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Our mission is to give research-based advisory and knowledge support to Norwegian Authorities in addition to support innovation and development of sustainable bioeconomic production. 

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Opening of Europe's most advanced veterinary medicine building

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H.M. Queen Sonja of Norway was present at the official opening of the new veterinary building at Ås on the 1. September 2021. This large building complex is a powerhouse for knowledge, teaching, diagnostics and preparedness against health threats to animals, fish and humans, often referred to as One Health.

The Norwegian Veterinary Institute has joined as observer the The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

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The Veterinary Institute has been approved as an observer organization to IPBES. “The relationship between ecosystems and disease in animals and humans is gaining momentum and attention across the planet, and it is important for us to be closer to these topics,” says Carlos das Neves, Director of Research and Internationalization at the Norwegian Veterinary Institute.

Seven new research projects funded from the Research Council of Norway

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This week the Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI) received funding from the Research Council of Norway after they released the evaluation results of the 2021 calls for scientific projects. NVI will lead four new projects and participate in additional three projects lead buy other institutions. In total this amounts to 42,5 million NOK to research in animal health, fish health, animal welfare and rabies threatening both people and animals in Africa.

European researchers collaborate on CWD

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The Norwegian Veterinary Institute is participating in a new European project to investigate the deadly prion disease Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in cervids. The main goal is to be able to contribute to better strategies for detecting, managing and controlling the disease.

Yes, we can prevent future pandemics

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CHRONICLE: With new health threats perhaps just a flight away, we need to ask how Norway can contribute in the global effort to prevent future pandemics.

125,000 cervids tested for Chronic Wasting Disease

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As many as 125,000 cervids have been tested at the Norwegian Veterinary Institute since the first wild reindeer was diagnosed with Chronic Wasting Disease - CWD in 2016. The samples come from cervids that were hunted, as well as those found sick or injured in traffic, and testing is an important part of monitoring CWD in Norway.

Infections from animals and the environment to humans- a growing problem

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People can contract diseases caused by pathogens found in both animals and the environment. Pandemics seem to be getting more frequent. Why? Moreover, can new pandemics be avoided? These were some of the topics that the Norwegian Minister of Agriculture and Food, Olaug Bollestad heard about, and discussed, in a meeting with Carlos das Neves, Director of research and internationalization at the Norwegian Veterinary Institute and President of the Wildlife Disease Association (WDA), at a meeting on March 11th.

The Norwegian Veterinary Institute is testing out the new building at Ås

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The date for relocating the headquarters of the Norwegian Veterinary Institute is approaching. The Institute expects to move from Adamstua in Oslo to its brand new high tech and modern building at Ås by May 2021. Before the Institute can move, equipment, buildings and procedures for laboratories have to be tested. In this short video, you get a glimpse of how this testing is being done.

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