New Generation Vaccine Development
Molecular Epidemiology and Diagnostics
Food, Feed and Veterinary Public Health
Parasites, Vectors and Vector-Borne Diseases
ARC-Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute (ARC-OVI), has long tradition of veterinary research since its founding in 1908 by Sir Arnold Theiler
It is nationally and internationally recognized as a veterinary centre
of excellence. The ARC-OVI is a flagship institution of the
Agricultural Research Council and plays an important role in maintaining
the health of our national herd and wildlife.
mission of ARC-OVI is to provide scientific support for Veterinary
Services in effective risk management for quality of life for all in
South Africa. The ARC-OVI strives to be a world-class veterinary
research institute in providing scientific support. Research activities
focus on the development and improvement of vaccines and diagnostic
tests, applying the latest molecular biological techniques.
Institute promotes animal health and welfare by providing an effective
and efficient diagnostic service and producing vaccines against Foot and
mouth and tick-borne diseases. The ARC-OVI is the collaborating centre
for both the Office International des Epizooties (OIE) surveillance and
control of animal diseases in Africa and the Food and Agriculture
Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations for the emergency preparedness
for transboundary animal diseases for Africa.
ARC-OVI also hosts seven OIE reference laboratories for economically
important viral diseases namely: African horse sickness, bluetongue,
Foot and mouth disease, lumpy skin disease, Rift valley fever, rabies
and African swine fever. We provide a wide range of applied research and
consultancy, diagnosis and surveillance on livestock diseases to the
National and Provincial Government and commercial customers.
ARC-Onderstepoort maintains a
high standard of quality
in all aspects of our operation and we continuous aim to satisfy our
customers in all services we deliver as outlined in Quality Policy
Statement. Our staff performs laboratory procedures in accordance with
the best scientific principles. We are committed to implement the most
appropriate international standard in all areas of our work.
following products are available from OVI Supply Shop: CDs, Parasite
kits, Post cards, Posters, Publications, Slide sets, Theiler Guesthouse,
Videos and Visits.
Tick identification Course
Lapa: Cater for 60 to ± 400 guests.
Senior Manager Research: Animal Health and Protection - Dr Misheck MulumbaTel : +27(012)529 9106, Fax: +27(012) 565 4667, E-mail:
Tel: +27 (0)12 529 9111Fax: +27 (0)12 565 6573E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
All Rabies related enquiriesDr Claude Sabeta, Tel:+27-(0)12 529 2439/2451, E-mail: email@example.com
Postal AddressARC Onderstepoort Veterinary InstitutePrivate Bag X5Onderstepoort0110
Physical Address100 Old Soutpan Rd (M35)Onderstepoort
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