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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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Development of a novel subunit vaccine against Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis that does not interfere with bovine TB diagnostic

The aim of this project is to develop a novel subunit vaccine for paratuberculosis that does not interfere with diagnostic testing for paratuberculosis and bovine TB.
Brun skogsnegl. Foto: Stine Gismervik

Hygienic aspects of silage made on grass contaminated with Iberian Slug (Arion lusitanicus) and Grey Garden Slug (Deroceras reticulatum)

Slugs have been recognized as a pest not only in gardens, but also in pasture- land and meadows for silage production. It has been suspected relations between animal health problems and silage contaminated with slugs. This project aim to study the impact of intermixture of slugs in grass silage on hygienic and chemical feed quality

Identification and characterisation of bacterial diseases of cleaner fish (wrasse and lumpsucker) destined for- and during use- in biocontrol of sal...

The present project will concentrate on surveying the infection status of wild and farmed cleaner fish, investigate the role of the current three major bacterial suspects yet remain open for characterisation of relevant novel species identified during the project.
Photo: Hanne Mari Jordsmyr, NVI

Mycotoxins and toxigenic fungi in Norwegian pig farming: consequences for animal health and possible intervention strategies

The primary objective of the present knowledge-building project is to elucidate the impact of trichothecenes and other mycotoxins on pig health, welfare and productivity in Norwegian pig farms and provide knowledge for control and intervention strategies.

Cleaner Fish Health: Causes of loss and preventive measures

This project aims to generate knowledge about cleaning fish health that will have practical application both in the short and long term. The project will also prepare the ground for vaccine development by identifying relevant infectious agents and develop challenge models that can be used in vaccine development.

Emerging pathogens in Chilean fish farms

With the recent discovery of viral agents associated with CMS and HSMI at the Norwegian Veterinary Institute, we believe that both the Norwegian and the Chilean fish farming industry can benefit from a collaboration where these two disease and their associated viruses are studied in more detail. In general, we would like to share our knowledge about emerging infectious diseases in North Atlantic aquaculture with colleagues from Chilean institutions in order to ensure a sustainable and healthy fish farming industry in both countries.

Documentation of fish health and welfare in a pilot project for developing production of postsmolt in closed cages (PILOT 2012)

The project will monitor a selection of welfare parameters for atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) during the pilot research period from april to october 2012.

Well boats as logistics instrument in salmon production: developing management, hygiene and quality enhancing technologies and methods (LOGIFISK)

The project will generate knowledge, technology and methods to enhance well boats as a gentle, efficient and environmentally friendly actor with high biosecurity standards.
Control Flavobacteriaceae infections in European fish farms

Control Flavobacteriaceae infections in European fish farms

The project aims is to improve the control of Fp and Tm infections, data at both the epidemiological and molecularlevels are urgently needed. This project aims at filling this scientific gap and immediately investing the acquired knowledge to provide the fish-farming community with new tools for diagnostic and prophylactic methods.