NEW: Daugaard signs bill to upgrade Diagnostic and Animal Research Lab at SDSU (Audio)




PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed Senate Bill 172 this morning to fund an upgrade and expansion to the state animal disease research and diagnostic laboratory, located on the campus of South Dakota State University. The facility serves as the state animal health laboratory…




 The lab was built in 1967 and last upgraded in 1993. It is out-of-date, according to the Governor, and needs to be modernized to correct aging infrastructure, accommodate new technologies, and meet current and future health and safety standards.