Lithuanian Veterinary Academy (LVA) is a state owned autonomous institution of higher education, with university level status having rich experience and traditions in training specialists of veterinary medicine, food safety and animal husbandry technology.
Founded in 1936, LVA is the only university awarding diplomas of higher education for veterinary doctors, veterinary food safety professionals and animal husbandry technologists in Lithuania.
At the Department of Food Safety and Animal Hygiene of LVA two main topics are underway related to the COST Action FA0802 “Feed for Health”:
- detection and control of mycotoxins (aflatoxins, ochratoxins, T-2 toxin, zearalenone and deoxynivalenol) and toxigenic molds feed, evaluation of preventive measures for mycotoxins synthesis in feed, effect of mycotoxins in feed on food safety
- in 2009 the study will be initiated on the effect of the Natural Growth Promoters (NGP) on the thermotolerant Campylobacter spp numbers in the intestinal content of broilers and on the contamination of broiler carcasses with Campylobacter spp.