WOAH Reference Laboratory for Myxomatosis of Rabbits

Ultimo aggiornamento: 28 Agosto 2023

Recognized on 2012
Designated reference Expert: Dr. Antonio Lavazza, DVM
Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell’Emilia Romagna “Bruno Ubertini” (IZSLER), Via Bianchi 7/9, 25124 Brescia (Italy)
Tel +39 030 2290 298 – Fax +39 030 2290 535
Email: antonio.lavazza@izsler.it


IZSLER is a Public Institute offering services for animal health and food safety [link] [video], in particular diagnosis and research on transmissible and diffusive animal diseases and zoonoses.

IZSLER has a long tradition of research on lagomorphs, and it has acted as OIE Reference Laboratory for RHD since 1990 and as the National Reference Centre for viral diseases of lagomorphs since 2002.

The activities carried out by the staff (Dr Moira Bazzucchi, Dr Antonio Lavazza, Dr Patrizia Cavadini, some technicians and collaborators) include the development of diagnostic methods, production and distribution of reagents, research projects, education and training, consulting and supporting public and private stakeholders.
The definition of prevention and control strategies and surveillance programs is also performed with the support of the epidemiological Unit Servizio Epidemiologico della Lombardia.