The Institute of Parasitology and Tropical Veterinary Medicine studies the living conditions and environmental conditions of parasites and their hosts. In addition, curricula in tropical veterinary medicine and other related issues are addressed. The main focus is on epidemiology and the diagnosis, treatment, and control of parasitic diseases in ruminants, dogs, cats, and horses.
The scientific infrastructure of the Institute is aligned around numerous classical parasitological, molecular, serological, and cell biological approaches. The Institute conducts parasitological tests for the scientific institutions of the Department of Veterinary Medicine, as well as for practicing veterinarians and veterinary clinics. With the tests they can detect ectoparasites, those that live on the surface of the host, such as fleas and ticks, and endoparasites, those that live inside the host, such as worms.