The National Veterinary Research Institute is located in Bydgoszcz, in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian region of northern Poland. The Institute was established in 1945 as a scientific unit of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
The major mission of the Institute is applied research in veterinary medicine, particularly concentrating on prophylaxis and diagnosis of infectious diseases of animals including zoonosis; and on hygiene and toxicology of food of animal origin and feeds; the protection of the environment; and development of the production technology of biological and diagnostic kits for veterinary use.
In addition, the Institute runs postgraduate training and special courses for veterinarians in the Veterinary Centre for Postgraduate Training; acts as the National Reference Laboratory with responsibility for the diagnosis of infectious diseases of animals and the control of food of animal origin and feedstuffs; evaluates the quality of veterinary biological products; participates in the drug and vaccine licensing process; and provides expert services for the Veterinary Administration.
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