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Research and Development

Our mission is to give research-based advisory and knowledge support to Norwegian Authorities in addition to support innovation and development of sustainable bioeconomic production. 

Laboratories and services

Modern laboratory services and qualified human resources.

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Latest news

Collaborating towards sustainable development in Africa

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In January 2020, a team of three employees from the Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI) visited Ethiopia and Malawi to map potential areas for collaboration within animal health and one health between the NVI and sister institutions in the two African countries. 

Strengthening the collaboration between Norway and Mongolia

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On Tuesday 28th January, Carlos das Neves, Director for Research and Internationalisation at the Norwegian Veterinary Institute presented the NOR-MON-HEALTH report to the Norwegian Minister of Agriculture and Food, and the President of Mongolia. The report indicates that Norway and Mongolia can strengthen their cooperation within animal health and food safety.

Normalized situation in dogs in Norway

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The Norwegian Veterinary Institute and the Norwegian Food Safety Authority consider the recent disease outbreak in dogs to be over but have not yet concluded on what may have caused the outbreak. 

NVI signs collaborations agreement with Chinese institutions on One Health

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Director General Gaute Lenvik and Director for Research & Internationalisation Carlos das Neves joined a delegation of the Norwegian Ministry for Agriculture and Food, led by Minister Bollestad, which visited China this November. This mission was aimed at strengthening commercial and scientific links between the two countries.

Severe illness in dogs in Norway - update 13 September

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The Norwegian Veterinary Institute-NVI, together with the Norwegian Food Safety Authority, the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, private veterinarians and many interested citizens, continues to work on clarifying the reasons behind the recent acute mortality in dogs in Norway.

Severe illness in dogs in Norway - update 11 September

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The Norwegian Veterinary Institute-NVI, together with the Norwegian Food Safety Authority, the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, private veterinarians and many interested citizens, continues to work on clarifying the reasons behind the recent acute mortality in dogs in Norway.

Severe illness in dogs in Norway

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An increased number of cases of severe haemorrhagic gastroenteritis (inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract) has led to the death of several dogs in Norway in the last weeks.

Biosecurity and transportation of fish

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Every AquaNor, Norway and Chile organizes a joint seminar giving an overview of the fish health status in both countries and addresses important issues for the aquaculture industry. This year the meeting put emphasize on biosecurity and transportation of fish.

Ghana and Norway in joint Fish Health project

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Fish Health is a key element of an agreement signed in the presence of Ghana's President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg. The Norwegian Veterinary Institute will play a crucial part in the agreed project.

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