návštěva ministra

Czech Agriculture Minister Visits the VRI

On 5 December 2022, Czech Agriculture Minister Ing. Zdeněk Nekula visited the Veterinary Research Institute. The Minister acquainted himself with the current situation and the professional activities being carried out at the Institute. Dr. Faldyna, Director of the Institute, presented the publication on African swine fever entitled “African swine fever – Research results in the Czech Republic”, which was created in cooperation with eight Czech institutions. The upcoming strategic projects aimed at supporting cutting-edge science, supporting cooperation with the industry or supporting human resources were also presented. The Minister had the opportunity to do a brief tour of part of the premises and the scientific infrastructure and also to take a look inside the experimental animal facilities where scientific experiments were not just taking place. As a follow-up to the VRI Academy seminar focused on health issues in honey bee colonies, the possible causes of problems in bee keeping or the possibility of using defined probiotic cultures as a way to reduce the consumption of antimicrobials in poultry and pig herds were discussed.