Theoretical and practical HIPRA UNIVERSITY courses on necropsy and sampling in aMPV and IBD

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Theoretical and practical HIPRA UNIVERSITY courses on necropsy and sampling in aMPV and IBD


On 19th, 20th and 21st June, a new session of theoretical and practical courses on necropsy and sampling in avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) and Gumboro disease (IBD), known as HIPRA UNIVERSITY, was held at HIPRA headquarters in Amer (Girona). This was the third in the series in the case of diagnosis and control of aMPV and the fourth in the case of IBD (Infectious bursal disease).


The courses brought together renowned professionals specializing in poultry production from Brazil and Mexico and included the participation of: the technical director of CESAC (Poultry Health Centre of Catalonia and Aragon) Mar Biarnés, the product managers for the lines of vaccines for the control of aMPV and IBD in HIPRA, Javier S. Corella and Dario Zammerini respectively; and Laura Valls, coordinator of Diagnos Spain in HIPRA.

The sessions included theoretical and technical aspects of the technique of necropsy in birds, as well as aspects concerning the pathogenesis, epidemiology, control and monitoring programmes and interpretation of diagnostic results in cases of aMPV and IBD. They were rounded off with practical examples of diagnosis and scheduling of vaccination against these diseases.

The courses are certified by the CPD Certification Service (an independent accreditation organization) and form part of the HIPRA UNIVERSITY continuing education programme that offers tailor-made training solutions for veterinarians.

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