Livestock Health focus of April SDSU Extension Contours Episodes |

Livestock Health focus of April SDSU Extension Contours Episodes

Livestock health will be the focus of upcoming episodes of SDSU Extension Contours which will air at noon (CST) on South Dakota Public Broadcasting Sunday April 3 and Sunday April 17, 2016.

“Animal health is an important factor in producing healthy food,” explained Barry Dunn, South Dakota Corn Utilization Council Endowed Dean of the SDSU College of Agriculture & Biological Sciences, SDSU Extension Director. “Just like people, animals may get sick and may require medicine to treat their conditions. More importantly, animal medicines are a critical link in the food safety chain.”

Dunn serves as moderator for the series produced to address issues impacting South Dakota’s agriculture industry and presented in a discussion format. In addition to Dunn, the two-part Contours series will feature four panelists including; Dr. Dustin (Dusty) Oedekoven, Interim Secretary of Agriculture, South Dakota State Veterinarian; Dr. Russ Daly, Professor, SDSU Extension Veterinarian, State Public Health; Veterinarian; Dr. Lon Kightlinger, South Dakota State Epidemiologist and Hannah Walkes, President of Pipestone Veterinary Service.

“Modern livestock production involves a team of people committed to the animal’s health with the goal of creating a wholesome, high quality food for consumers,” Dunn said.

Energetic, dynamic and thought provoking, Contours brings together leaders and experts to discuss important industry and statewide topics. If you are unable to tune-in to the SDPB broadcasts, April 3 and April 17, 2016, Contours videos will be posted on

To view previous Contours episodes, which discussed Livestock Development and Soil health, and to learn more about future panel discussions visit

–SDSU Extension

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