Announcements

Webinar on Primary Animal Health Care
Date: 10 to 12 October 2022
Time: 10h00 to 13h00

To register, please follow this link.

We are pleased to announce that we will host a webinar on Early Disease Identification & Treatment Methodology.

During the three online sessions participants will gain an understanding of the methodology to train farmers and livestock handlers on early disease identification in livestock.

Target audience

Veterinarians, Para-veterinarians, Extension Officers , Livestock Managers


Webinar on “Light microscopy as a tool to Anthrax Surveillance
Date: 1 November 2022
Time: 09h30 to 12h00

To register, please follow this link.
 

Light microscopy is an affordable and accessible technique which only requires glass slides, stains and a microscope. It can be performed in isolated rural areas. Microscopy can produce robust disease surveillance datasets which can be used in disease and risk modelling.
In this webinar we will use anthrax as a model to demonstrate the benefits of light microscopy as a tool to disease surveillance since it is an ideal platform for expanding exposure for diagnostics and the value of data from such accessible techniques.

During the online session participants will receive theoretical training in the procedures essential to microscopic detection of B. anthracis, the causative agent of anthrax as well other blood borne pathogens and parasites potentially encountered on a blood smear.

Webinar content
  • How to make a blood smear
  • Creating a database
  • Choosing the right stains
  • How to identify B. anthracis
  • Identification of other blood borne pathogens and parasites
  • Benefits of the surveillance database
Target audience

Laboratory technologists, veterinarians, para-veterinarians.

 
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