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.
Sheep and goat producers can learn how to better care for their herds during the Upstate Small Ruminant Workshop June 23 at Carolina Savanna Farms.
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.
Boyd Parr, state veterinarian and Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health director, is inducted into the S.C. Dairy Hall of Fame.
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.
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.
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.
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.
COLUMBIA — Millions of birds housed at commercial poultry operations in South Carolina may face tropical storm force winds this weekend. “Our big concern is occasionally we’ll have a poultry house collapse under adverse weather conditions and birds become trapped. It becomes an animal welfare emergency,” Michael Martin, an Extension veterinarian with Clemson University Livestock-Poultry […]
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.