Clemson Livestock Poultry Health

Clemson Livestock Poultry Health The Livestock Poultry Health Programs (LPH) of Clemson University is composed of three (3) areas of service: Animal Health Programs, S.C. Meat and Poultry Inspection, & Veterinary Diagnostic Center
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The role of Clemson Livestock-Poultry Health (LPH) is to protect animal health through control of endemic, foreign, and emerging diseases in livestock and poultry and to protect the health of S.C. consumers by providing a comprehensive inspection service to ensure that meat and poultry products are safe, wholesome and accurately labeled. LPH serves as South Carolina's animal health authority, state meat and poultry inspection department, and the state's veterinary diagnostic center in fulfilling its role.

The role of Clemson Livestock-Poultry Health (LPH) is to protect animal health through control of endemic, foreign, and emerging diseases in livestock and poultry and to protect the health of S.C. consumers by providing a comprehensive inspection service to ensure that meat and poultry products are safe, wholesome and accurately labeled. LPH serves as South Carolina's animal health authority, state meat and poultry inspection department, and the state's veterinary diagnostic center in fulfilling its role.

Operating as usual

10/09/2020

ALERT - First WNV (West Nile Virus) in a SC horse confirmed today - did not survive, not vaccinated: 10 y/o ArabianX mare, Charleston County. YTD - 14 EEE & 1 WNV in SC horses. Check with your veterinarian to be sure EEE, WNV & rabies vaccinations are up to date for your horses! #EEE #vaccinate #WNV

10/03/2020

ALERT - Another EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis) in a SC horse confirmed today - did not survive, not vaccinated: 3 y/o QH gelding, Lexington County, the 2nd this year in Lexington County. YTD - 14 EEE in SC horses. Check with your veterinarian to be sure EEE, WNV & rabies vaccinations are up to date for your horses! #EEE #vaccinate #WNV

South Carolina is included in the list of states eligible for the second round of feral swine program.
09/23/2020
USDA announces 2nd round of funding for feral swine program

South Carolina is included in the list of states eligible for the second round of feral swine program.

WASHINGTON -- USDA is accepting applications from non-federal, not-for-profit partners for projects to help agricultural producers and private landowners trap and control feral swine, which is...

New post hurricane problems for some livestock in Louisiana
09/11/2020
Thick clouds of mosquitoes kill livestock after hurricane

New post hurricane problems for some livestock in Louisiana

VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) — Clouds of mosquitoes have been so thick in southwest Louisiana since Hurricane Laura that they’re killing cattle and horses. Farmers in a five-parish area east and...

South Carolina: Bobcat tests positive for rabies in Marion - Outbreak News Today
08/31/2020
South Carolina: Bobcat tests positive for rabies in Marion - Outbreak News Today

South Carolina: Bobcat tests positive for rabies in Marion - Outbreak News Today

South Carolina health officials report that a bobcat located near Hassie Road and Mossy Point Court in Marion, S.C., tested positive for rabies. One pet was exposed and will be quarantined as required in the South Carolina Rabies Control Act. “Keeping your pets up-to-date on their rabies vaccinati...

08/29/2020

ALERT - TWO more EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis) in SC horses confirmed again this week unfortunately - neither survived, both not vaccinated: 6 y/o Paint gelding in Colleton County & 6 y/o QH mare in Williamsburg County. YTD - 13 EEE in SC horses - 4 Horry, 2 Colleton, 1 Marion, 1 Aiken, 1 Florence, 1 Berkeley, 1 Lexington, 1 Jasper & 1 Williamsburg County. Check with your veterinarian to be sure EEE, WNV & rabies vaccinations are up to date for your horses! #EEE #vaccinate #WNV

08/21/2020

ALERT - TWO more EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis) in SC horses confirmed this week - neither survived, neither with current vaccinations: 4 y/o Paint mare in Colleton County & 2 y/o Paint Stallion in Jasper County. YTD - 11 EEE in SC horses - 4 Horry, 1 Marion, 1 Aiken, 1 Florence, 1 Berkeley, 1 Lexington County, 1 Colleton & 1 Jasper County. Check with your veterinarian to be sure EEE, WNV & rabies vaccinations are up to date for your horses! #EEE #vaccinate #WNV

Clemson fall field days will be online in 2020
08/19/2020
Clemson fall field days will be online in 2020

Clemson fall field days will be online in 2020

Clemson University Research and Education Centers (RECs) will hold their first-ever Virtual Fall Field Days this year to inform the public of important research while protecting people from COVID-19.

08/14/2020

ALERT - Unfortunately another EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis) in a SC horse confirmed this week - did not survive, unknown vaccination status: 5 y/o TWH in Lexington County. YTD - 9 EEE in SC horses - 4 Horry, 1 Marion, 1 Aiken, 1 Florence, 1 Berkeley & 1 Lexington County. Check with your veterinarian to be sure EEE, WNV & rabies vaccinations are up to date for your horses! #EEE #vaccinate #WNV

08/07/2020

ALERT - Another EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis) in a SC horse confirmed today (Friday) - unvaccinated and did not survive: 17 y/o Paint mare in Horry County. YTD - 8 EEE in SC horses - 4 Horry, 1 Marion, 1 Aiken, 1 Florence & 1 Berkeley. Check with your veterinarian to be sure EEE, WNV & rabies vaccinations are up to date for your horses! #EEE #vaccinate #WNV

07/25/2020

ALERT - 3 more EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis) in SC horses confirmed Friday - all three unvaccinated and none survived: 9 y/o QH mare in Horry County; 18 y/o Percheron mare in Florence County; 4 y/o Andalusian mare in Berkeley County. YTD - 7 EEE in SC horses - 3 Horry County, 1 Marion, 1 Aiken, 1 Florence & 1 Berkeley County. Check with your veterinarian to be sure EEE, WNV & rabies vaccinations are up to date for your horses! #EEE #vaccinate #WNV

07/18/2020

ALERT - 4th EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis) in SC horse this year confirmed Friday afternoon in Horry County: 10 y/o QH mare, not vaccinated, did not survive. 2020 total: 4 EEE (all within the past 8 days) in SC horses - 2 Horry County, 1 Marion & 1 Aiken (earlier announced as Edgefield corrected to Aiken). Check with your veterinarian to be sure EEE, WNV & rabies vaccinations are up to date for your horses! #EEE #vaccinate #WNV

S.C. dog confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19
07/16/2020
S.C. dog confirmed with SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19

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

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...

07/11/2020

ALERT - Within 24 hrs of confirmation of the first EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis) in SC this year in Marion County, we received confirmation from NVSL late Friday of TWO additional cases in SC horses: Edgefield County - 1 y/o QH filly, unknown vaccination status, did not survive; Horry County - 2 y/o miniature, vaccinated, recovering. Total now of 3 EEE confirmed in 2020 in SC horses. Check with your veterinarian to be sure EEE, WNV & rabies vaccinations are up to date for your horses! #EEE #vaccinate #WNV

First confirmed case of EEE in SC for 2020 reminds us EEE & WNV are still a threat, especially to unvaccinated horses. #...
07/10/2020
Equine Encephalitis case confirmed in Marion County

First confirmed case of EEE in SC for 2020 reminds us EEE & WNV are still a threat, especially to unvaccinated horses. #Vaccinate #EEE #WNV

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 a...

Veterinarians and public health
07/07/2020
Veterinarians and public health

Veterinarians and public health

In addition to caring for animals, veterinarians are critical to public health. We contribute to medical discovery, protect people and animals from disease, and safeguard food. AVMA has many tools and resources to support these efforts.

Context for the reports on H1N1 influenza in pigs in China and its pandemic potential:
07/01/2020
The Truth About Influenza and Pigs

Context for the reports on H1N1 influenza in pigs in China and its pandemic potential:

Mistruths and incorrect information are making headlines about a possible “new pandemic virus” in pigs.

06/30/2020

Clemson Veterinary Diagnostic Center will be closed Friday, July 3, however receiving will be open from 10 AM until 2 PM to take in specimens and samples that day. No receiving hours on Saturday, July 4th. CVDC will reopen Monday July 6th 8 AM - 4:30 PM with receiving open until 6:30PM as usual.

Clemson Extension Livestock and Forages
06/21/2020

Clemson Extension Livestock and Forages

Happy Father’s Day!

06/18/2020
Clemson Extension Livestock and Forages

Good information from Dr. Eastman's part on yesterday's Extension webinar -

Did you miss the Spring Equine Management Webinar? Check out this clip from the webinar. Dr. Eastman (LPH) discusses vaccinations and deworming!

Dr. Charlotte Krugler was recognized recently by The Southern Agriculture and Animal Disaster Response Alliance (SAADRA)...
06/15/2020

Dr. Charlotte Krugler was recognized recently by The Southern Agriculture and Animal Disaster Response Alliance (SAADRA) for her "leadership, contributions and advancements in emergency management, which have benefited both people and animals locally, regionally and nationally." Congratulations Charlotte! Dr. Krugler is retiring as Emergency Preparedness Veterinarian with LPH the end of June and had previously served as Co-Chair of SAADRA.

Direct Marketing of Beef, Pork, or Lamb: Is This an Opportunity for You? | Land-Grant Press
05/15/2020
Direct Marketing of Beef, Pork, or Lamb: Is This an Opportunity for You? | Land-Grant Press

Direct Marketing of Beef, Pork, or Lamb: Is This an Opportunity for You? | Land-Grant Press

Direct marketing of livestock products is a venture that can provide additional income if done correctly. There are four key steps involved in this type of marketing: (1) identify your market and the laws for selling, (2) choose a meat processor, (3) develop strategies to promote your product, and (...

State releases avian influenza control area in Chesterfield County
05/04/2020
State releases avian influenza control area in Chesterfield County

State releases avian influenza control area in Chesterfield County

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.

SARS-CoV-2 is impacting us in ways far beyond the human illness of COVID-19.  AVMA has published information on some of ...
04/28/2020
COVID-19 impacts on food production medicine

SARS-CoV-2 is impacting us in ways far beyond the human illness of COVID-19. AVMA has published information on some of the issues related to supply chain and workers in food production veterinary medicine.

There have been no reports of poultry or livestock becoming ill with COVID-19 in the United States. Still, COVID-19 is causing disruptions in the food supply chain that are impacting, and will continue to impact, livestock and poultry veterinarians.

In the wake of the announcement yesterday of 2 domestic cats testing positive for SAR-CoV-2 in New York State, LPH is pr...
04/23/2020
Testing animals for SARS-CoV-2

In the wake of the announcement yesterday of 2 domestic cats testing positive for SAR-CoV-2 in New York State, LPH is providing this link from AVMA with the current recommendations and guidance on testing. Both cats had only mild symptoms and are expected to recover and testing of cats and dogs is not generally recommended at this time.

The AVMA does not recommend routine testing of animals for COVID-19. Because the situation is ever-evolving, public and animal health officials may decide to test certain animals in various situations.

In the midst of everything else going on, don't forget that this is the time of year when we start to see horses die fro...
04/17/2020
Two Florida Horses Test Positive for EEE – The Horse

In the midst of everything else going on, don't forget that this is the time of year when we start to see horses die from EEE and WNV. After a mild and wet winter, mosquitos numbers may be high in SC. Check with your veterinarian to be sure vaccinations are up to date on your horses- especially EEE, WNV & rabies!

The horses from Polk and Orange counties have died.

A message from the SC State Veterinarian: As part of this important effort to assure that we have effectively eliminated...
04/10/2020
USDA Confirms Highly Pathogenic H7N3 Avian Influenza in a Commercial Flock in Chesterfield County, South Carolina

A message from the SC State Veterinarian: As part of this important effort to assure that we have effectively eliminated this HPAI H7N3 in our state, we want to encourage all poultry owners big and small to step up their disease prevention steps (biosecurity) and continue to report any sudden increase in death loss or severe respiratory symptoms in multiple birds to our office.

Call our sick bird hotline 803-788-2260 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM) or go online to our avian influenza page from the LPH home page (clemson.edu/LPH).

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03/17/2020

Clemson Veterinary Diagnostic Center remains open with regular hours with extra precautions in place to help protect our staff from undue risk. We are continuing to receive samples and specimens and perform necessary work to serve and protect livestock, poultry and other animals in SC.

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500 Clemson Rd
Columbia, SC
29229

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30
Saturday 10:00 - 14:00

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(803) 788-2260

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