We are the WOAH reference laboratory for Surra (Trypanosoma evansi infection) since 2007. Our laboratory is located in the National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases of Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Japan. The head of this laboratory, Dr. Noboru Inoue, is currently the WOAH expert for this disease.
Our reference laboratory plays a vital role in the control of animal trypanosomoses including Surra, Dourine and animal African trypanosomosis (AAT) on a global scale. In particular, we are facilitating the safe movement of animals across the borders by providing confirmative diagnostic services and WOAH-recommended test materials to member countries. We also provide expert advises to the member countries upon their request and create awareness of Surra and other animal trypanosomoses by organising and attending academic seminars. We are conducting epidemiological surveys of Surra and other animal trypanosomoses in collaboration with other institutions in various countries. Importantly, we are grooming future scientists/experts by providing them with internships, short-term, and postgraduate training.
We obtained ISO/IEC 17025 standard for the diagnosis of the Surra by PCR in 2017.
- About us
- Surra and other animal trypanosomoses
- Our collaboration with WOAH
- Opportunities available for the WOAH member countries
- Recent publications
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