PHYSICAL FACILITIES, FUNDING AND GOVERNING BODY
The Institute is located in the outskirts of Bangalore City on the National Highway-7 next to the Hebbal campus of the University of Agricultural Sciences. The Institute has a land area of 71,000 sq.meters. The buildings occupy more than 6,500 Sq.meters of which the Modern Laboratory Complex has 2000 Sq. meters.
The Government of Karnataka provides all the budgetary requirements of the Institute as Grant-in-aid under the head of Animal Husbandry and Dairy Development. The Institute annually produces biologicals worth Rs.350 lakhs which are supplied free of cost through the State Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services at present, for use in the state. The Institute also assists the field veterinarians in the diagnosis of diseases of livestock and poultry for initiating proper control measures.
Other sources of funding include those allocated under plan schemes for strengthening and expansion of biological production and diagnostic services
From the State and Government of India. Funds are also provided through ICAR, DBT and DST and other agencies for specific research programmes concerning animal health.
The Institute has Central Disease Diagnostic Laboratory at Bangalore and 9 Regional Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratories at Belgaum, Bellary, Gulbarga, Shimoga, Bidar Davangere, Mysore, Mangalore and Wild Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory at Bannerghatta.