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Dale Miskimins

Professor & SDSU Extension Veterinarian/Pathologist


Animal Disease Research 115
Animal Disease Research-Box 2175
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007

Dale supports the citizens of South Dakota in his role as a Professor & SDSU Extension Veterinarian/Pathologist at the South Dakota State University campus in Brookings.

Also by Dale Miskimins

A diseased pig lung

Get to the Root of Porcine Respiratory Disease Complex

Respiratory disease incidence increases in swine in the fall and winter. Changeable weather seems to trigger outbreaks. You and your veterinarian can supply meaningful samples to aid in determining a diagnosis. Contact your local diagnostic laboratory if you have questions on sampling.

A close shot of a cow's eye. The cow seems to be in pain.

Toe Abscess (Toe Tip Necrosis) in Feeder Cattle

Toe abscess (toe tip necrosis) is most commonly seen in feedlot cattle and is likely subsequent to excessive abrasive damage to the hoof, especially the toe tip. Feet may become infected when the white line is damaged which opens the claw to bacteria, dirt and manure.