Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie
Italian health authority and research organization for animal health and food safety
+39 049 8084211

About us

About us

The Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie (IZSVe) is an Italian public health authority deputed to conduct prevention, control, research and services in the fields of animal health and food safety.

The IZSVe is located at Legnaro (Padua, North-East Italy) and belongs to the Italian National Health Service. It’s part of a network that consists of nine other institutes, each responsible of controls and research activities for a specific geographical area.

The IZSVe employs more than 600 people, including veterinarians, biologists, chemists, technicians and administration staff.

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Reference laboratories

Reference laboratories

The IZSVe is a national and international reference centre for the following animal health and food safety topics:

  • Avian influenza & Newcastle disease
  • Beekeeping
  • Diseases at the animal/human interface
  • Emerging avian diseases
  • Fish, crustacean and mollusc pathology
  • Pet Therapy
  • Rabies
  • Salmonellosis

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Activities & Services

Activities & Services

The IZSVe provides technical support in veterinary and food safety activities to public and private organizations. Some of the fields IZSVe is involved in:

  • Animal welfare
  • Diagnostic services
  • Food risk communication
  • Geographic information systems (GIS)
  • International cooperation
  • Training
  • Veterinary biobank

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Research

Research

The IZSVe carries out research activities in the animal health and food safety fields in order to develop new diagnostic techniques as well as vaccines and vaccination procedures.

Most research activities regard:

  • animal health and welfare
  • zoonoses
  • epidemiology
  • food safety
  • risk analysis
  • risk communication

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© Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie
Viale dell'Università 10, 35020 Legnaro (PD)
Tel: +39 049 8084211 | Fax: +39 049 8830046
E-mail: comunicazione@izsvenezie.it
PEC: izsvenezie@legalmail.it
VAT: 00206200289