Data from these official surveillance programmes is basis for the evaluation of occurrence of disease in a population, and documents that Norway complies with legal commitments in relation to international agreements. The programmes contribute to healthy animals and safe food, and document the Norwegian status in these areas. The Norwegian Food Safety Authority is responsible for deciding which programmes to finance, and for the majority of surveillance programmes, the Norwegian Veterinary Institute assists with planning, analyses and reporting.
This summary report presents results from the surveillance programmes coordinated by the Norwegian Veterinary Institute, except results from three programmes; “NORM-VET» (antimicrobial resistance and usage), «Health monitoring of wild anadromous salmonids» and «Resistance to chemotherapeutants in salmon lice». The results from these three programmes are not easily presented in such a summary report.
The results from all programmes are more closely presented in the annual reports.