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Państwowy Instytut Weterynaryjny – Państwowy Instytut Badawczy (PIWet; National Veterinary Research Institute – State Research Institute) was established in 1945 as a scientific unit of the Ministry of Agriculture. According to the Government Order of 21 October 2003, PIWet obtained the status of the State Research Institute which is dedicated for institutes performing tasks of particular importance for the planning and implementation of state policy, including the actions necessary to ensure public safety, defence and national security.
The major mission of the Institute is applied research in veterinary medicine with particular emphasis on the diagnosis and control of animal infectious diseases including zoonoses as well as the hygiene and toxicology of food of animal origin and feeds. The Institute acts as the National Reference Laboratory for infectious diseases of animals, zoonoses and prohibited substances in food of animal origin and undesirable substances in feeds. Currently there are 135 different reference activities in the Institute, appointed according to the Regulation (EC) 882/2004. PIWet hosts World Organisations for Animal Health (OIE) reference laboratories for classical swine fever, porcine respiratory and reproductive syndrome, enzootic bovine leucosis and Q fever. PIWet runs also numerous monitoring programmes, national and international research projects on the above mentioned areas, evaluates the quality of biologicals and diagnostic kits (OMCL), as well as provides expertise and consultancy services for the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and for veterinary inspection. The activities are done in laboratory facilities including more 19 000 m2 of laboratory space and animal facilities meeting the requirements of BSL2, BSL3 and BSL3+ containment levels. Laboratories are accredited in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025. Besides the above PIWet provides advisory and laboratory diagnostic services for practitioners and farmers.
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