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Collection Summary

Identifier

UA 5.13

Title

Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Records

Dates

1928-2019

Extent

1.47 linear feet (3 document cases, 1 document case-half), photographs

Creator

South Dakota State University, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Language

English

Repository

South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Access note

Open. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Preferred Citation

Name of item. UA 5.13, box #, folder #, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Records. South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Abstract

The mission of Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences is to protect and improve the health of animals, the viability of the South Dakota livestock industry, and the welfare of society through high quality diagnostic, research, Extension, and teaching activities. The collection is composed of newsletters, reports, photographs, and booklets from conferences, symposiums and workshops of the Department of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences and the South Dakota Animal Disease Research & Diagnostic Laboratory.

Historical Note

Veterinary Science Department

The Veterinary Science Department provides advising services to students in the pre-veterinary medicine curriculum and offers courses in the biomedical sciences for undergraduate and graduate majors in related sciences. The department also offers several graduate research assistantship positions in microbiology, virology, and molecular biology for students majoring in other departments. Active research programs in diseases of food-producing animals support graduate training.

The State of South Dakota does not have a professional College of Veterinary Medicine. A pre-veterinary medicine curriculum is offered which allows students to obtain prerequisites for application of Colleges of Veterinary Medicine in other states. Students may meet requirements in two or three years of pre-veterinary study. Many students complete a major for the Bachelor of Science Degree before entering the professional curriculum of Veterinary Medicine. Many degree options are available to students in the pre-veterinary medicine curriculum, but popular choices include Animal Science, Biology, Microbiology, and Dairy Science. Students typically select a BS option late in their freshman year or during their sophomore year.

In 2011, the department changed its name to the Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences Department. The new name better reflects the activities of the department, especially relative to the research work with zoonotic pathogens and the training of its students under the One Health concept.

The department has always had a strong mission related to preparing undergraduate students for entry into veterinary colleges within the region, training graduate students for careers related to veterinary or human infectious disease research or careers in diagnostic medicine, and providing public service through South Dakota’s only animal health diagnostic laboratory, the SD Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (ADRDL).

Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory

Since 1887, the Animal Disease Research & Diagnostic Laboratory has maintained a tradition of providing quality veterinary diagnostic services to the state and region. As one of only 42 North American laboratories that are fully accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, the laboratory serves animal owners by acting as a reference laboratory for animal health professionals and state/federal regulatory officials. This rigorous accreditation standard is compliant with international expectations as laid out by the OIE, thus ensuring trade markets are available to their clients.

As a reference laboratory, they provide the precise detailed animal disease information that is needed for those in charge of managing, treating and preventing diseases of animals. Many of the diseases the laboratory deal with are also potential human diseases, and thus the lab also plays a significant service role for public health surveillance. The laboratory serves all companion and food animal owners by working with their local veterinarian.

The laboratory continues as a member of the USDA National Animal Health Network (NAHLN), a member of the USDA/FDA Food Emergency Response Network (FERN), and a member of the DHHS/FDA Veterinary Laboratory Reference Network (Vet-LRN)

Content and Arrangement

Contents Note

This collection is composed of material published by the Veterinary Science Department. Folders contain reports, photographs, and booklets from conferences, symposiums and workshops sponsored by the Department of Veterinary Science at South Dakota State University and the Cooperative Extension Service. Some materials produced by the Veterinary Science are distinctly marked as published by the Cooperative Extension Service. The photographs consist of images of diseases cows, horses, poultry, swine, rats, and dogs in various stages of selenium or alkali poisoning. Also included are photographs of faculty (specifically Moxon, Olson, and Franke), students, and various geographic locations in South Dakota, including the Palisades, the Badlands, and Devils Tower in Wyoming. Also included are annual reports and newsletters for the Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory.

Key Words

  • South Dakota State University. Department of Veterinary Science.
  • South Dakota State University. Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences.
  • South Dakota State University. Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory.

Access

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers without restrictions. The materials in the Archives do not circulate and may be used in-house only.

Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.

Physical Access

South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.

Copyright Notice

Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Requests to publish should be arranged with the SDSU Archives and Special Collections.

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Container List

BoxFolderDescriptionDate(s)
11Animal Nutrition Approved Feed Additives and Ingredients1977
12Bovine Nutrition Seminar for Veterinarians1986
13Clinical Pathology for the Veterinary Practitioner1970
14Digestive Disorders in Small Animals - Clinical Diagnosis - Surgical Correction1977
15Diseases of Feedlot Cattle - Prevention and Control1977
16Diseases of the Young Pig1970
17Diseases of Young Calves1977
18Equine Medicine and Practiceundated
19Feedlot Problems - A Symposium for Veterinarians1969
110Infectious Diseases of Feedlot Cattle1971
111Management, Nutrition, and Diseases of the Cow Herd1971
112Midwest Interprofessional Seminar of Diseases Common to Animals and Man1971
21Non-infectious Diseases of Livestock1975
22PCR Test Offers Quick PRRS Virus Detection in Semen, by Jim Carlton, "Swine Practitioner, pp. 4-61995
23Photographs - Faculty, students, diseases animals, geographic locations1928-1939
24Respiratory and Reproductive Diseases of Swine1972
25Ruminant Nutrition Workshop for Veterinarians1971
26Small Animal Practice for the Large Animal Practitioner1971
27Swine Management and Diseases1973
28Swine Nutrition Workshop for Veterinarians1970
29Swine Practice Symposium1978
210The Veterinarian and certain legal and economic decisionsundated
211Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians - Poultry Disease Conference1970
212Veterinary Toxicology1976
31Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory: Animal Health Matters [newsletter]1998-2008
32Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory: Animal Health Matters (newsletters)2009-2013
33Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory: Annual Report1994
34Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory: Annual report2010
35Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory: Beef Bull Evaluation Workshop for Veterinarians1975
36Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory: Request for Improved and Expanded Facilities - Veterinary Research and Diagnostic Center (pamphlet)1994
37Animal Health Matters2010
38Animal Health Matters2015-2016
39Photographs 0001-0062 [63 black and white, 14 color photos, 16 negativesundated
310Photographs 0063-0129 [75 black and white photos, 15 negatives]undated
311Photographs 0130- 0202 [78 black and white photos, 11 negatives]undated
41Photographs 0208- 0290 [78 black and white photos, 7 negatives]undated
42Photographs 0291- 0321c.1 [9 color, 41 black and white photos, 8 negatives]undated
43Photographs 0321 c.2-0349 [36 black and white photos, 32 negatives]undated
44Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory Ribbon Cutting2019