The Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie (IZSVe) is an Italian public health institute which conducts control and research activities and provides services in the fields of animal health, food safety and zoonoses.
It is part of the Italian National Health Service, together with other nine other similar institutes, each of which covers a specific geographical area of Italy. The IZSVe is responsible for the North East of Italy, and its headquarter is located at Legnaro, Padova.
The IZSVe is a national and international reference centre for the following animal health and food safety topics.
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
- food safety
- risk analysis
- risk communication