Publication Date

Summer 1995


'The medical consultant arm of South Dakota agriculture: Dr. John Thomson has overseen the expansion of the Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (ADRDL) from the initial dream to the final nail. [p] 1
Facility improvement represents 're-birth' of service potential: The expansion and remodeling of the ADRDL is more than a construction project. The improvement makes the Lab "an important new tool for animal health in South Dakota." [p] 2
'The state is our research laboratory': Hundreds of samples from across South Dakota arrive at the ADRDL every day. Unusual cases set off intensive research into the background, prevention, and control of the disease. [p] 4
Use simple precautions to avoid catching disease from animals: Livestock producers in South Dakota are remarkably healthy, despite being exposed to numerous animal diseases that can be passed along to humans. [p] 6
ADRDL is 'responsive to pork producer needs': Tom Farnsworth, executive secretary of the South Dakota Pork Producers Council, feels that the ADRDL has played a significant role in helping the South Dakota swine industry. [p] 8
Lab works to protect animal and human health: Dr. Sam Holland explains the relationship between the state veterinarian and the ADRDL. He is proud to be able to "call on the best in laboratory support." [p] 9
Lab gives beef producers 'peace of mind': John Stiefvater has held office in a number of livestock organizations. He believes the ADRDL serves as an essential safety net for South Dakota livestock producers. [p] 10
Veterinarian describes future service opportunities: Veterinarian Larry Ritter sees the ADRDL as an outstanding asset. He offers suggestions for ways the ADRDL can maintain its level of excellence. [p] 11
Teamwork: your local veterinarian and the ADRDL: South Dakota veterinarians count on quality laboratory testing in their work. Eight of them, from diverse practices across the state, speak out on the help the ADRDL delivers. [p] 12
Health care agencies are partners with the ADRDL: The Veterinary Science Department and ADRDL do not simply stand alone. Their work with other departments and agencies improves quality of life for all South Dakotans. [p] 14
SDSU veterinary research-beyond the cutting edge: SDSU veterinary researchers have enjoyed many victories over animal diseases in recent years, but they are already looking ahead to new challenges. [p] 16
Team of scientists links moldy grain to avian cholera: Scientists from several departments in the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences at SDSU worked together to investigate a lethal disease outbreak in wild geese. [p] 18
Diagnostic services are 'like putting money in the bank': Livestock diseases cost the South Dakota economy millions of dollars a year. The benefits of the ADRDL's services go far beyond the individual livestock producer. [p] 19
South Dakota veterinarians start out at SDSU: Pre-vet classes at SDSU give students a solid start on the road to veterinary school. Students also benefit from job opportunities with area veterinarians and at the ADRDL. [p] 21
Milestones in SDSU veterinary medicine: Since the first days of the Dakota Territory Agricultural Experiment Station in 1887, veterinary scientists have been improving livestock production in South Dakota. [p] 23


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