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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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Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) identified in a wild reindeer at Hardanger Plateau


On Thursday evening 10th of September, the Norwegian Veterinary Institute notified the Norwegian Food Safety Authority of a confirmed case of CWD in a wild reindeer shot during the ordinary hunt on the Hardanger plateau in central southern Norway. Material from a lymph node tested positive, while brain tissue was negative.

The Norwegian Veterinary Institute contributes to the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services


The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) will arrange between 27-31st July, a workshop on biodiversity and pandemics in light of the recent and ongoing corona outbreak. Carlos das Neves from the Norwegian Veterinary Institute has been appointed as a participant and contributor to the workshop and the subsequent report. IPBES is the intergovernmental body, which assesses the state of biodiversity, and of the ecosystem services it provides to society, in response to requests from decision makers.

Collaborating towards sustainable development in Africa


In January 2020, a team of three employees from the Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI) visited Ethiopia and Malawi to map potential areas for collaboration within animal health and one health between the NVI and sister institutions in the two African countries. 

Strengthening the collaboration between Norway and Mongolia


On Tuesday 28th January, Carlos das Neves, Director for Research and Internationalisation at the Norwegian Veterinary Institute presented the NOR-MON-HEALTH report to the Norwegian Minister of Agriculture and Food, and the President of Mongolia. The report indicates that Norway and Mongolia can strengthen their cooperation within animal health and food safety.

Normalized situation in dogs in Norway


The Norwegian Veterinary Institute and the Norwegian Food Safety Authority consider the recent disease outbreak in dogs to be over but have not yet concluded on what may have caused the outbreak. 

NVI signs collaborations agreement with Chinese institutions on One Health


Director General Gaute Lenvik and Director for Research & Internationalisation Carlos das Neves joined a delegation of the Norwegian Ministry for Agriculture and Food, led by Minister Bollestad, which visited China this November. This mission was aimed at strengthening commercial and scientific links between the two countries.

Severe illness in dogs in Norway - update 13 September


The Norwegian Veterinary Institute-NVI, together with the Norwegian Food Safety Authority, the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, private veterinarians and many interested citizens, continues to work on clarifying the reasons behind the recent acute mortality in dogs in Norway.

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