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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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Latest news

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).

Article on CWD in Norwegian moose is published


Sylvie Benestad, senior researcher at the Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI), is one of the main authors behind the article "A novel type of Chronic Wasting Disease detected in European moose (Alces alces) in Norway". This has now been published in the recognized online journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.

A new era of food safety


It has taken many years of hard work but Taran Skjerdal, leader on the research project SensiList, is cautiously optimistic that a milestone has now been reached.

A glimpse into a hidden world


Jannicke Wiik-Nielsen, researcher at the Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI), is the only Nordic photographer chosen to participate in the renowned international exhibition held by the UK’s Royal Photographic Society. The exhibition will tour the UK and Ireland in 2019.

Target to reduce antibiotic use for food-producing animals is reached


This year's NORM-VET report shows that the Norwegian government's goal to reduce antibiotic use in food-producing land animals by 10% between 2013 and 2020 has already been reached. The use of antibiotics in farmed fish remains low. Antibiotic resistance in bacteria from animals such as cattle, pigs and horses and in food are also low.

Rabies detected in three Arctic foxes on Svalbard


The Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI) has detected rabies in three Arctic foxes on Svalbard. This is the fifth time in 2018 that rabies has been detected in animals on Svalbard.

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