veterinary Reserve Corps partnered with the ASPCA to hold Small Animal Slackwater Rescue training on April 24-25 at Hickory Knob State Park.
SPARTANBURG – Are your cattle’s eating habits chomping away your profits? If so, Clemson Extension experts can help you learn how to tailor your feeding programs specific to your herds’ needs. A four-part workshop series is being offered this October and November to help cattlemen learn how to critically analyze their farms’ nutrition plans from […]
When a Hurricane Harvey happens here, will you be ready? South Carolina is every bit as vulnerable to hurricanes as Texas. Preparing for them is up to you. And the decisions you make affect not only you, but your animals, from your pet gerbil to your American Quarter Horse and everything in between.
Cleanliness, it's said, is next to godliness. It also can save lives. Advances in cleanliness — or more properly, "biosecurity" — drew more than 150 farmers and dairy industry professionals to the Satterwhite family farm in Newberry to discuss the future of milk production in the Palmetto State.
Clemson University Cooperative Extension is helping South Carolina residents satisfy their appetites for profitable, productive, healthy backyard poultry operations with a Backyard Poultry Workshop in Aiken.
State veterinary officials are urging South Carolina horse owners to vaccinate their animals following the discovery of the first South Carolina case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis in 2017. The case was identified Friday, July 21, in a horse from Dillon County, said Boyd Parr, State Veterinarian and director of Clemson University Livestock-Poultry Health.
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.