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The surveillance and control programme for bovine tuberculosis in Norway 2012

Sviland S, Johansen TB. The surveillance and control programme for bovine tuberculosis in Norway 2012. Surveillance and control programmes for terrestrial and aquatic animals in Norway. Annual report 2012. Oslo: Norwegian Veterinary Institute 2013. 

In 2012, samples from no cattle for Mycobacterium sp. examination was submitted from post-mortem of fallen stock.

Apart from two single-herd outbreaks in Sogn og Fjordane county in 1984 and 1986 Norway has been considered free from bovine tuberculosis since 1963 (1). And since 1994, the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) has recognised Norway as officially free from bovine tuberculosis, as described in ESA Decision 225/96/COL replacing ESA Decision 67/94/COL.  

In 2000, a surveillance and control programme for bovine tuberculosis was launched. The programme includes compulsory veterinary inspection of all bovine carcasses at slaughter, with submission of suspicious materials to the Norwegian Veterinary Institute for further examination.

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Sviland Ståle

Fagansvarlig storfe / Forsker

Johansen Tone Bjordal

Forsker (permisjon)