The Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI)

The Norwegian Veterinary Institute is a national biomedical research institute in the fields of animal health, fish health and food safety, whose primary function is supply of independent research based advisory support to the governing authorities.

Preparedness, diagnostics, surveillance and monitoring, reference- and scientific advisory functions, and risk assessment are the most important areas of operation. The Norwegian Veterinary Institute has its central laboratory in Oslo, with regional laboratories located in the cities of Sandnes, Bergen, Trondheim, Harstad and Tromsø.

The Norwegian Veterinary Institute is a governmental agency, funded by the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries and the Norwegian Research Council. The Ministry of Agriculture and Food owns properties and buildings from which the Norwegian Veterinary Institute operates, while the Norwegian Veterinary Institute has responsibility for maintenance. The buildings are in good condition and the laboratories modern.

The institute’s products and services are research results and reports, analyses and diagnostics, scientific evaluations and advices within the main fields of operation.

Highlights

AquaEpi 2016 – new abstract deadline

The abstract deadline is postponed to May 30. We hope this will encourage even more people to submit their oral and/or poster contribution.

Minimal use of antibiotics in Norwegian aquaculture

The Norwegian Veterinary Institute has published a special report at the web site Pan European Networks, substantiating an extremely low consumption of antibacterial agents for farmed fish in Norwegian aquaculture. 

The first detection of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in Europe

The Norwegian Veterinary Institute has diagnosed Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a free-ranging reindeer from the Nordfjella population in South-Norway. CWD is a lethal disease in cervids. The disease is well known in North America; however this is the first detection of CWD in Europe. Also, this is the first detection of natural infection in reindeer worldwide. This news includes a video with expert interviews. 

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New Publications

"Molecular characterisation of Sarcocystis lutrae n. sp. and Toxoplasma gondii from the musculature of two Eurasian otters (Lutra lutra) in Norway."
Molecular characterisation of Sarcocystis lutrae n. sp. and Toxoplasma gondii from the musculature of two Eurasian otters (Lutra lutra) in Norway. Parasitol Res. 2015 Mar;114(3):873-86. doi: 10.1007/s00436-014-4251-8. Epub 2014 Dec 16.
"Selenium deficiency associated porcine and human cardiomyopathies. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology"
Oropeza-Moe, M, Wisløff, H, Bernhoft, A. Selenium deficiency associated porcine and human cardiomyopathies. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. 2015 Jul;31:148-56.
"Immersion challenge with low and highly virulent infectious salmon anaemia virus reveals different pathogenesis in Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L."
A McBeath, M Aamelfot, D H Christiansen, I Matejusova, T Markussen, M Kaldhusdal, O B Dale, S C Weli and K Falk. Immersion challenge with low and highly virulent infectious salmon anaemia virus reveals different pathogenesis in Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L. Journal of Fish Diseases 2015, 38, 3–15.
"Seatrout (Salmo trutta) is a natural host for Parvicapsula pseudobranchicola (Myxozoa, Myxosporea), an important pathogen of farmed Atlantic salmon..."
Hansen H, Poppe TT, Markussen T, Karlsbakk E: Seatrout (Salmo trutta) is a natural host for Parvicapsula pseudobranchicola (Myxozoa, Myxosporea), an important pathogen of farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Parasit Vectors 2015, 8(1):218.
"Detection of the myxosporean parasite Parvicapsula pseudobranchicola in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) using in situ hybridization (ISH)"
Markussen, T., Agusti, C., Karlsbakk, E., Nylund, A. Brevik, Ø., and Hansen, H. (2015) Detection of the myxosporean parasite Parvicapsula pseudobranchicola in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) using in situ hybridization (ISH). Parasites & Vectors 2015, 8:105 DOI 10.1186/s13071-015-0718-4

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