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Government Offers Aquaculture Health Training

16 April 2013

PARAGUAY - With the threat of disease risk on farms, the Deputy Minister of Livestock with technical assistance from the FAO has seen it fit to strengthen the training of fish farmers, extension agents and technicians in aquaculture health.

Two Aquaculture Health Training courses will be conducted by Dr Victor Vidal, of Mexican nationality with Bachelor of Biology in the Faculty of Sciences (UNITE) and Master of Marine Science (major in Aquaculture) in CINVESTAVIPN, U. Merida.

The Workshop on Aquaculture Health is aimed at farmers and will be held on Thursday, 18 April, from 8:00 to 16:00 pm in the auditorium of the SENACSA ??in San Lorenzo.

Another course, aimed at ensuring the health and safety of aquaculture, wil be held from 22 to 26 April from 8-4 in the laboratories of the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the Campus of the UNA.

The aim of the training is to introduce family and commercial farmers as well as staff of the institutions responsible for health surveillance in the basics of aquatic health.

To this effect, topics related to the prevention, diagnosis and control of notifiable diseases (OIE) will be covered.

The course is divided into two main blocks, corresponding to the external environment and the internal environment of the farm.

Within each block, several of the issues will be debated and theoretical concepts and practices applied.



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