The Institute extends diagnostic facilities to the farmers and the State veterinarians through its Central Laboratory at Bengaluru and thirteen Regional Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratories and Information centers (ADDL&IC) located at Bidar, Belgaum, Bellary, Davangere, Gulburga, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Sirsi, Sira, Bagalkot, Kolar besides an unique laboratory established exclusively for diagnosis of Wild Animal Diseases at Bannerghatta National Park (BNP), near Bengaluru. These services not only help in animal disease surveillance and monitoring in the state but also provide professional expertise to the field veterinarians in the management and control of diseases of livestock and poultry

The Institute is also engaged in research pertaining to animal health. The thrust areas in research are development of newer vaccines, innovations in production technology, development of molecular disease diagnostic techniques and development of field diagnostic kits. Emphasis is also laid on studying factors influencing disease processes and mechanics. Several research programmes sponsored by GOI, ICAR and state Govt. have been taken up at the Institute.

The Institute with its team of well-qualified scientific staff and good laboratory facilities is in a position to develop, co-ordinate and implement strategies needed for the effective prevention and control of livestock and poultry diseases in the state, thus ensuring total health coverage.

The institute provides training to veterinarians on advanced techniques in disease diagnosis and disease control measures. Scientists of the institute are engaged in extensive farmers oriented extension works during animal disease outbreak scenario in villages.

The aims and objectives of the R and DI wing of institute are as follows

  • To provide prompt and effective diagnostic services for identification of disease problems with an aim to eradicate them.
  • To introduce newer techniques in the development of cost effective and efficient diagnostic aids.
  • To undertake in-depth study on animal disease epidemiological data with emphasis on rural economy and cost benefits.
  • Training of scientific & technical personnel in the recent advances made in the technology of biological production and disease diagnosis and also to impart knowledge to the farmers in raising healthy animals & poultry.
  • To provide expertise and consultancy to livestock industries and managemental agencies in animal health care.
  • Teaching final year Veterinary Internship students and PG students.

Common diagnostic Facilities available at all ADDL&IC

  • Clinical pathology (Total Haemogram, liver function tests, kidney function tests, Histopathology, Urinalysis)
  • Clinical microbiology including antibiotic sensitivity tests (antibiogram)
  • Clinical serum biochemistry and toxicology (to detect common poisoning in animals).
  • PCR based molecular diagnostic tests for animal disease diagnosis
  • Clinical parasitology (Smear examinations and fecal sample testing)
  • Vaccine storage facility (cold storage facility)

  • The Small Animal House is registered with the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA), Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India (Reg. No 219/GO/RBi/2000/ CPCSEA), The registration is also renewed by the CPCSEA till March 2015. & The Institutional Animal Ethics Committee(IAEC) that advises the institution and researchers on facilities, policies and practices at SAH concerning the care and use of animals.
  • The main activity of the Laboratory Animal Facility is to breed, maintain and supply quality laboratory animals to in-house researchers & The Animal Facility also maintains the records of day to day activities as well as breeding and maintenance.
  • Each species of animals is housed in barrier maintained individual rooms to avoid disease transmission and inter-species conflicts.
  • All efforts are made to maintain the animals under controlled environmental conditions [Temperature (22-26°C), Relative Humidity (50± 10 %), 12:12 hr light and dark cycle] with 100 % fresh air exchange in animal rooms and uninterrupted power and water supply.
  • A high degree of hygienic conditions is being maintained and the macro- and micro- environment around the animals are maintained as per the CPCSEA guidelines.
  • Regular disinfection of animal rooms and cleaning and sterilization of cages, water bottles, bedding etc are practiced.
  • Procurement of the feed and Feed and water analysis are also taken care periodically for assessing their quality and microbiological contamination.
  • Waste disposal is carried out through environment friendly incinerator.


Dr. K. Sripad
Dr. Muniyellappa
Dr. Chandranaik
Dr. Ganesh Hegde
Regional Research Officer
Dr. Sudharshana
Regional Research Officer
Dr. Shivashankar


Dr. Manjunatha
Veterinary Officer
Dr. K. Nagaraja
Dr. Praveen
Regional Research Officer
Dr. Rajashekar
Regional Research Officer
Dr. Shesha Rao
Dr. Dharanesha


About Us

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.

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Hebbal, Bangalore

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