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The Norwegian Veterinary Institute will through participation in EU funded and other international research projects contribute to new knowledge generation and build the necessary capacity to enable the international community turn these challenges into sustainable solutions.

The scope of our research is aimed at improving animal (including fish) health and welfare, feed and food safety, and creating environment friendly and sustainable production systems.

Our vision is to build a well-networked knowledge institution that is attractive to partners in global cooperation for sustainable development.

To know more about research at the Norwegian Veterinary Institute you can contact Head of the Research Department Janneche Utne Skare.

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MycoProcess. Mycotoxins in cereal based food products of wheat and oats – effect of processing on free/masked mycotoxins and human risk assessment

MycoProcess. Mycotoxins in cereal based food products of wheat and oats – effect of processing on free/masked mycotoxins and human risk assessment

Risk assessment conducted by The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food (2013) states that the Norwegian population is daily exposed to the mycotoxin deoxynivalenol (DON) from ingesting contaminated cereal products. In this project we will study the fate of free and bound (“masked”) forms of mycotoxins in wheat and oats through processing techniques relevant to the Norwegian industry. The ultimate goal of the project is to ensure production of safe and high quality cereal products with respect to mycotoxin contamination.
HSMI-more. Effects of PRV-infection on Atlantic salmon robustness- more than HSMI?

HSMI-more. Effects of PRV-infection on Atlantic salmon robustness- more than HSMI?

Viral infections are among the main challenges linked to loss and reduced growth and performance of farmed salmon in Norway. This project aims to increase the understanding of the interplay between virus, host and environment, to be able to optimize protective procedures.
ViVaFish - Platform for Fish Virus Vaccines

ViVaFish - Platform for Fish Virus Vaccines

Viral diseases represent a huge problem for the global aquaculture industry, and many viral diseases cannot be effectively controlled using the current generation of vaccines. Therefore, new vaccine strategies need to be developed, and basic scientific issues regarding virus agents, host-virus interactions, and the establishment of long term immune protection need to be addressed
FUNTOX: Fungi and mycotoxins in a «one health» perspective.

FUNTOX: Fungi and mycotoxins in a «one health» perspective.

FUNtox is a strategic institute scheme at the Norwegian Veterinary Institute established to provide a centre of excellence for research on fungi (FUN) and toxinology (tox). The group has a multidisciplinary profile.
PRV PROTect - Targeting piscine orthoreovirus (PRV) infection in Norwegian Atlantic salmon aquaculture

PRV PROTect - Targeting piscine orthoreovirus (PRV) infection in Norwegian Atlantic salmon aquaculture

Norwegian salmon aquaculture have in the last two decades experienced an increasing number of outbreaks from heart- and skeletal muscle inflammation (HSMI), a disease associated with the piscine orthoreovirus (PRV). This project aim to increase the understanding of how to protect the fish from HSMI, and to what extent the spread of PRV can be limited and controlled by targeted strategies.
MYCOMIX - Effects of realistic mixtures of mould and mycotoxins on the immune system and assessment of human exposure

MYCOMIX - Effects of realistic mixtures of mould and mycotoxins on the immune system and assessment of human exposure

Cereals are infected by a range of biological and chemical contaminants, including fungi, mycotoxins, bacteria and protozoa. Humans ingesting cereals are therefore exposed to a mixture of contaminants. Naturally infected grains are more toxic than feed with the corresponding levels of pure toxin, suggesting synergistic effects.
BUSHTICK (linked to EDENext)

BUSHTICK (linked to EDENext)

Bush encroachment is an important phenomenon in many marginal areas of Europe, in relation to decreasing grazing livestock populations and changes in land use practices. These processed have been poorly documented in Scandinavia and especially in Norway. How this may relate to a potential increase in tick distribution, abundance, or pathogen transmission remains an unsolved question.
Emerging antibacterial resistance in the poultry production: Epidemiology and preventive measures against ESBL producing E. coli

Emerging antibacterial resistance in the poultry production: Epidemiology and preventive measures against ESBL producing E. coli

Dette prosjektet vil undersøke kritiske punkter og risikofaktorer for introduksjon og spredning av ESBL-produserende E. coli i norsk fjørfeproduksjon. Videre skal det undersøkes om det forekommer stor utbredelse av enkelte vellykkede bakteriekloner og/eller resistensplasmider, og om disse eventuelt innehar egenskaper som gjør dem mer konkurransedyktige i mikrobepopulasjonen. Hvilken rolle desinfeksjon og ulike faktorer ved produktfremstilling har på resistensutvikling, persistens og utbredelse vil også bli studert.

NOVEL-TYPE VACCINE AGAINST FOOD ALLERGY (ALLERVACC)

We have developed a concept for a novel type of vaccine for the treatment of food allergic diseases, ALLERVACC. The main objective of this project is to generate an IPR-secured ALLERVACC for the treatment of IgE-mediated food allergies.

Impact of Nordic climate and management practices on thermoregulation in the horse

The overall aim of the project is to address fundamental and applied questions of the horses’ thermoregulation in response to Nordic climatic conditions and different management regimes (access to shelter, additional heat, shaving, blanketing).