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Animal Disease Research & Diagnostic Laboratory

Animal Disease Research & Diagnostic Laboratory

ADRDL is one of fewer than 40 veterinary diagnostic laboratories accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians. The building constructed in 1993 houses the Department of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences.

Building Description

In addition, the lab is an integral member of the National Animal Health Laboratory Network, a network of diagnostic laboratories across the United States that helps detect nationally significant animal diseases such as influenza and hand, foot and mouth disease. Expertise in detecting agents of food-borne illness is important in the ADRDL's role as a regional laboratory for the Food Emergency Response Network.

The laboratory serves as the front line of defense in protecting South Dakota's $7.3 billion livestock industry against diseases and provides important diagnostic information for the state's wildlife and companion animals. The lab promotes human health in dealing with food safety issues and zoonotic diseases, and animal health, by detecting diseases and finding methods to control them.

Physical Address:

1155 North Campus Dr.
Brookings, SD 57007