We are a national biomedical institute delivering research-based knowledge and contingency support in the fields of animal health, fish health and food safety. About us

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.

Labs and capacities




Latest news

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.

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

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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.

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