Services offered by the Animal Health Division and Veterinary Microbiology Graz (VEMI Graz)

The extent to which the individual institutes that constitute the Animal Health Division and IMED Graz (Public Health Division) are accredited can be referenced under the Accredited Testing and Inspection Bodies section at the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and the Economy - BMWFW under Akkreditierung Austria

Current services on offer

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Information for Official Veterinarians

Scope of services on offer from the individual AGES Institutes for Veterinary Disease Control and the Department for Veterinary Microbiology (VEMI), opening times and contact addresses:

Mödling

Testing in accordance with accredited procedures

  • BSE testing for deceased and slaughtered cattle, identity testing for cattle
  • Scrapie testing for small ruminants, genotyping of the prion protein in small ruminants
  • Testing for Chronic Wasting Disease (TSEs in wild red deer and game reserve deer)
  • Testing for Brucellosis
  • Bacteriological detection of Blackleg, Para-blackleg, CEM (Contagious Equine Metritis)
  • Molecular-biological testing for Blackleg (Clostridium chauvoei, C. septicum)
  • Tuberculosis testing for cattle, reservation deer and red deer
  • Testing for BHV-1 (IBR/IPV) and Enzootic Bovine Leucosis (EBL)
  • Testing for Avian Influenza /Bird Flu (AI), Newcastle Disease (NCD) and Psittacosis (Chlamydien)
  • Testing for Blue Tongue Disease/Virus (BTV)
  • Testing for BVD in cattle and BD in small ruminants
  • Serological testing for Border Disease
  • Rabies diagnostics (also for human medicine), Rabies antibody detection for small animals
  • Testing for Glanders, Equine Infectious Anaemia and Dourine
  • Testing for Foot and Mouth Disease (Laboratory BSL 3+), Stomatitis vesicularis, Swine Vesicular Disease, Cattle Plague, Peste des Petits Ruminants, Sheep and Goat Pox, Lumpy Skin Disease, African Horse Sickness, African Swine Fever, Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia and Rift Valley Fever
  • Testing for various swine diseases especially Teschovirus Encephalomyelitis (formerly known as Porcine Enteroviral Encephalomyelitis, also known as Teschen Disease or Contagious Porcine Paralysis), European Swine Fever - ESF (Classic Swine Fever -CSF, also known as Swine Fever and Hog Cholera), Aujeszky’s Diseases
  • Testing of various pathogens in swine: Influenza viruses (such as Pandemic H1N1), Leptospires, Porcine Coronaviruses
  • Testing for Anthrax and Tularemia
  • Testing for West Nile Virus in horses and birds
  • Diagnostic testing for pox (including human pox)
  • Detection of Salmonella within the framework of the Poultry Hygiene Regulations
  • Special bacteriological testing of animal sample materials (swabs, organs, stool samples)
  • Abortion pathogens in cattle / diagnostic testing for abortion
  • Microbiological meat testing
  • Detection testing for inhibitors using biological inhibitor tests
  • Trichinella testing using the digestion method (Trichinella digestion assays)
  • Conducting monitoring programmes within the framework of EU-wide occurrence of various pathogens, such as AI, IBR, BTV, etc.
  • Sections of whole carcasses and organs or convolutes
  • Parasitological examination/testing of skin scrapings (mange)
  • Serological detection of bacterial, parasitic and viral epizootic pathogens in ruminants and swine (Toxoplasmosis, CAE, MV, Chlamydia, Mycoplasma, Babesia, Coxiella, Paratuberculosis, APP, Swine Erysipelas, Pasteurella Multocida)
  • Histological testing of animal specimen materials
  • Selected immunohistochemical testing
  • Pathogen diagnostics (viruses, bacteria) - detection using transmission electron microscopy (negative staining, ultramicrotomy - cut section techique)
  • Examinations and test within the scope of animal movement or trading (testing for import, export, market and auction)

Testing using non-accredited procedures

  • Special molecular biological analyses (Classic PCR, Real-Time PCR, RFLP, Sequencing, Genotyping Phylogenetic Analysis)
  • Special molecular-biological analyses of diarrhoea pathogens in pigs, Porcine Rotaviruses, Brachyspira spp., Lawsonia intracellularis.
  • Antibiotic resistance/sensitivity testing (Antibiogram production)
  • Specialist virus isolation in egg and cell cultures
  • Specialist serological detection of bacterial and viral epizootic pathogens in poultry (CAV, AE, ILT, IBD, IB, APV, Mycoplasma, Salmonella)
  • Specialist immunohistochemical and immunocytochemical procedures
  • Parasitological testing using stool samples
  • Testing with scanning electron and transmission electron microscopes (SEM and TEM testing)

Miscellaneous

  • Participation in and organisation of national interlaboratory tests, participation in international interlaboratory tests, provision of experts, information for national laboratories and cooperation with the EU-Community Reference Laboratories
  • Maintenance of laboratory-internal databases as a foundation for epidemiological surveys concerning the occurrence of epizootic diseases in Austria
  • Help and advice for practising vets, cooperation with authorities and the animal health service.

LINK to opening times of the testing bodies, their contact numbers and travel directions

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Linz

Testing in accordance with accredited procedures

  • Serological tank milk and blood testing for Brucellosis, IBR/IPV and Leucosis
  • Serological and molecular biological testing for Bovine Virus Diarrhoea (BVD)
  • Serological and molecular biological testing for pathogens causing Bluetongue Virus (BTV)
  • Serological testing for Schmallenberg Virus
  • Serological testing of small ruminants for viral and bacterial pathogens (Brucella melitensis, Brucella ovis)
  • Molecular biological testing for Campylobacter fetus sub-species, Pestiviruses, Mycobacterium paratuberculosis, Bluetongue Virus (BTV), Salmonella, Lawsonia intracellularis, Schmallenberg Virus, Porcine Coronaviruses
  • Microbiological analysis of meat
  • Detection of inhibitors using biological inhibitor test
  • Trichinella testing using the digestion method
  • Abortion pathogen in cattle / Abortion diagnostics
  • Clarification of suspected cases of epizootic diseases (Blackleg, Fowl cholera)
  • Paratuberculosis (Johne's disease) monitoring programme in cattle, sheep, goats and farmed/reservation game
  • Pathological anatomical testing of carcasses and organ specimens
  • Microbiological testing (excluding testing of fungi)
  • Private testing for Salmonella
  • Tests within the framework of the animal transport (import, export, market and auction examinations/tests)

Testing using non-accredited procedures

  • Specific serological tests on the small ruminants for viral and bacterial pathogens (Maedi-Visna Virus, CAE, Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis)
  • Specific serological blood tests in animals to detect viral and bacterial infectious diseases
  • Histological tests of specimen material of animal origin
  • Antibiotic resistance testing (Antibiogram production)
  • Parasitological investigations/tests from faecal samples
  • Special molecular biological testing
  • Special molecular biological analyses of diarrhoea pathogens in pigs: Brachyspira sp
  • Determination of pregnancy in cattle and goats from their milk

Miscellaneous

  • Help and advice for practising vets, cooperation with authorities and the animal health service 

LINK to opening times of the testing bodies, their contact numbers and travel directions.

Innsbruck

Testing in accordance with accredited procedures

  • Microbiological meat testing
  • Detection of inhibitors using biological inhibitor testing
  • Trichinella testing using the digestion method
  • Pathogens causing abortions in cattle / Abortion diagnostics
  • Serological blood testing in cattle: Detection of antibodies against Bluetongue-Virus, BHV-1, Enzootic Bovine Leucosis virus and against Brucella Abortus within the framework of the Venereal Diseases Regulation or pre-sale and pre-show examinations
  • Bovine Virus Diarrhoea (BVD): Detection of antigens and antibodies using blood and tissue samples within the framework of eradication programmes and for auctions and exhibitions/shows using ELISA and PCR
  • Serological blood testing in small ruminants: Monitoring of Brucella melitensis within the framework of regulations covering the whole of Austria, Detection of Brucella ovis and  Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis as part of health programmes, for auctions and shows
  • Serological detection of antibodies to Mycobacterium paratuberculosis in ruminants
  • Serological detection of antibodies to CAEV/MVV (viruses)
  • Detection of the Bluetongue Virus using PCR
  • Differentiation of strains of Campylobacter fetus using PCR
  • Differentiation of species of Trichinella larvae using PCR
  • Post mortem or dissection of whole animal carcasses, assessment of organs in pets, domestic and wild animals
  • Bacteriological testing of animal specimen material (swabs, organs, faecal samples)
    Parasitological testing of skin scrapings (Mange)

Testing using non-accredited procedures

  • Serological pregnancy detection in cattle
  • Antibiotic resistance testing (antibiogram production)
  • Parasitological testing using faecal samples

Miscellaneous

  • Help and advice for enquiries from practising vets, cooperation with authorities and the Animal Health Service

LINK to the opening times of the testing bodies, their contact numbers and travel directions

 

LINK zu den Öffnungszeiten der Untersuchungsstelle, zu den Kontaktnummern und zu den Anfahrtsplan

VEMI Graz

VEMI Graz

Testing in line with accredited procedures

  • Microbiological meat testing
  • Detection of inhibitors using biological inhibitor test
  • Pathogens causing abortions in cattle
  • Testing within the scope of the Zoonoses Directive (isolation of verotoxin-forming E. coli, thermophilic Campylobacter, E.coli, Salmonella)
  • Detection of Salmonella within the framework of the Poultry Hygiene Regulation
  • Bacteriological testing of animal specimen material (swabs, organs, faecal samples etc.)
  • Parasitological testing of skin scrapings (mange)
  • Testing for Salmonella from animal specimen material
  • Removal of organs from animal carcasses for further investigations
  • Forwarding of samples and sample parts to other AGES laboratories for further investigations and testing (PCR; histology etc.)

Testing in accordance with non-accredited procedures

  • Antibiotic resistance testing (Antibiogram production) 
  • Parasitological testing using faecal samples
  • Testing of hygiene samples (such as from slaughter rooms)

Miscellaneous

  • Help and advice for enquiries from practising vets, cooperation with authorities and the Animal Health Service

LINK to the opening times of the testing bodies, their contact numbers and  travel directions.

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