When entering the Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory, a large window gives the public a view of what happens in the lab. Inside, researchers run tests to diagnose animals. They determine if animals have a disease, like influenza or foot and mouth disease.
Russ Daly is a veterinarian with the SDSU Extension service. He says animal owners can send in samples or the animal itself to be diagnosed. Daly says this lab completes approximately 100,000 tests each year.