Reference Laboratories

OIE Reference Laboratories are designated to pursue all the scientific and technical problems relating to a named disease or specific topic. The role of a Reference Laboratory is to function as a centre of expertise and standardisation of diagnostic techniques for its designated disease. The Expert, responsible to the OIE and its Members with regard to these issues, should be a leading and active researcher helping the Reference Laboratory to provide scientific and technical assistance and expert advice on topics linked to surveillance and control of the disease for which the Reference Laboratory is responsible. They may also provide scientific and technical training for personnel from Members, and coordinate scientific and technical studies in collaboration with other laboratories or organisations (see OIE Criterira and Internal Rules for Reference Laboratories).

In 2016, the OIE has a global network of 279 Reference Laboratories covering 122 diseases/topics in 29 countries. In Asia-Pacific region, 51 Reference Laboratories covering 38 diseases/topics are located in 8 countries.


Bluetongue

Dr Debbie Eagles
CSIRO
Australian Animal Health Laboratory
Private Bag 24 (Ryrie Street)
Victoria 3220
AUSTRALIA
Tel: +61 3 52 27 00 00     Fax: +61 3 52 27 55 55
E-mail: debbie.eagles@remove-this.csiro.au

Bovine babesiosis

Prof. Ikuo Igarashi
National Research Center for Protozoan Disease
Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
Nishi 2-13, Inada-cho
Obihiro, Hokkaido 080-8555
JAPAN
Tel: +81-155 49.56.41   Fax: +81-155 49.56.43
E-mail: igaracpmi@remove-this.obihiro.ac.jp

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy

Prof. Takashi Yokoyama
National Agricultural Research Organization
Prion Diseases Research Unit
3-1-5 Kannondai
Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0856<br/>JAPAN
Tel: +81-298 38 78 40   Fax: +81-298 38 83 32
E-mail: tyoko@remove-this.affrc.go.jp

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Bovine viral diarrhoea

Dr Peter Kirkland
Elizabeth Macarthur Agriculture Institute (EMAI)
Virology Laboratory
Woodbridge Rd, Menangle PMB8
Camden NSW 257
AUSTRALIA
Tel: +61-2 46 40 63 31   Fax: +61-2 46 40 64 29
E-mail: peter.kirkland@remove-this.dpi.nsw.gov.au

Brucellosis (Brucella abortus)

Dr Moon Her
Brucellosis Laboratory, Bacteriology Division
Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (QIA)
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affiars (MAFRA)
177, Hyeoksin 8-ro, Gimcheon-si,
Gyeongsangbuk-do, 39660
KOREA (REP. OF)
Tel: +82-54 912 0723   Fax: +82-54 912 0759
E-mail: herm@remove-this.korea.kr

Dr Monaya Ekgatat
National Institute of Animal Health
50/2 Kasetklang
Ladyao Chatuchak
Bangkok 10900
THAILAND
Tel: +66-2759 89 08 to 14 ext.232   Fax: +66-2579 89 18 / 19
E-mail: monayae@remove-this.dld.go.th

Brucellosis (Brucella melitensis)

Dr Monaya Ekgatat
National Institute of Animal Health
50/2 Kasetklang
Ladyao Chatuchak
Bangkok 10900
THAILAND
Tel: +66-2759 89 08 to 14 ext.232   Fax: +66-2579 89 18 / 19
E-mail: monayae@remove-this.dld.go.th

Chronic wasting disease

Dr Hyun-Joo Sohn
Prion Disease Research Laboratory
Division of Foreign Animal Disease
Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (QIA)
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA)
177, Hyeoksin 8-ro, Gimcheon-si,
Gyeongsangbuk-do, 39660
KOREA (REP.OF)
Tel: +82-54 912 0862   Fax: +82-54 912 0884

Classical swine fever

Dr Shunji Yamada
National Institute of Animal Health (NIAH)
Department of Exotic Diseases
6-20-1 Josui-Honcho
Kodaira Tokyo 187-0022
JAPAN
Tel: +81-42 321 14 41   Fax: +81-42 325 51 22
E-mail: musasabi@remove-this.affrc.go.jp

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Epizootic haematopoietic necrosis

Dr Nick Moody
CSIRO
Australian Animal Health Laboratory
Private Bag 24 (Ryrie Street) Geelong Victoria 3220
AUSTRALIA
Tel: +61-3 52 27 00 00   Fax: +61-3 52 27 55 55
E-mail: nick.moody@remove-this.csiro.au

Dr Richard Whittington
University of Sydney
Faculty of Veterinary Science
425 Werombi Road
Private Bag 3
Camden NSW 2570
AUSTRALIA
Tel: +61-2 93 51 16 19   Fax: +61-2 93 51 16 18
E-mail: richardw@remove-this.camden.usyd.edu.au

Equine infectious anaemia

Dr Xiaojun Wang
Laboratory of Equine Infectious Anemia
Harbin Veterinary Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
427 Maduan Street
Harbin 150001
CHINA (PEOPLE'S REP. OF)
Tel: +86-189 46 06 60 85
E-mail: wangxiaojun@remove-this.caas.cn
E-mail: xjw@remove-this.hvri.ac.cn

Dr Makoto Yamakawa
National Institute of Animal Health (NIAH)
Viral Disease Section
3-1-5 Kannondai Tsukuba
Ibaraki 305-0856 JAPAN
Tel: +81-29 838 78 41   Fax: +81-29 838 78 44
E-mail: yamato@remove-this.affrc.go.jp

Equine piroplasmosis

Prof. Ikuo Igarashi
National Research Center for Protozoan Disease
Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
Nishi 2-13, Inada-cho
Obihiro, Hokkaido 080-8555
JAPAN
Tel: +81-155 49.56.41   Fax: +81-155 49.56.43
E-mail: igaracpmi@remove-this.obihiro.ac.jp

Foot and mouth disease

Dr Xiangtao Liu
Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute
CAAS
National Foot and Mouth Disease Reference Laboratory
Xujiaping No. 1, Yanchangpu Lanzhou,
Gansu province 730046
CHINA (PEOPLE'S REP. OF)
Tel: +86-931 834 25 85   Fax: +86-931 834 09 77
E-mail: hnxiangtao@remove-this.hotmail.com
E-mail: shiqisun21@remove-this.hotmail.com

Dr Jong-Hyeon Park
Division of Foot and Mouth Disease
Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (QIA)
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affiars
177, Hyeoksin 8-ro
Gimcheon-si Gyeongsangbuk-do, 39660
KOREA (REP. OF)
Tel: +82-54 912 09 06   Fax: +82-54 912 08 90
E-mail: parkjhvet@remove-this.korea.kr

Dr Somjai Kamolsiripichaiporn
National Institute of Animal Helalth
Department of Livestock Development
Pakchong Nakhonratchasima 30130
THAILAND
Tel: +66-44 2791 12 ext.105   Fax: +66-44 31 48 89
E-mail: somjaik@remove-this.dld.go.th
E-mail: sjkamol@remove-this.gmail.com

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Hendra and Nipah virus diseases

Dr Kim Halpin
CSIRO
Australian Animal Health Laboratory
Private Bag 24 (Ryrie Street)
Geelong Victoria 3220
AUSTRALIA
Tel: +61-3 52 27 00 00   Fax: +61-3 52 27 55 55
E-mail: kim.halpin@remove-this.csiro.au

Highly pathogenic avian influenza and low pathogenic avian influenza (poultry)

Dr Frank Wong
CSIRO
Australian Animal Health Laboratory
Division of Animal Health
Institute of Animal Production and Processing
5 Portarlington Road
Private Bag 24
Geelong Victoria 3220
AUSTRALIA
Tel: +61-3 52 27 00 00   Fax: +61-3 52 27 55 55
E-mail: frank.wong@remove-this.csiro.au

Dr Hualan Chen
National Avian Influenza Reference Laboratory
Animal Influenza Laboratory of the Ministry of Agriculture
Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, CAAS
427 Maduan Street
Harbin 150001
CHINA (PEOPLE'S REP. OF)
Tel: +86-451 85 93 50 79   Fax: +86-451 82 73 31 32
E-mail: hlchen1@remove-this.yahoo.com
E-mail: hlchen@remove-this.hvri.ac.cn

Dr Chakradhar Tosh
Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
National Institute of High Security Animal Diseases (NIHSAD)
Anand Nagar
Bhopal 462 021 Madhya Pradesh
INDIA
Tel: +91-755 275 92 04   Fax: +91-755 275 88 42
E-mail: ctosh@remove-this.hsadl.nic.in
E-mail: chakradhar.tosh@remove-this.gmail.com

Prof. Hiroshi Kida
Hokkaido University
Research Center for Zoonosis Control
North 20, West 10 Kita-ku
Sapporo 001-0020
JAPAN
Tel: +81-11 706 95 00   Fax: +81-11 706 95 00
E-mail: kida@remove-this.vetmed.hokudai.ac.jp

Infection with abalone herpesvirus

Dr Mark Crane
CSIRO
Australian Animal Health Laboratory
5 Portarlington Road
Private Bag 24 (Ryrie Street)
Geelong 3220, Victoria
AUSTRALIA
Tel: +61-3 52 27 51 18   Fax: +61-3 52 27 55 55
E-mail: mark.crane@remove-this.csiro.au

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Infection with Aphanomyces invadans (epizootic ulcerative syndrome)

Dr Varinee Panyawachira
Inland Aquatic Animal Health Research Institute (AAHRI)
Inland Fishery Research and Development Bureau
Department of Fisheries
Kasetsart University Campus Phaholyothin Road
Jatuchak Bangkok 10900
THAILAND
Tel: +66-2 579 41 22   Fax: +66-2 561 39 93
E-mail: ninee43@remove-this.hotmail.com

Infection with ranavirus

Dr Nick Moody
CSIRO
Australian Animal Health Laboratory
Private Bag 24 (Ryrie Street)
Geelong Victoria 3220
AUSTRALIA
Tel: +61-3 52 27 00 00   Fax: +61-3 52 27 55 55
E-mail: nick.moody@remove-this.csiro.au

Dr Richard Whittington
University of Sydney
Faculty of Veterinary Science
425 Werombi Road
Private Bag 3
Camden NSW 2570
AUSTRALIA
Tel: +61-2 93 51 16 19   Fax: +61-2 93 51 16 18
E-mail: richardw@remove-this.camden.usyd.edu.au

Infectious hypodermal and haematopoietic necrosis

Dr Jie Huang
Molecular Pathology Laboratory
Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute
Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences
106 Nanjing Road,
Qingdao Chandong 266071
CHINA (PEOPLE'S REP.OF)
Tel: +86-532 858 230 62   Fax: +86-532 858 115 14
E-mail: huangjie@remove-this.ysfri.ac.cn
E-mail: aquadis@remove-this.public.qd.sd.cn

Japanese encephalitis

Dr Dong-Kun Yang
Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency
177 Hyeoksin 8-ro
Gimcheong-si
Gyeongsangbuk-do 39660
KOREA (REP.OF)
Tel: +82-31 467 1783   Fax: +82-31 467 1797
E-mail: yangdk@remove-this.korea.kr
E-mail: dk40@hanmail.net

Koi herpesvirus disease

Dr Kei Yuasa
National Research Institute of Aquaculture Fisheries Research Agency
422-1 Nakatsuhamaura Minami-ise,
Watarai Mie 516-0193
JAPAN
Tel: +81-599 66 18 30  Fax: +81-599 66 19 62
E-mail: khv-lab@remove-this.fra.affrc.go.jp

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Leptospirosis

Dr Lee Smythe
Queensland Health Scientific Services
39 Kessels Road
Coopers Plains
P.O. Box 594 Archefield,
Queensland 4108
AUSTRALIA
Tel: +61-7 32 74 90 64 Fax: +61-7 32 74 01 75
E-mail: lee_smythe@remove-this.health.qld.gov.au

Newcastle disease

Dr Sam Mccullough
Australian Animal Health Laboratory
CSIRO
5 Portarlington Road
Private Bag 24 (Ryrie Street)
Geelong 3220, Victoria
AUSTRALIA
Tel: +61-3 52 27 50 00   Fax: +61-3 52 27 55 55
E-mail: sam.mccullough@remove-this.csiro.au

Dr Zhiliang Wang
National Diagnostic Center for Exotic Animal Diseases
China Animal Health and Epidemiology Center
Ministry of Agriculture
369 Nanjing Road
Qingdao 266032
CHINA (PEOPLE'S REP. OF)
Tel: +86-532 87 83 91 88   Fax: +86-532 87 83 99 22
E-mail: wangzhiliang@remove-this.cahec.cn

Dr Kang-Seuk Choi
Newcastle disease Laboratory, Avian Disease division
Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (QIA)
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA)
177, Hyeoksin 8-ro
Gimcheon-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do 39660
KOREA (REP.OF)
Tel: +82-54 912 0821   Fax: +82-54 912 0833
E-mail: kchoi0608@korea.kr

Oncorhynchus masou virus disease

Dr Hisae Kasai
Hokkaido University
Laboratory of Biotechnology and Microbiology
Graduate School of Fisheries Science Faculty of Fisheries, Microbilogy Department 3-1-1
Minato-Cho Hakodate
Hokkaido 041-8611
JAPAN
Tel: +81-138 40 88 98 Fax: +81-138 40 88 10
E-mail: hisae@remove-this.fish.hokudai.ac.jp

Ovine theileriosis

Prof. Hong Yin
Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)
Vector and Vector and Vector-borne Diseases Control Laboratory (VVBDC)
Xujiaping 1, Chengguan District
Lanzhou, Gansu Province 730046
CHINA (PEOPLE'S REP. OF)
Tel: +86-93 18 34 26 81  Fax: +86-93 18 34 09 7
E-mail: yinhong@remove-this.caas.net.cn

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Peste des petits ruminants

Dr Zhiliang Wang
National Diagnostic Center for Exotic Animal Diseases
China Animal Health and Epidemiology
Center Ministry of Agriculture
369 Nanjing Road
Qingdao 266032
CHINA (PEOPLE'S REP. OF)
Tel: +86-532 87 3 91 88 Fax: +86-532 87 83 99 22
E-mail: wangzhiliang@remove-this.cahec.cn
E-mail: zlwang111@remove-this.163.com

Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome

Dr Kegong Tian
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
China Animal Disease Control Center
No.17 Tiangui Street
Biomedical Base
Daxing District Beijing 102618
CHINA (PEOPLE'S REP. OF)
Tel: +86-10 59 19 88 96 Fax: +86-10 59 19 88 99
E-mail: tiankg@remove-this.263.net
E-mail: zhaixy2010@remove-this.sina.cn

Rabies

Prof. Changchun Tu
Diagnostic laboratory for Rabies and Wildlife Associated Zoonoses
Department of Virology
Changchun Veterinary Research INstitute (CVRI)
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS)
Liuying Xi Road 666
Jingyue Economic Development Zone
Changchun 130122
CHINA (PEOPLE'S REP. OF)
Tel: +86+431 81 03 20 22   Fax: +86-431 81 03 20 22
E-mail: changchun_tu@remove-this.hotmail.com

Dr Dong-Kun Yang
Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (QIA)
177, Hyeoksin 8-ro
Gimcheon-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do 39660
KOREA (REP.OF)
Tel: +82-31 467 1783   Fax: +82-31 467 1797
E-mail: yangdk@remove-this.korea.kr
E-mail: ydk40@remove-this.hanmail.net

Red sea bream iridoviral disease

Dr Yasuh Kawato
National Research Institute of Aquaculture
Fisheries Research Agency
422-1 Nakatsuhamaura Minami-ise
Mie 516-0193
JAPAN
Tel: +81-599 66 18 30 Fax: +81-599 66 19 62
E-mail: ykawato@remove-this.affrc.go.jp

Rinderpest

Dr Kazuo Yoshida
National Reference Laboratory for Rinderpest
Exotic Disease Research Division
National Institute of Animal Health (NIAH)
National Agriculture and Food Research Organization
Josuihoncho 6-20-1, Kodaira
Tokyo, 187-0022
JAPAN
Tel: +81-42 321 1441 Fax: +81-42 325 5122
E-mail: yoshidak@remove-this.affrc.go.jp

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Sheep pox and goat pox

Dr Hamid Reza Varshovi
RAZI Vaccine Serum Research Institute
P.O. Box 31975/148
Hessarak Karaj
Teheran
IRAN
Tel: +98-21 311 79 08 Fax: +98-261 455 21 94
E-mail: int@remove-this.rvsri.ac.ir
E-mail: hr_varshovi@remove-this.yahoo.com

Spring viraemia of carp

Dr Hong Liu
Shenzhen Exit Entry Inspection and Quarantine Bureau
General Administration of Quality Supervision
Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ)
908 in Inspection and Quarantine Building
1011 Fuqiang Road, Futian Qu,
Shenzhen City Guangdon Province 518045
CHINA (PEOPLE'S REP. OF)
Tel: +86-755 25 58 84 10 Fax: +86-755 25 59 29 80
E-mail: liuhong@remove-this.szciq.gov.cn
E-mail: szciplh@remove-this.sina.com

Surra (Trypanosoma evansi)

Prof. Noboru Inoue
National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases
Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
Inada-cho Nishi 2-13
Obihiro, Hokkaido 080-8555 JAPAN
Tel: +81-155 49 56 47 Fax: +81-155 49 56 43
E-mail: ircpmi@remove-this.obihiro.ac.jp

Swine influenza

Dr Takehiko Saito
Viral Disease and Epidemiology Research Division
National Institute of Animal Health
National Agriculture and Food Research Organization
Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0856
JAPAN
Tel: +81-29 838 79 14 Fax: +81-29 838 79 14
E-mail: takasaito@remove-this.affrc.go.jp

Swine streptococcosis

Prof. Chengping Lu
Nanjing Agricultural University, NAU
Branch of Swine Streptococcosis Diagnostic Laboratory (BSSDL)
Weigang No.1,
Nanjing Jiangsu province
CHINA (PEOPLE'S REP. OF)
Tel: +86-25 84 39 53 28 Fax: +86-25 84 39 65 17
E-mail: lucp@remove-this.njau.edu.cn
E-mail: yaohch@remove-this.njau.edu.cn

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Viral encephalopathy and retinopathy

Dr Toshihiro Nakai
Hiroshima University
Graduate School of Biosphere Science
Laboratory of Fish Pathology
Higashi Hiroshima 739-8528
JAPAN
Tel: +81-82 424 79 47 Fax: +81-82 424 43 80
E-mail: nakaitt@remove-this.hiroshima-u.ac.jp

White spot disease

Dr Jie Huang
Molecular Pathology Laboratory
Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute
Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences
106 Nanjing Road, Qingdao Shangdong 266071
CHINA (PEOPLE'S REP. OF)
Tel: +86-532 858 230 62 Fax: +86-532 858 11514
E-mail: huangjie@remove-this.ysfri.ac.cn
E-mail: aquadis@remove-this.public.qd.sd.cn

Dr Grace Lo
College of Bioscience and Biotechnology
National Cheng Kung University
No.1, University Road, Tainan City 701
CHINESE TAIPEI
Tel: +886-6 275 75 75 ext. 31010 Fax: +886-6 208 36 63
E-mail: gracelow@remove-this.mail.ncku.edu.tw

White tail disease

Dr A.Sait Sahul Hameed
C.Abdul Hakeem College
Aquaculture Biotechnology Division
Department of Zoology
Melvisharam-632 509
Vellore Dt. Tamil Nadu
INDIA
Tel: +91-4172 26 94 87 Fax: +91-4172 26 94 87
E-mail: cah_sahul@remove-this.hotmail.com

Yellow head disease

Dr Nick Moody
CSIRO
Australian Animal Health Laboratory
Private Bag 24 (Ryrie Street)
Geelong Victoria 3220
AUSTRALIA
Tel: +61-3 52 27 00 00 Fax: +61-3 52 27 55 55
E-mail: nick.moody@remove-this.csiro.au

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