Field / Statistics


    The importance of ISAV HPR0 for causing clinical outbreak of ISA

    The project will develop a method for ranking of individual site risk of ISA (based on the presence of HPR0 and local spread of virulent HPR-deleted ISA virus) by determining a quantitative risk estimate for each site. Such a model will be useful both in terms of more effective and risk-based surveillance, and the possibility to implement more optimal disease prevention. Ranking of sites will be based on factors such as fallowing management, biomass density, mortality, sea temperature, distance to the slaughterhouse, others diseases, lice treatment etc. The analysis will be based on isolated ISA outbreak of 2003-2014, aquaculture data and journal data from the Norwegian Veterinary Institute and knowledge generated in subproject 1.

    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.

    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.

    Risk-based surveillance programmes and early warning systems for efficient detection of threats in the animal food production chain

    The project aims at improving the cost-efficiency of surveillance programs for infections and other threats by using a risk and syndrome based approach. The food production chain of cattle and cattle products will be used as an example to establish the methodology. The outcome will be suggestions for efficient surveillance programmes and early warning systems for cattle and cattle products.