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Department of Parasitology and Radiobiology

The Department was established in 1925 by the academician K.I Scriabin disciple, Professor B.G. Massino. Boris Grigorievich and his disciples studied the animal helminthofauna in the Volga-Kama region, discovered six new species of bird helminthes and organized the parasitological museum.

The questions of cattle immunoassay measles, tenuikol of ruminants using histological and histochemical methods of investigation were developed (S.K. Mosina), intravitaldiagnostic method of cysticercosis by intradermal tests (L.A. Malygin), allergic diagnostic method of sheep trichuriasis and dictyocauliasis (O.S. Troussov, G.G. Burkan), rapid method for diagnosis of tissue helminth infections of fish by means of fluorescence microscopy (G.G. Burkan), an accelerated method for diagnosis of trichinellosis of pigs (D.V. Vasiliev).

Studies in devising and implementing new antihelmintic and coccidiostatic drugs are also important.

In July 2007 the Department of Parasitology and parasitic diseases of animals has been merged with the Department of Environment and Animal Welfare formerly Department of Civil Protection and Radiobiology. This department was a "successor" of a number of former chairs and institution cycles (the military branches, departments veterinary and chemical and military defense of the local loop) and aimed to study and teach the protection of people and animals from the effects of weapons of mass destruction and conventional weapons of war, and protect people and animals in emergency situations in peacetime.

In recent years the members of the department carry out the research on the organization of emergency veterinary care to animals in the event of disaster and emergency situations, accidents and natural disasters, as well as on the problem of radio-ecological monitoring of the environment in Tatarstan.