National Veterinary Institute (Sweden)
The Swedish National Veterinary Institute (Swedish: Statens veterinärmedicinska anstalt, SVA) is a Swedish government agency that answers to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Consumer Affairs. The agency was established in 1911 and is located in Uppsala.
The agency is an expert organisation for veterinary medicine, aiming to promote animal health by preventing, diagnosing and controlling infectious diseases in animals. It is specialised in virology, bacteriology, antibiotic resistance, parasitology, chemistry, food safety, vaccinology and pathology. It provides advice and conducts commissioned investigations and programmes for controlling contagious diseases. One of the main commissions is zoonotic infections.
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