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Research | IZSVe

The Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie (IZSVe) carries out studies and research, surveillance plans and scientific collaboration projects in the fields of zoonosis, animal health, animal welfare and food safety.

Scientific research and collaboration projects are planned and conducted to address the needs of local, national and international organizations, e.g. the Italian Ministry of Health, Italian regional and provincial governments, the European Union (EU), the European Food Safery Authority (EFSA), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).


Research Lines

  • Animal health
    Diagnostic methods, surveillance systems and epidemiological strategies for diseases of different animal species (poultry, cattle, pigs, rabbits, fish species, bees)
  • Animal welfare
    Identification of breeding systems aimed at improving the quality of life of animals and respecting ethical criteria
  • Food safety
    Risk analysis (management, assessment and communication of food risks); diagnostic methods for the identification of biological and chemical risks in food

IZSVe Projects

Information on the main national and international projects in which the IZSVe is involved, funded by the Italian Ministry of Health or other organizations.

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Publications

You can consult the publications and the proceedings published by the researchers of the IZSVe on the Refworks platform.

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Latest news

Contact with familiar people modulates horses’ heart rate

Contact with familiar people modulates horses’ heart rate

Horses have an acknowledged capacity for distinguishing between people they know and people they don’t know. This ability suggests that familiarity…

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Euthanasia in beekeeping: a question of animal welfare

Euthanasia in beekeeping: a question of animal welfare

Attention to animal welfare has grown considerably in recent years, appropriately accompanied by regulatory recognition and support for livestock,…

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A holistic approach to assess human health risk of nano- and microplastics

A holistic approach to assess human health risk of nano- and microplastics

A large international consortium recently provided a review and summary of current and new paradigms to assess risks to human health related to nano-…

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