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The Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise "Giuseppe Caporale" (IZSAM) is a public health institute with administrative and managerial autonomy, which operates as a technical and scientific arm of the Italian State and the Abruzzo and Molise Regions, performing analytical work for the public veterinary services and providing the technical and scientific collaboration necessary to enable them to carry out their functions in the field of veterinary public health.

On the basis of the experience it has acquired, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) have assigned the Institute the role of Collaboration Centre and Reference Laboratory in specific spheres of activity:

OIE Collaborating Centre for Veterinary Training, Epidemiology, Food Safety and Animal Welfare
OIE Reference Laboratory for Brucellosis
OIE Reference Laboratory for Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia
OIE Reference Laboratory for Bluetongue
OIE Reference Laboratory for West Nile Disease
FAO Reference Centre for Veterinary Epidemiology

Since March 2007, the Institute manages the Secretariat of the network of OIE Reference Laboratories for Bluetongue, instituted upon recommendation of the World Organisation for Animal Health itself.

Dates Referenced September 2013
Contact Details Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise "Giuseppe Caporale" (IZSAM)
Campo Boario 64100 TERAMO

Tel: 0039.0861.3321
Fax: 0039.0861.332251

The central headquarters of the Istituto G. Caporale is at Teramo (Abruzzo), on the edge of the historic centre of the city.

There are also five area diagnostic centres in Abruzzo and Molise, located at Avezzano (Province of L'Aquila, Abruzzo), Pescara (Abruzzo), Lanciano (Province of Chieti, Abruzzo), Campobasso (Molise) and Isernia (Molise).

At Termoli (Province of Campobasso, Molise) there is the Regional Centre for Fishing and Aquaculture, while the Cerrano Tower at Pineto (Province of Teramo, Abruzzo) houses the International Centre for Veterinary Training and Information.

Our Centres

Via Campo Boario
Tel. 0861 3321 Fax 0861 332251 

Contrada Caruscino, 7 
Tel./Fax 0863 59177 

Viale S. Antonio, 8 
Tel./Fax 0872 713102 

Via Raiale, 118 
Tel./Fax 085 54308 

Pineto - Torre di Cerrano
Via Nazionale S.S. 16 
Tel./Fax 085 9351478

Via Garibaldi, 155 
Tel./Fax 0874 311109

Contrada Breccelle
Tel./Fax 0865 414619

Viale dei Marinai d'Italia
Tel./Fax 0875 81343 

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