The laboratory is engaged in diagnostics and epidemiological research of parasitic diseases in domestic and wild animals, with special emphasis on zoonoses and newly emerging species and infections caused by them (echinococcosis, trichinellosis, dirofilariosis, thelasiosis, angiostrongylosis, and others). It participates in the detection, monitoring and reporting of important zoonotic parasitic diseases for the exigence of the State Veterinary and Food Administration, executive departments of the Slovak Republic, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), veterinarians and farmers, and the State Forests of the Tatra National Park. Further, transmission risk analyses and human infection threat are derived from data of molecular epidemiology. Phylogeographical relationships to elucidate dispersion patterns and movements of haplotypes with respect to evolutionary events that took place in concerned territories are inferred by generating parsimony networks.