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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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Infectivity and abnormal PrP in tissues from sheep exposed to Atypical Scrapie

In this project considering that atypical cases could be either a spontaneous affection from central nervous system origin or an acquired infectious disease resulting from an oral contamination, we establish distribution of abnormal PrP and infectivity in sheep tissues and milk. These data should provide useful data for evaluation of potential food risk associated to atypical/ scrapie cases.

Exploring Permeability of human species barrier to circulating TSE agent

In that project, using transgenic mice model for the PRP gene, we explore (i) the abilities of a representative panel of field TSE isolates to cross the human species barriers and (ii) the potential alteration of permeability of human species barrier for prions that would have adapted to a different species than their natural host.

Novel approach to identify vaccine candidates in the poultry red mite (Dermanyssus gallinae) and molecular investigations of mite in Scandinavian la...

Results from screens will document the presence of suitable antigens that may be further developed towards vaccines against poultry red mite.

Food Restrictions of allergic patients

The main aim of the project is to develop a novel type of vaccine against food allergy.

Topilouse: A multi-disciplinary effort to improve topical treatments in salmon louse control

The primary objective of the project is to produce knowledge and means to study, evaluate and develop efficient and secure topical treatments against sea lice in sea cages and well boats.

Artic char (Salvelinus alpinus) as a short term and long term host for Gyrodactylus salaris

The project is designed to study landlocked Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus) as a host to Gyrodactylus salaris.

SAPRO: Sustainable Approaches to Reduce Oomycete (Saprolegnia) Infections in Aquaculture

The overall objective of SAPRO is to develop sustainable measures to control and eradicate expanding oomycete diseases that represent a serious threat to aquaculture as well as to natural populations of fish. This goal will be achieved through the creation of an Initial Training Network with 10 early stage researchers and 3 experienced researchers who will be trained in all aspects of state-of-the-art techniques and methods that will be used to study the disease.