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The Health Suveillance Programme for Cervids (HOP)

The Health Surveillance Program for Cervids (HOP), funded by The Norwegian Environment Agency, was established at NVI in 1998 and is ongoing.  

Aims
The aims of HOP are to generate knowledge about the health status of Norwegian cervids to the benefit of wildlife management and veterinary authorities. More specifically, the program conducts post-mortem examinations and monitors variation in incidence of diseases in moose, red deer, roe deer and reindeer by systematic surveys (screening) of samples. The areas of focus are the transfer of infectious diseases between cervids and livestock as well as the significance of cervids as reservoirs for infections that can be transmitted to humans (zoonosis).

Reports (in Norwegian)