There has always been a threat of serious outbreaks of diseases in the United States. The livestock industry in general has been indifferent in actively developing a serious biosecurity program. The current "Mad Cow" and Hoof and Mouth problems in England have brought biosecurity concerns to the forefront. Now the livestock industries are starting to look at biosecurity as a real issue.
We have taken several approaches. First, web pages have been developed to be links to the background and issues at hand. These sites are listed under the INFORMATION headline. Secondly, Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service, and SC Livestock-Poultry Health Programs and SC Farm Bureau are partnering to develop a number of fact sheets on biosecurity issues. These brochures are listed under the BROCHURES headline. Third, we are developing grants that deal with education of biosecurity issues for the livestock industry.
REPORTABLE DISEASES IN SOUTH CAROLINA Phone: (803)788-2260 EXT. 234