Helminthology, Institute of

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Helminthology, Institute of


(full name, K. I. Skriabin All-Union Institute of Helminthology), a scientific research institute in Moscow organized in 1931 by K. I. Skriabin. It is part of the Lenin All-Union Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

The main tasks of the institute are developing and improving measures against animal and plant helminthiases. The institute investigates the species composition of helminths that parasitize domestic animals and game and studies the biology of most helminths and the epizootiology of helminthiases, including those that are highly dangerous to agricultural animals. Systems of pasture inspection and sanitation measures have been developed to eliminate the most widespread helminthiases of domestic animals and game. The institute offers methodological guidance through helminthological laboratories at scientific research institutes and stations, as well as through departments of parasitology. It performs consultative and organizational work against helminths that infest agricultural animals.

The K. I. Skriabin All-Union Helminthological Institute is world-famous as the largest research and methodological center in its field. It offers a program of graduate study and publishes Trudy (Transactions, from 1935 to 1970, 11 volumes). The institute was awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor in 1967.

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