FREE Webinar on Iridovirus Infections of Fish

WebCEPD B-1027 – Iridovirus Infections of Fish

Join us on September 15, 2016 at 11:01am AWST (Perth WA, Australia / 03:01 GMT/UTC) for this free webinar. Click on to see the time in your local time zone, anywhere around the world.

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About this webinar: This webinar will cover Iridoviridae that includes three genera of viruses relevant to fish health: Lymphocystivirus, Ranavirus and Megalocytivirus. Ranaviruses are emerging global pathogens that have a broad host range across reptile, amphibian and piscine hosts. These viruses have the potential for inter-class transmission and can have devastating ecological and food production impacts when introduced to naïve hosts and environments. Megalocytiviruses also cause high mortality disease characterised by systemic necrosis Biosecurity is a key disease control mechanism for iridoviral diseases and in the case of Red sea bream iridovirus (RSIV) and Epizootic Haematopoietic necrosis virus (EHNV), that includes the regulation of trade with a notifiable status listed by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).

Learning Objectives – Participants will understand:
1. A framework for diagnosis of diseases of fish caused by iridoviruses, and a taxonomic framework to differentiate disease-causing viruses;
2. How to select and interpret the appropriate diagnostic laboratory tests results for iridoviruses; and,
3. An approach to biosecurity for the control of iridoviral diseases in unique aquaculture settings.

About the speaker: Dr. Paul Hick’s career has included time as a general mixed practice veterinarian and in a government diagnostic virology laboratory. He earned a PhD in aquatic virology at the University of Sydney studying nodavirus infections of barramundi and is currently a lecturer in Veterinary Virology (Farm Animal, Aquatic and Ecosystem Health) with the Faculty of Veterinary Science. The University is a co-host for the OIE reference laboratory for EHNV and ranavirus infection of amphibians.

This webinar is suitable for veterinarians, vet techs/nurses, vet students and veterinary practice staff. Feel free to forward this announcement to colleagues.

Interested but can’t join the live webinar? If you register for the live webinar and are unable to attend, you will be e-mailed a link to view the webinar at a later time.

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