The South Dakota Animal Disease Research and Diagnostics Lab had a ribbon cutting event on Friday. Lab director Jane Christopher-Hennings says the facilities are much needed. “We’re currently in a building from 1967 and there was an addition put on in 1993. We had aging infrastructure and equipment needed to be replaced. There was also a need for additional space,” says Hennings. “Now, we will also have an area for bio-safety level three. We can test for higher risk pathogens.” Hennings says the move in won’t happen for another month or two. Producers have access to the lab for all species.
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