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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.

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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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