Clemson Livestock Poultry Health
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.
State Veterinarian & Director:
Boyd H. Parr, DVM
The Livestock Poultry Health Programs of Clemson University is composed of three (3) areas of service:
Livestock-Poultry Health has a major role in protecting the health of food animals (beef, poultry, swine, etc.), and other livestock which helps ensure not only their productivity but also their access to both domestic and export markets. These critical services to the agribusiness industry make significant impacts on economic activity in our state. LPH functions include conducting surveillance for diseases that affect both humans and animals, providing the diagnostic expertise that allows for treatment and eradication of disease in domestic animals, identifying diseases in wildlife that could affect humans or domestic animals, inspecting and testing the processing of meat and poultry products, and coordinating state agricultural animal emergency response as lead agency of ESF-17.