Welcome to the website for the European Union Reference Laboratory for Bluetongue.

The European Council and the Commission have designated European Union Reference Laboratories (EURLs) with scientific and technical expertise within the areas of animal health, public health and zootechnics in a number of legal acts to prevent, control and eradicate major animal diseases.

The European Union Reference Laboratory for Bluetongue was set up under Council Directive 2000/75/EC and is part of the Non-Vesicular Diseases Reference Laboratories based at The Pirbright Institute, UK.

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