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Center of Excellence for Bison Studies

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The Center of Excellence for Bison Studies was formally launched in September 2020 as a partnership between South Dakota State University, the National Bison Association and the National Buffalo Foundation. The Center of Excellence for Bison Studies is headquartered at SDSU’s West River Research and Extension facility in Rapid City.

The 2018 U.S. Farm Bill authorizes the USDA’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture to recognize centers of excellence in research, extension and education in the food and agricultural sciences. The Center of Excellence for Bison Studies is coordinated through SDSU, but will include active participation by researchers and extension officials from other land grant universities, including 1994 tribal land-grant colleges and universities.

The center will focus on research activities to improve bison herd health and the economic viability of both private and tribal bison producers.

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The Presence of Persistent Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus Infection and a Novel Bosavirus in a Bison Herd

Ben M. Hause1, Julia F. Ridpath2, Angela E. Pillatzki1 Tom Bragg3, Christopher CL Chase1

1Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Science, South Dakota State University, Brookings SD; 2Ridpath

Some Like It Hot, Bison Don’t: Rising Temperatures and Falling Growth

Jeff M. Martin and Perry S. Barboza

Department of Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management

Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology | Texas A&M University