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Veterinarians encouraged to sign up for email lab results

Get an update immediately after tests are complete; web access still available 24/7

Veterinarians not currently doing so are encouraged to sign up for email lab results reporting through the ADRDL. This method allows you to receive instant results sent to you upon completion of each test for your case, giving you timely insight into the progress of your submission. 

Lab results sent in this manner can be sent to one email address, or multiple email addresses as you wish.  This method can take the place of faxed results, allowing for more sustainable paperless results that can be more easily saved and managed into digital means of record storage. 

Sign up for email resulting by emailing Rita Miller or Jon Greseth at the ADRDL or calling 605-688-5171.
Veterinarians can always access all results via the web, 24/7 by using an account # and password.  To sign up for web access, please fill out the form at this link.

Note for those submitting whole carcasses to the ADRDL:

As of March 1st, Darling Ingredients, Inc. (our current renderer) will no longer accept animals euthanized by barbiturates.  Please contact us with any questions.  
Dr. Robert Streeter, Oklahoma State University, speaks to a full house at the James Bailey Herd Health Conference, February 10, at SDSU.  (Photo: Russ Daly, SDSU)

Veterinarians Updated on Pain Management and Anesthesia at James Bailey Herd Health Conference

Pain prevention, control, anesthetics, and sedation in food animals were topics covered at this year's James Bailey Herd Health Conference, held February 10, on the SDSU campus.  Nearly 90 veterinarians and technicians were in attendance. 

Dr. Robert Streeter, DVM, MS, DACVIM, a clinical associate professor in Food Animal and Surgery at the Oklahoma State University Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, was the featured speaker.  Dr. Streeter gave an overview of recent research into pain in cattle, small ruminants, and camelids, and outlined the medical options for using anesthetics and sedatives in those species.  Local and regional anesthetic techniques such as epidurals and reproductive blocks were presented, as well as procedures for local and regional anesthesia of the head and limbs.  

While veterinarians have used local and general anesthetics in food animals for generations, there is increasing interest in applying those techniques to procedures such as castration and dehorning of calves while being processed during chute work.  Dr. Streeter presented options for local blocks prior to these procedures, as well as options for pain control afterward. 

The James Bailey Herd Health Conference is sponsored by the SDVMA, SDSU Extension, and the SDSU Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department.  It is typically held on the second Saturday of February on the SDSU campus.  The conference honors Dr. Jim Bailey, 1923-2017, a longtime Extension Veterinarian, for his foundational work in veterinary outreach in South Dakota and the region. 

Registration Still Open for South Dakota One Health Meeting: Animals in Health Care Settings

Registration is still open for the March 8, 2018, "South Dakota One Health" seminar, which will explore the relationship between people and animals in healthcare settings.  The meeting is open to anyone interested, and will begin at 9 AM in the USD Health Science Center, Room 106.  The center is located at 1400 W. 22nd St. in Sioux Falls. 

The day will feature speakers on a wide variety of topics that explore the role of companion animals in healthcare settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living centers. 

Of particular interest are scheduled visits from actual therapy animals, including a dog and a horse. 

Speakers and topics include:

  • Therapy/service/emotional support animals and the policies that govern them (Ernetta Fox, USD)
  • Therapy dogs in health care settings: A summary of research (Beth Jernberg)
  • Infection prevention and risk management in a health care setting (Julie Meyer, Sanford Health)
  • Animals in long-term care (Debbra Petersen, Good Samaritan Society)
  • Ensuring the health of animals used in health care settings (Russ Daly, SDSU)
  • Service dogs: Partnering to improve human health and chronic disease management (Gail Dickerson, Big Paws Canine Foundation)

Registration is now open and can be completed at:  There is no charge for the seminar, but registration is requested for an included noon meal.  Contact Dr. Russ Daly with any questions. 

VBSD Faculty Members Honored by SDSU

Two Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department faculty members were among those honored by their colleagues at SDSU's annual Celebration of Faculty Excellence, held at SDSU on February 20.  The event honors faculty members in each of the university's colleges for outstanding research, teaching and service.

Dr. Joy Scaria (left) was honored as the recipient of the 2018 Dr. Sherwood and Elizabeth Berg Young Faculty Award.  Joy is an assistant professor at the ADRDL and Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department.  He, along with his research team, works to understand the microbiome (bacterial populations) within the digestive tract of animals and people.  This knowledge is valuable in the development of new generation probiotics (beneficial bacteria) to improve digestive health and to prevent infections in animals. In addition, his laboratory also uses cutting-edge next-generation genome sequencing (NGS) to track and control foodborne pathogens and antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Dr. Russ Daly (right) was recognized with the 2018 F. O. Butler Award for Excellence in Extension and Outreach.  Russ serves as SDSU's Extension Veterinarian, as well as the state's public health veterinarian.  His outreach program focuses on transferring animal health information from SDSU's ADRDL and researchers to veterinarians, animal caretakers, and the public.  His work as public health veterinarian seeks to help stakeholders understand important diseases that can affect both animals and people.  Dr. Daly plays a role in developing the "South Dakota One Health" seminars as well as continuing education for veterinarians in the state, along with teaching and advising undergraduate pre-veterinary students. 

Read more about the event and other award winners here.

Pieces and Parts
Zach Lau attended the Governmental Food and Feed Laboratory Accreditation Meeting and training for ISO-17025 accreditation in Albuquerque, NM, Jan. 29-Feb. 1. 

Dr. Larry Holler spoke on "Value-Added Opportunities for the Sheep Industry" and served on the Animal Health Committee at the American Sheep Industry Association's Annual Convention in San Antonio, TX, Jan. 31-Feb. 3. 

Julie Colby attended Clinical Pathology training sessions at the Veterinary Meeting and Expo (VMX 2018) in Orlando, FL, Feb. 2-7.  Dr. Russ Daly gave several presentations at the same meeting, including "Zoonotic Disease in Food Animal Operations", "Public Farm Visits and Petting Zoos", "Food Safety Issues on Small Farms", "Rabies on the Farm", as well as 3 clinical briefs. 

Dr. Joy Scaria attended the Human Microbiome Congress in San Diego, CA, Feb. 4-7.

Rajesh Parmar attended the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians lab auditors training in Las Vegas, NV, Feb. 6-8. 

Dr. Chris Chase shared his experiences in Brazil with a talk on "A Gringo's Visit to Brazil: A Taste and Cultural Sensation, along with a Discussion on Bovine Diseases," to SDSU faculty, staff, and students on February 9. 

Dr. Jane Hennings attended the Swine Health Committee meeting of the National Pork Board in Des Moines, IA, Feb. 12-15.

Dr. Chris Chase gave presentations on vaccines and immunology at the Executive Veterinary Beef Program, Olathe, KS, Feb. 14-16. 

Dr. Larry Holler spoke on small ruminant health at the Moses Organic Farming Conference in LaCrosse, WI, Feb. 22-24. 

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Farm Forum Animal Health Matters Columns:

Feb. 2, 2018: Preventing and Discovering the Effects of Frostbite in Bulls


Upcoming Events:

March 5-9: SDSU Spring Break (ADRDL and departmental offices open regular hours)

March 8: South Dakota One Health Meeting: The Human-Animal Bond in Healthcare Settings - Registration and more info at
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