OIE Reference Laboratory for Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP)


IZSAM was recognized by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) as Reference Laboratory for CBPP (RL) following the incursion of the disease in Italy in 1990 and its eradication in 1993. On the basis of the mandate, the tasks of the RL may be summarized as it follows:


  • standardization and harmonization of diagnostic tests used to confirm disease outbreaks (Complement Fixation Test, ELISA, PCR and MmmSC isolation and characterization);
  • planning research and development of innovative diagnostic tests and immunizing products;
  • organization of or participation to interlaboratory tests (ring trails) aimed to validate new diagnostic tests and to assess and monitor performance of diagnostic test in use;
  • promoting the establishment of networks with other RL or with National Laboratories in Countries where the disease is present;
  • contributing to the revision of the Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals and Terrestrial Animal Health Code as required by OIE;
  • promoting and implementing of the Quality Assurance System of Laboratories, concerning diagnostic test related to the pathogen;
  • training of personnel of Veterinary Laboratories engaged in the control and eradication of CBPP;
  • providing consultancy to OIE, FAO and other international Institutions.
© IZSAM October 2016
Other news

HERMES Project Final Event

“A pilot approach towards quality in LAS Education & Training: the HERMES project outcomes” is the final event, scheduled for December, 16 2020 in the framework of the Hermes European Project coordinated by IZSAM aiming at improving the quality of training in the field of Animal Laboratory Science.


Call for Applications e-Learning Course in Laboratory Animal Science

The training course starting on October, 12 is organised under the HERMES - Harmonisation & Recognition of LAS education and training in MEmber States – project, funded by the European Erasmus+ Programme of which IZSAM is the lead partner.


Entomological surveillance for Rift Valley Fever in Libya

“Virtual Learning Rift Valley Fever and other Mosquito-borne arboviroses: entomological surveillance” is the title of a training course designed by IZSAM in collaboration with ERFAN, on behalf of the FAO European Commission for the Control of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (EuFMD).



Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale

dell'Abruzzo e del Molise "G. Caporale"


Campo Boario | 64100 TERAMO | ITALIA

Telefono 0039.0861.3321 | Fax 0039.0861.332251

e-mail: archivioeprotocollo@izs.it

Posta elettronica certificata: protocollo@pec.izs.it

Partita IVA: 00060330677

Codice Fiscale: 80006470670