ADRDL Hosts Accreditation Site Visit
Three members of the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians Accreditation Committee paid a 3-day visit to the ADRDL for the purpose of assessing the laboratory for the renewal of its AAVLD accreditation, September 10-12. The site visit is simply one step in the AAVLD accreditation process, which began with the submission of application materials and documentation for committee review. This 682-page document was prepared by lab personnel under the direction of Quality Manager Rajesh Parmar and assistant Quality Manager Amanda Brock, and was completed in July.Read more about Accreditation Site Visit
SDSU Food Safety Microbiology Lab Searches for Pathogens, Resistance through NARMS Work
Are foodborne disease-causing germs becoming more resistant to antibiotics? Finding the answer to that question is the mission of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS). South Dakota State University is in its second year of participation in NARMS, with the ADRDL's Food Safety Microbiology (SD-FSM) lab working with the FDA in the retail meat portion of the program. The SD-FSM lab tests fresh chicken, ground turkey, ground beef, and pork chops, purchased in grocery stores in North and South Dakota. The germs identified are then further tested for resistance to common antibiotics that might be used in treating human illness.
The SD-FSM has recently compiled NARMS results for the period from June 2017 through May 2018, their first full year of participation. See the results
ADRDL Construction Update
The picture, from Monday, Sept. 24, shows the addition of decking and roofing to "Areas C" (new diagnostic laboratory) and "Area B" (office section between the diagnostic lab and existing building). Exterior wall construction continues on the second story, as well as insulation paneling on the penthouse of Area C. The anticipated move-in date for the new lab is still set for sometime in Fall 2019.Read more about the new adrdl
"One Health" Meeting Covers Zoonotic Disease Prevention on Farm Visits and Public Animal Exhibits
Zoonotic disease experts and food animal producers who welcome the public to view their animals learned from each other at the most recent "South Dakota One Health" seminar, held June 21 at the USD Health Science Center in Sioux Falls. Public animal exhibits provide excellent learning opportunitiesRead more about "One Health" Meeting
Enhancing Animal and Human Health through Service, Education, and Research
Whether for students or for the public, service lies at the center of the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department. Our undergraduate students benefit by receiving an educational foundation that makes them competitive applicants to colleges of veterinary medicine, and our graduate students can sharpen their professional development with the help of a wealth of scientists willing to partner with them in research.
The Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department also has laboratories that help expand service to the public. Prompt and accurate diagnosis of animal health problems is the role of the South Dakota Animal Research and Diagnostic Laboratory, which is one of only 36 accredited veterinary diagnostic laboratories in the nation.
Another critical component of the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department is a dynamic group of researchers who search for new ways to prevent and detect
animal and human diseases.
The interaction of service, discovery, and education that takes place within the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department results in new knowledge, timely information, and students prepared for careers that make a difference for animals and people alike.
The Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Department is a great place from which to launch your career. Give it a look today!