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South Dakota One Health Hosts Vaccine Strategy Meeting

VERMILLION, S.D. – On Wednesday, April 26, agricultural producers, public and animal health experts and interests from across South Dakota will gather in Sioux Falls to discuss issues related to vaccines and vaccine strategies at a meeting sponsored by the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine's South Dakota One Health.

South Dakota One Health, a statewide consortium led by the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, was created in 2016 to encourage communications between medical providers, veterinarians and livestock producers regarding animal-borne illnesses that pose potential human health risks. Public education is also a critical aspect of the organization.

Funding for South Dakota One Health is aided by the Bush Foundation.

The following schedule will occur at the University of South Dakota Health Science Building at 1400 W. 22nd Street (Room 106) in Sioux Falls.

9:00 am - Welcome/Announcements -
Dr. Russ Daly, SDSU

9:05 am - Overview of Vaccine Preventable Diseases in South Dakota; Current Recommendations for Adults and Children
Dr. Fernando Bula-Rudas, Sanford Health; Dr. Jawad Nazir, Avera McKennan

10:15 am - Statewide Statistics on Vaccinations
Dr. Lon Kightlinger, SD DOH

11:00 am - Vaccine Preventable Diseases in our Food/Companion Animals
Dr. Monte Furhmann, Sioux Nation Ag; Dr. Dick Rogen, Horizon Pet Care

12:10 pm - Lunch

1:10 pm - Protecting Zoo Animals from Animal and Human Disease
Dr. Anne Burgdorf, Great Plains Zoo

1:45 pm - Recognizing and Treating Adverse Effects of Vaccines in People and Animals
Dr. Victor Huber, USD; Dr. Chris Chase, SDSU

3:00 pm - What's in animal vaccines? Accidental Injections and Needle Sticks: How harmful are they to people?
Dr. Chris Chase, SDSU

3:30 pm - What's the future for human and animal vaccines?
Dr. Victor Huber, USD; Dr. Diego Diel, SDSU

4:30 pm - Q&A with the speakers; comments from other participants


USD's Sanford School of Medicine is nationally known for excellence. With its award-winning curriculum, the school prepares medical students to practice in all fields of medicine and is particularly recognized and ranked for its reputation in family medicine and rural medicine. In addition to the M.D., it offers graduate degrees in basic biomedical science, sustains a vibrant and forward-looking research agenda, and is home to the interdisciplinary Center for Brain and Behavioral Research.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
USD News


Hanna DeLange
USD News