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    S.C. dog confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19

    July 16, 2020

    A Charleston County dog has been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans. Boyd Parr, state veterinarian and director of Clemson Livestock Poultry Health (LPH), said a private veterinarian chose to test the dog – an 8- or 9-year-old shepherd mix hospitalized for a chronic health condition – for SARS-CoV-2 after one of its owners was confirmed to have COVID-19.

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    Equine Encephalitis case confirmed in Marion County

    July 10, 2020

    An unvaccinated horse in Marion County, S.C., has died after contracting Eastern Equine Encephalitis, the first such case in the state in 2020. Clemson University livestock health officials warn that vaccinating horses and controlling mosquitos are the only defenses against deadly viruses like EEE and West Nile.

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    State releases avian influenza control area in Chesterfield County

    May 4, 2020

    Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health has released the control area surrounding a Chesterfield County turkey farm that was struck in April with a Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza virus.

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    Avian influenza found on S.C. turkey farm

    April 10, 2020

    Clemson Livestock Poultry Health officials have identified a strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza in a commercial turkey flock in Chesterfield County. It is the first confirmed case of HPAI in commercial poultry in the United States since 2017.

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    First responders train to help the helpless in a radiological emergency

    January 27, 2020

    Emergency responders must plan for events they hope will never happen. Fast and knowledgeable treatment is the mission of first responders like hazardous materials teams, fire fighters, rescue and medical personnel — including veterinarians.

  • Evacuation sign

    Animals need a helping hand to avoid Hurricane Dorian

    September 2, 2019

    COLUMBIA — You can evacuate the hurricane if need be. Your four-legged friends need help with the decision. “Many animal owners are hesitant to evacuate unless they know their animals will be safe. But staying behind can put families in harm’s way, and leaving pets behind can hamper the efforts of first responders entering the […]

  • First 2019 Equine Encephalitis case confirmed in S.C.

    July 23, 2019

    South Carolina’s state veterinarian announced Monday that the state’s first case this year of Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Boyd Parr, South Carolina state veterinarian and director of Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health, called it “a clarion call for vaccinations against diseases like EEE and West Nile Virus.”

  • Photo of a horse looking over a fence

    Vaccination against deadly diseases makes a proven difference for South Carolina horses

    June 11, 2019

    Nothing succeeds like success, and horse owners have the chance to build on their success in 2018 — providing they don’t rest on their laurels. South Carolina had one of the lowest incidences of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in the Southeastern United States in 2018 — just a single case in Chesterfield County — along with four cases of West Nile Virus in horses.

  • Poc of Deborah Koon

    Meet a Tiger: Deborah Koon

    May 21, 2019

    In her 50+ years on the job, a lot of things have changed. Telephone switchboards morphed into cellphones, computers transitioned from large mainframes to handheld devices and typewriters deferred to desktops.

  • Parr and Krugler holding award

    S.C. State Veterinarian earns award for emergency preparedness

    February 11, 2019

    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.

  • Rows of crops are seeing growing in a large field, with haybales visible in the background.

    Digging into South Carolina’s most pressing problems, Clemson PSA is yielding solutions

    January 25, 2019

    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 […]

  • As Hurricane Michael approaches the United States, Clemson Livestock-Poultry Health has temporarily suspended some of the requirements for the interstate movement of animals in order to accommodate evacuations.

    South Carolina suspends some veterinary requirements for animals evacuated due to hurricane

    October 9, 2018

    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.

  • Due to flooding, a significant portion of the hay in the Pee Dee region and other portions of the lower state has been sitting under water.

    Clemson Extension offering resources to help farmers who need hay after storm

    October 1, 2018

    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.

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    Farmers should use online form to get disaster relief after Florence

    September 12, 2018

    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.

  • As Hurricane Michael approaches the United States, Clemson Livestock-Poultry Health has temporarily suspended some of the requirements for the interstate movement of animals in order to accommodate evacuations.

    State suspends some requirements for animal evacuation due to Hurricane Florence

    September 10, 2018

    State Veterinarian Boyd Parr has suspended some of the requirements for the interstate transport of animals to accommodate evacuations ahead of Hurricane Florence.