Boyd Parr, DVM

Boyd Parr, DVM

State Veterinarian
Director, Livestock Poultry Health
Extension Veterinarian – Beef & Dairy Cattle, Swine
Adjunct Assistant Professor, AVS

Education:

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (1974-1978)
Clifford E. Whatley Bovine Award to 4th year student with superior proficiency and interest in bovine medicine
    
Bachelor of Science in Pre-Professional Studies, Clemson University, Clemson, SC (1972-1974)
Graduated with high honors – class of 1976 (actual 1977)
Ben E. Goodale Sophomore Dairy Award, 1974

Experience:

State Veterinarian, Interim Director, Clemson University Livestock Poultry Health, Columbia, SC (6/09 – present)
Director, Animal Health Programs, Clemson University Livestock and Poultry Health, Columbia, SC (8/05 – 6/09)
Interim Director, Animal Health Programs, Clemson University Livestock and Poultry Health, Columbia, SC (10/04 – 8/05)
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Animal & Veterinary Sciences, Clemson University (5/05 – present)
Field Veterinarian, Animal Health Programs, Clemson University Livestock and Poultry Health, Columbia, SC (4/04 – 9/04)
Piedmont Farm Services, Newberry, SC. (1978 - 2004 )
A solo private practice engaged in food animal production medicine including dairy nutrition consultation in SC, GA and NC with a focus on dairy animals and some cow-calf operations.

CA/Grants:    

Johne’s Disease, National Animal Identification System (NAIS), Foreign Animal Diseases (FAD), Swine Garbage Feeding Surveillance, BSE Surveillance, CDC/DHEC Get Smart on the Farm

Interests:    

Dairy/Beef Production Medicine, applied dairy nutrition, bovine reproduction, Johne’s disease, animal identification and traceability, BVD-PI, 4-H Dairy Heifer Project, livestock farm biosecurity.

Professional Associations:    

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP)
National Institute of Animal Agriculture (NIAA)
US Animal Health Association (USAHA)
Southern Animal Health Association (SAHA)
SC Association of Veterinarians
American Jersey Cattle Association
SC Jersey Cattle Association
Farm Bureau of Newberry County
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA)
SC Cattlemen’s Association (SCCA)

Publications & Papers

Johne’s Control Programs in South Carolina and Surrounding States, SC Large Animal Medicine Short Course Proceedings, SCAV Large Animal Academy and Clemson University AVS Department, November 1999.

Johne’s Disease From The Veterinarian’s Perspective, Jersey Journal, September 1999. A roundtable discussion with Boyd H. Parr, Robert H. Whitlock, Daniel L. Oberschlake, and Donald E. Hansen.

US Voluntary Johne’s Disease Herd Status Program, US Animal Health Association, October 1998.  Co-Authored with Leslie Bulaga, Michael Collins, Ian Gardner, William Hartmann, Karen Jordan, Richard Keene, Lee McPhail, Ken Olson, William Rotenberger, Joseph VanTiem, Gary Weber, Scott Wells, Robert Whitlock.

Surviving Tough Times: Getting Paid Before the Money Runs Out, Proceedings XVII World Buiatrics Congress, XXV American Association of Bovine Practitioners Conference, September 1992.

The Strep. Agalactiae Herd: An Alternative Approach, 19th Annual Convention Proceedings, American Association of Bovine Practitioners, November 1986.

Hospital/Special Management Area For a 500 Milking Cow Dairy in the Southeast
, Proceedings, Second National Dairy Housing Conference, ASAE, March 1983.

Calf Housing in a Warm Climate, Proceedings, Second National Dairy Housing Conference, ASAE, March 1983.  R. E. Wright, B. F. Jenny, D. T. Vines, D. E. Linville, B. H. Parr.