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  Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (LVRI, CAAS), founded in 1957, is one of the most outstanding institutes focused on preventive veterinary medicine in China. The major subject of the institute is about the epizootic diseases of grazing animals, and it has enjoyed a high prestige in China. The main mission of the institute is to study  infectious and parasitic diseases of veterinary importance, to carry out the foundamental and applied research programs on pathogen characterization, diagnosis, immunity, immunoprophylaxis, to develop the preventive and control tools against infectious diseases, which hindering the sustainable development of animal industry, to supply advanced courses for technicians and professionals on veterinary sciences and educate graduates and Ph. D students, to provide expertise and consultations for the policy-makers, ect.

  With the launch of the Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation Program (ASTIP), which officially began in 2013 and is directly supported by the central government, ten innovative teams are set up and are specifically focused on the field of FMD, vector-borne diseases, parasitic diseases, bacterial diseases, herbivores viral and bacterial diseases, respectively.

  The institute is the only authorized research center allowed to work with live virus of foot and month disease in China. The institute has been granted several titles by different authorities, which include the State Key Laboratory on Veterinary Etiological Biology, the OIE&China National Foot and Mouth Disease Reference Laboratory, the OIE Ovine Theileriosis Reference Laboratory, the Key Laboratory of Animal Veterinary Etiological Biology of Ministry of Agriculture, the Key Laboratory of Animal Virology of Ministry of Agriculture, the Key Laboratory of Veterinary Public Health of Ministry of Agriculture, the Key Laboratory of Grazing Animal Diseases of Ministry of Agriculture, the Lanzhou Sub-center of the Chinese Animal Epidemiology Center, the International Technology Cooperation Base for Animal Medical Innovation, the Key Laboratory of Veterinary Parasitology of Gansu Province, the Gansu Engineering Research Center for Bio-Detection.

  The institute possesses 264 staff, including 37 professors, 54 associate professors. The number of graduates and PhD students in the institute keeps about 100 each year. The institute owns advanced infrastructure and facilities. Some up to date apparatus and equipments such as gene chip system, molecular simulation system, macromolecular interaction system, electron microscope, DNA sequence machine etc are available. There are one P3 level biosafety laboratory for mircroorganism causing acute and highly infectious disease research and eight biosafety facilities in different standard for animal experiments.

  With the diligent work of several generations of staff over past 50 years,the institute has accomplished more than 700 national, local and EU projects and obtained 352 scientific achievements, 127 of which were awarded and 13 achievements won the national prize. It has developed 152 biological reagents or products, including 110 diagnostic reagents or tools, 35 kinds of vaccines and 7 veterinary pharmaceuticals.

  On the viral diseases, the institute has mainly dealt with foot and mouth disease, and other viral diseases such as swine vesicular disease, Newcastle disease, avian influenza, classical swine fever, BSE, rabies, viral diarrhea, piglet transmissible gastrointerititis, sheep and goat pox, pest de petit ruminant, porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome. In recent year, with the rapid progress of molecular techniques, some breakthroughshave been achieved on genetic engineer vaccines and new diagnostic tools. The institute has made a great contribution to control of foot and mouth disease in China and is a national center for research, production and advice on foot and mouth disease.

  Study of the bacterial infectious diseases includes chlamidiosis, mycoplasmosis, rickettsiosis, lyme disease, epizootic lymphangitis, fowl cholera, clostridium infection, pateurellosis of rabbit, brucellosis, listerellosis, etc. Study of the parasitic diseases covers helminths, protozoans and insects. A systematic epidemiological survey and investigation, control measures have been conducted in northwestern China on the important parasitic diseases such as fascioliasis, cysticercosis, hydatid disease, bovine and ovine nematode infection, swine trichinellosis, trypanosomiosis, ticks and tick borne diseases, coccidiosis of chicken and rabbit, mite infestation, myasis, etc.

  At present, to meet the requirements of the development of animal husbandry, food safety, national security and social stability, the institute’s goal has emphasized to solve the important scientific problems related to the epizootic diseases of pig, cattle and sheep, to enhance capability of controland eradicating the diseases with great economic impact, to increase income of farmers and livestock holders, to ensure the security of supply of meat, eggs, milk, to prevent the invasion of exotic diseases and to prevent bio-organisms from being misused by terrorism.