The institute deals with parasitic diseases of domestic and farm animals, and of humans, and is involved in teaching, research and diagnostic services and consulting.
Teaching: The basic education is primarily for veterinary medical students, but also for biology students (phil. nat. faculty). The institute is also involved in the continuing education and training of veterinarians, physicians and biologists / microbiologists.
Research: in terms of research, the institute focusses on the study of pathogenetic processes that occur during parasitic infections, as well as on the development of new therapeutic approaches. The main topics of interest are immunology and chemotherapy of alveolar echinococcosis, protozoans infecting cattle (neosporosis / toxoplasmosis, tritrichomonosis), and giardiasis.
Diagnostic services: We offer diagnostic examinations of specimens obtained from hospitals, private veterinarians and public health offices.