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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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STARTEC - Decision Support Tools to ensure safe, tasty and nutritious Advanced Ready-To-Eat foods for healthy and vulnerable Consumers

STARTEC - Decision Support Tools to ensure safe, tasty and nutritious Advanced Ready-To-Eat foods for healthy and vulnerable Consumers

This project will develop the necessary tools based on scientific evidence and predictive and probabilistic models to enable food operators estimate the quality and safety level in their products (ready-to-eat foods) if alternative ingredients, process and storage conditions are applied.
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Vector-borne Infections: risk based and cost effective surveillance systems

The overall aim of the project is to develop a fully functional framework for a dynamic risk-based surveillance for vector borne diseases. The potential risk of outbreaks of vector borne diseases and consequently the spread within the population at risk will be continuously estimated.
MOLTRAQ: Molecular tracing of viral pathogens in aquaculture

MOLTRAQ: Molecular tracing of viral pathogens in aquaculture

The purpose of the project is to increase knowledge on transmission, prevention and control of viral diseases in aquaculture and develop a generic approach to viral disease control by using information on epidemiological and physiogenetical attributes from several important aquatic animal viruses.

Developing robust and economically viable models for cow-calf suckling in organic dairy systems, fulfilling high standards for animal health, welfar...

The overall objective is to develop the design elements of an “ideal” organic rearing system for dairy and meat production calves 0-12 weeks of age, with special reference to naturalness, animal welfare and ethics, robustness and economic viability, and investigate consumer attitudes.

Development of a Piscine Reovirus (PRV) vaccine

Piscine reovirus (PRV) was recently identified and associated with Heart and skeletal muscle inflammation (HSMI). In this project we aim to develop develop better understanding of PRV virulence and pathology, and a vaccine directed against PRV.

Monitoring of CyanoToxins in Southern Africa

The primary objective with this project is to develop a surveillance programme and cost-effective, reliable and easy-to-use diagnostic tools for cyanotoxins in water and wildlife, and transfer the technology and know-how to institutions in Southern Africa.

BASELINE: Selection and improving of fit-for-purpose sampling procedures for specific foods and risks

The BASELINE project deals with new needs and schemes for food sampling. Food safety objectives (FSOs) and performance objectives (POs) are new terms that will lead to a more risk based food legislation when implemented. However, before implementation, more knowledge about how risk changes along the farm-to-fork chain is needed and sampling schemes to detect latent risks at an early stage must be developed.

Characterisation of ISA HPR0 virus- and infection in Atlantic salmon

In this project we will be investigating molecular-, functional-, pathologicaland evolutionary properties associated with low- or avirulent ISA virus (ISAV) HPR0 genotypes, assumed to be precursors of all virulent ISAV strains that cause classical ISA outbreaks. The main objective through this multidisciplinary approach will be to obtain new information that can aid in forming the necessary basis for evaluating important issues related to HPR0, like the risk of infection and its frequency of transition to virulence.

Factors behind the establishment, population increase and continued dispersion of the Deer Ked in Norway and the effects on Norwegian wild cervids

Prosjektet skal frambringe basiskunnskap om hjortelusflua og dens effekt på elg, slik at man kan begrense skadevirkningene av dette insektet i norsk natur.

Gizzard inflammation in broiler chickens and slaughter turkeys

The main objective of the project is to acquire new knowledge about a health problem preliminarily designated ‘gizzard inflammation’ (GI) in commercial broiler chickens and slaughter turkeys.