The Holler Family, pictured above, manages the research flock with the help of two SDSU graduates. Larry is currently employed at South Dakota State University in the Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences Department, as a
diagnostic pathologist and animal reproductive disease specialist. His wife, Sue, has been employed in research, teaching, and diagnostic positions at various Univeristies across the US and is currently at SDSU with her husband.
As a member of the Dakota Lamb Grower's Cooperative, I have had the honor to meet and work with Susan and Larry Holler. They have spent decades developing and building a flock of genetically selected carriers for the GM1 gangliosidosis trait which based on scientific literature may help those with Huntington's, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's Disease.
Currently, the Hollers are trying to get into clincal trials ultimately seeking approval for the pharmaceutical use of using GM1 to treat these devasting and debilitating diseases and improve patients quality of life. To learn more about the Hollers and their cause please check out their website at
The Holler's also work to help promote the Shepherd's Gift, which is a grassroots, nonprofit, dedicated to raising funds to bring relief and hope to people and families afflicted wtih HD and other nuerological diseases. Specifically, their mission is to promote ovine GM1 for the treatment of Huntington's Disease (HD) and/or other neurological diseases through education, advocacy, and fundraising.
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