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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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Latest news

Applauds One Health-definition in Nature

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The new definition of One Health from the UN Environmental Program and the Tripartite collaboration of agencies is applauded in the latest issue of the journal Nature by Carlos das Neves from the Norwegian Veterinary Institute and Andrew Peters from Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, Australia. The two writers use the opportunity in their letter to Nature to warn against the use of the concept of One Health in contexts where the work being done does not cover the entire scope of the concept, but is only partially within.

A new method can provide improved PD monitoring of farmed fish

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The virus that causes pancreas disease (PD) in farmed salmon can be detected directly from seawater and at an earlier stage in comparison with fish screening. A doctoral thesis demonstrates how a new water filtration method makes this possible.

Video: The Norwegian Veterinary Institute's societal mission

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We works for and towards sustainable agriculture and bio-economy using a ONE HEALTH approach to healthy animals, humans, food and the environment. This video visualizes our mission to identify and prevent threats to animal and human health. With our new headquarters at Ås, outside Oslo, in an advanced and high-tech building, we now have better opportunities to solve our societal mission. 

World Rabies Day

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Tuesday the 28th of September is World Rabies Day. The Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI) is also joining in the global efforts to fight rabies. In October, the NVI initiates a four-year research project to strengthen One Health systems for more effective rabies prevention in Malawi. 

Prime Minister addresses One Health during the UN Food Systems Summit

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The UN Food Systems Summit took place yesterday Thursday, 23 September 2021. The UN Food Systems Summit serves as a historic opportunity to empower all people to leverage the power of food systems to drive our recovery from the covid-19 pandemic and get us back on track to achieve all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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.

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