POSTED: Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 4:00am
UPDATED: Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 4:04am
BATON ROUGE, LA — A new facility for LADDL was completed in 2013, and the opening ceremony to showcase the new facility will take place on Thursday, November 7 at 4:00 p.m.
The Louisiana Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (LADDL) is a full-service American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians-accredited laboratory.
Housed in the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, the LADDL services the people of Louisiana and surrounding states by providing animal disease diagnostic services to agricultural and general communities in the state of Louisiana.
The new LADDL is located directly behind the LSU SVM on River Road in Baton Rouge.
The LADDL operates in partnership with Louisiana State University, LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana veterinarians, and livestock and poultry producers.
The LADDL provides animal disease diagnostic services to the agricultural and general communities of the State of Louisiana, as well as the continental U.S., primarily through the veterinary medical profession. LADDL conducts necessary research for the continued enhancement of the following outreach services: research development and adaptation of diagnostic tests and protocols, research and investigation of livestock and companion animal diseases impacting the health and wellbeing of the animals and citizens of Louisiana, and research on selective diseases impacting the economics on the animal industries of Louisiana.
LADDL also provides support for the teaching and research programs of the LSU SVM.