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Add To Calendar 22/02/2017 11:15:0022/02/2017 11:35:00America/ChicagoAquaculture America 2017National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP) PRESENTS Aquatic ANIMAL HEALTH Modules: 15 ("Preventing Disease Introduction and Spread in Aquaculture") & 28 ("Significant and Emerging Viral Diseases of Carp, Koi and Goldfish") Salon AThe World Aquaculture Societyjohnc@was.orgfalseanrl65yqlzh3g1q0dme13067DD/MM/YYYY

National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP) PRESENTS Aquatic ANIMAL HEALTH Modules: 15 ("Preventing Disease Introduction and Spread in Aquaculture") & 28 ("Significant and Emerging Viral Diseases of Carp, Koi and Goldfish")

Kathleen Hartman*1, Lynn Creekmore*2, Christa Speekmann*3 & Kathryn MacDonald*4
 
1 USDA-APHIS-VS, 1408 24th Street, SE, Ruskin, FL 33570 Kathleen.H.Hartman@aphis.usda.gov ,
2 USDA-APHIS-VS, 2150 Centre Ave, Fort Collins, CO  80526 Lynn.H.Creekmore@aphis.usda.gov
3 USDA-APHIS-VS, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, MD 20737 Christa.L.Speekmann@aphis.usda.gov
4 USDA-APHIS-VS, 903 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78701 Kathryn.M.MacDonald@aphis.usda.gov  
 

The goal of the NVAP program is to ensure that private veterinary practitioners who provide regulatory services to U.S. livestock, poultry and aquaculture industries, are adequately trained and well acquainted with regulatory requirements through USDA-APHIS accreditation*.  In addition to other accreditation requirements, accredited veterinarians are required to successfully complete a required number of training Modules (<http://tinyurl.com/NVAP-Modules>), four of which specifically cover aquatic animal health regulatory issues.  During this conference these modules will be presented:

Module 15 reviews general biosecurity (disease prevention, control and eradication) for aquatic animal production systems, including biosecurity practices and proper handling of animals and equipment during site visits, and the appropriate use of personal protective equipment for various situations. Attendees will better understand the proper use and dosages of different disinfectants in aquaculture and be able to design an appropriate cleaning and disinfection plan.  

Module 28 (released in early 2017) addresses OIE listed and emerging diseases of carp, koi, and goldfish concern to the aquaculture industry, what is required of producers and accredited veterinarians to investigate, diagnose, respond to, and report, how to meet health requirements for movement, and where to find additional information on carp and goldfish diseases.

*APHIS Accredited Veterinarians who attend the presentations are eligible for NVAP credit units.

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