Experimental Veterinary Science, Institute of

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Experimental Veterinary Science, Institute of


(full name, All-Union Research Institute of Experimental Veterinary Science of the Lenin All-Union Academy of Agricultural Sciences; from 1918 to 1930, known as the State Institute of Experimental Veterinary Science), the preeminent veterinary research organization in the USSR.

The Institute of Experimental Veterinary Science is located in Moscow. Its main objectives are the comprehensive study of animals, the promotion of veterinary medicine as an independent science, and the solution of practical problems relating to the control of animal diseases. Among those who have worked at the institute are K. I. Skriabin, S. N. Vyshelesskii, A. A. Markov, S. N. Pavlushkov, and A. N. Bakh. The institute has helped eradicate many dangerous animal diseases in the USSR, including rinderpest, glanders, su-auru of camels, and dourine. It provides methodological guidance to various veterinary research institutions throughout the country.

The institute (1977) has 18 laboratories, including laboratories of microbiology, immunity, parasitology, biochemistry, and the pathology and physiology of reproduction. There also are special laboratories for the study of specific acute or chronic infections. The institute has a graduate program and is authorized to accept candidate’s and doctoral dissertations for defense. Its journal Trudy (Transactions) deals with all aspects of veterinary medicine. The institute has an experiment station on Lisii Island in Kalinin Oblast.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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