Surveillance Programmes – Summary of results 2016

This report presents a short summary of the results from the surveillance programs coordinated by the Norwegian Veterinary Institute, with a few exceptions. 

In Norway, there is extensive active surveillance regarding terrestrial and aquatic animal diseases, feed and food safety. Data from these official surveillance programmes is the 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, analysis, 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», “Aphanomyces astaci” and «Resistance to chemotherapeutants in salmon lice». The results from these programmes are not easily presented in such a summary report.