We aim at an optimal support of the Dutch government and business life by performing diagnostic tests and scientific research and by giving policy recommendations for prevention and control of (notifiable) infectious animal diseases.
Our institute contributes to animal and public health and the guarantee of business streams. The department functions as national reference laboratory for:
- Foot and mouth disease
- Lumpy skin disease
- Classical swine fever
- Avian influenza
- Newcastle disease
- Aujeszky's disease
- Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis
- African swine fever
The institute functions as international OIE reference laboratory for the Aujeszky's disease.