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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. 

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Ghana and Norway in joint Fish Health project


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.

Tick-borne encephalitis-virus found in unpasteurized cow milk in Norway


A tick-borne virus that can infect humans and potentially cause a serious infection of the central nervous system has been found for the first time in milk from Norwegian dairy cows. A study of this virus in cervids may help us understand how this virus is spreading in Norway.

Livestock health in focus in visit from China


A Chinese delegation with representatives from two companies connected to livestock production in China visited recently the Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI). The aim was to get a better knowledge about the animal health in Norway and hear how the institute contributes to prevent, detect and respond on emerging diseases that can have a big economic impact on the livestock industry. 

The Norwegian Veterinary Institute equips itself with new technology


By adopting and using newer sequencing technology - so-called "Next-generation sequencing", the Norwegian Veterinary Institute will streamline its work and improve the competence and access to sample material from animals, fish, the environment and food.

New director for research and internationalisation


The Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI) has appointed Carlos das Neves as director for research and internationalisation. Carlos is currently Head of the food safety and antimicrobial resistance section at NVI, and is a senior researcher in the fields of wildlife health and One Health.

Global monitoring of antimicrobial resistance must improve


Monitoring of antimicrobial resistance in the environment and among wild animals is currently inadequate. The Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI) participates in an international network that will map the need for new knowledge about antibiotic resistance, what is known and how monitoring data can be compared.

No CWD found in wild reindeer following 2018 hunting season


The Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI) has tested all samples from wild reindeer taken during the 2018 hunt in Hardangervidda and in Nordfjella zone 2, and has not found a single case of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).

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