ZOBA – Center for Zoonoses, Animal Bacterial Diseases and Antimicrobial

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The assignment of the Center for Zoonoses, Animal Bacterial Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance (ZOBA) is based on a cooperation agreement between the University of Bern and the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO).

  1. We offer our customers effective and high-quality diagnostics and monitoring of bacterial infections.
  2. In addition, we assume the task of a national reference laboratory for antimicrobial resistance and numerous agents of animal diseases in Switzerland.

In all areas, we are in close contact with our customers and clients. Relating to the prevention, diagnosis, monitoring and control, we advise:

• The Swiss Confederation
• Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office
• Cantonal veterinary offices
• Veterinary practitioners and clinics
• Laboratories

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The ZOBA takes over a new reference function!

In 2018 the ZOBA was nominated from the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) as national reference laboratory for antimicrobial resistance in food.
In the framework of the European antimicrobial resistance monitoring the ZOBA performed since 2014 analysis for multidrug resistant bacteria of meat samples from broiler, cattle and pig at retail level. Results are published in the annual reports of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) (see Forms and information) as well as in the bi-annual Swiss Antibiotic Resistance Reports (see Forms and information). Furthermore, the ZOBA reports results of the annual monitoring directly to the cantonal authorities and provides consultative services.

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