Health for humans, animals & plants

AGES Animal Health

At our three institutes in Mödling, Linz and Innsbruck, we detect infectious animal diseases, zoonoses and emerging animal diseases in Austria at an early stage. In this way, we help protect people in Austria from infectious diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans and make an important contribution to the safety of our food. Healthy animals also mean that Austrian food and agriculture remain competitive.

231
validated test methods
519.800
Investigations
44
Reference activities
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Friedrich Schmoll, Management

Our goal is to maintain and further improve the status of animal health in Austria.

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Friedrich Schmoll, Leitung

Our tasks

  • Examination, diagnosis and assessment of animal carcasses and animal samples
  • Conducting animal disease monitoring for the early detection and control of notifiable and economically significant animal diseases, as well as assisting in the implementation and organizational execution of surveillance programs
  • Performing private veterinary services for farm animals, pets, zoo animals and wild animals
  • Production and marketing of vaccines and sera against animal diseases
  • Specialized expertise for outbreak prevention and clarification
  • Support and advice to veterinary authorities on all veterinary issues, drafting of opinions, reports and statistics, and technical commentary on legislation
  • detention and quarantine of stopped live animals
  • Support and advice on biosecurity issues
  • Participation in national and international committees
  • Research
  • Method development

Our institutes

Institute for Veterinary Disease Control Mödling

Our focus

  • Examination, diagnosis and assessment of animal carcasses and animal samples according to international standards
  • Management of the "Pathology Center OST" and the "Austrian Center for Biological Safety
  • Monitoring of animal diseases for early detection and control of notifiable and economically important animal diseases and zoonoses in Austria as well as participation in the implementation and organizational execution of monitoring programs (incl. reporting)
  • Performing private veterinary services for farm animals, domestic animals, zoo animals and wild animals
  • Production of stock specific vaccines and auto-vaccines.
  • Specialized expertise for outbreak prevention and clarification
  • SARS CoV 2 diagnostics (PCR, virus isolation, serum neutralization test)
  • Support and advice to the relevant ministries and authorities on all veterinary issues as well as support to the export industry by assisting the veterinary certification office, drafting opinions, reports and statistics as well as providing technical commentary on legislation
  • Biosecurity expertise
  • management of the detention and quarantine station for stopped live animals
  • Consulting and expert activities
  • Research
  • Method development

National Reference Laboratories

  • National Reference Laboratory for Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (BSE, Scrapie, CWD)
  • National Reference Laboratory for Classical Swine Fever
  • National Reference Laboratory for Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD)
  • National reference laboratory for Teschen disease
  • National reference laboratory for equine diseases with the exception of African horse sickness:
    • for equine encephalomyelitis incl. West Nile Virus (WNV)
    • for Infectious equine anemia
    • for dourine
    • for glanders
  • National reference laboratory for African horse sickness
  • National Reference Laboratory for Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR/IPV)
  • National reference laboratory for foot-and-mouth disease
  • National Reference Laboratory for Swine Vesicular Diseases
  • National Reference Laboratory for Capripox (Lumpy skin Disease and Smallpox of Sheep and Goats)
  • National Reference Laboratory for Infectious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (Lung Disease)
  • National reference laboratory for anthrax
  • National reference laboratory for monitoring the effectiveness of rabies vaccination
  • National reference laboratory for rabies
  • National reference laboratory and center for brucellosis
  • National reference laboratory for African swine fever
  • National reference laboratory for Aujeszky's disease
  • National reference laboratory for avian influenza
  • National reference laboratory for Newcastle disease
  • National reference laboratory for psittacosis
  • National Reference Laboratory for Enzootic Bovine Leukosis
  • National Reference Laboratory for Vesicular Stomatitis
  • National Reference Laboratory for Bluetongue Disease
  • National Reference Laboratory for Bovine Tuberculosis
  • National reference laboratory for plague of small ruminants
  • National Reference Laboratory for Rift Valley Fever

Reference activity

  • Reference activity for West Nile Virus (excl. equidae)
  • Reference activity anthrax
  • Reference activity Contagious Equine Metritis (CEM)
  • Reference activity Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever
  • Reference activity animal coronaviruses
  • Reference activity tularemia
  • Reference activity smallpox
  • Reference activity leptospires
  • Reference activity Q fever
  • Reference activity Maedi Visna
  • Reference activity Hepatitis E
  • Reference activity Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS)
  • Reference activity mating disease pathogens (Campylobacter fetus veneralis and Tritrichomonas foetus)

Institute for Veterinary Disease Control Linz

Our specialties

  • Veterinary diagnostics for farm animals, pets, zoo and wild animals
  • Monitoring of the Austrian cattle population for brucellosis, leucosis, BHV-1 and BVD
  • Serological and molecular biological examinations for the Austrian export industry (cattle and small ruminants)
  • Investigations for notifiable animal diseases in the context of events (exhibitions, auctions, etc.)
  • Investigations within the framework of Austria-wide control programs: Paratuberculosis, CAE, Maedi Visna and pseudotuberculosis
  • Serological pregnancy tests (cattle and small ruminants)
  • Monitoring investigations for African and Classical Swine Fever
  • Accredited Trichinella testing laboratory for domestic and wild boar
  • SARS CoV 2 PCR diagnostics (PCR)
  • Consulting and expert activities

National Reference Laboratories

  • National reference laboratory for paratuberculosis
  • Reference activity pseudotuberculosis in small ruminants

Institute for Veterinary Disease Control Innsbruck

Our specialties

  • Veterinary diagnostics in farm animals, pets, zoo and wild animals
  • Serological testing of sheep and goats for brucellosis
  • Investigations within the framework of Austria-wide control programs: CAE, Maedi Visna and pseudotuberculosis
  • Investigations within the scope of the BVD regulation
  • Investigations for notifiable animal diseases in the context of events (exhibitions, auctions, etc.)
  • Accredited trichinae testing center for domestic and wild boar
  • Competence center for alpine wildlife diseases
  • Tuberculosis monitoring in red deer
  • Consulting and expert activities
  • Cooperation partner of the Innsbruck branch of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna

National Reference Laboratory

  • National reference laboratory for parasites

Bio Risk

Our focus

  • Expertise to ensure biosecurity
  • Expertise in protecting the Austrian population, Austrian livestock and the environment from contagious and highly contagious pathogens in an advisory capacity

Contact

Leitung

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Friedrich Schmoll

Leitung

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Friedrich Schmoll

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Leitung

Dr. Michael Dünser

Leitung

Dr. Michael Dünser

Leitung

Wendy Shell CMIOSH MISTR BSc (Hons) MSc

Last updated: 23.06.2022

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