Current & Emerging Diseases in Tilapia Aquaculture – Free webinar

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About this webinar: This presentation will give an overview of well-known and emerging tilapia bacterial and viral diseases. As a commercially important food fish, tilapia are the second-most common farmed finfish species, worldwide, belonging to the family Cichlidae. Although they are hardy, prolific, fast-growing tropical fish, and have been farmed for more than 2,500 years, with intensive aquaculture production there has been an increase in incidence and severity of disease. This webinar is suitable for veterinarians, vet techs/nurses, vet students and veterinary practice staff.

Learning Objectives – participants will understand:

1. Important common and emerging viral and bacterial diseases in tilapia;

2. How these disease affect tilapia and tilapia production; and,

3. Approaches to diagnosing, treating and/or preventing infections

About the speaker: Dr. Esteban Soto Martinez received his veterinary degree from, Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica in 2005. He then completed a Master’s degree program in at Mississippi State University in 2007, and a PhD in Louisiana State University in 2010. He joined the Department of Medicine and Epidemiology at UC Davis on May 2015. Dr. Soto became a certified fish pathologist by the AFS-FHS in 2010, board certified by the ACVM in 2013, and CertAqV by the WAVMA in 2015. His main research interests are to understand the pathogenesis of important infectious diseases of wild and aquatic animals, and to develop strategies to protect animals from these diseases.

Join us on March 16, 2016 at 7:00 AM (PST- N. America) for this free webinar.

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Dr Richmond Loh DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPh (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics & Pathobiology), CertAqV, CMAVA, NATA Signatory.
Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist
THE FISH VET, Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA.
Mobile Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.
Ph: +61 (0)421 822 383
Skype: thefishvet

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