Vets step up biosecurity skills [The Rural]

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VETERINARIANS  have learned the skills to potentially prevent a biosecurity outbreak.

Vets, at the frontline of animal health and biosecurity, have built their skills in pathology and diagnosis at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Wagga.

Senior lecturer in veterinary pathology at CSU's School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Dr Panos Loukopoulos says the five-day course aims to help improve livestock health surveillance by enhancing the investigative and reporting skills of government field veterinarians.

"These vets work with farmers throughout the state and are likely to be the first to detect or diagnose outbreaks," said Dr Loukopoulos.

Almost 50 veterinarians have been trained since the course began in 2009.

Period10 May 2016

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Media coverage

  • TitleVets step up biosecurity skills
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletThe Rural
    Media typePrint
    CountryAustralia
    Date10/05/16
    DescriptionVETERINARIANS have learned the skills to potentially prevent a biosecurity outbreak.
    Vets, at the frontline of animal health and biosecurity, have built their skills in pathology and diagnosis at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Wagga.
    Senior lecturer in veterinary pathology at CSU's School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Dr Panos Loukopoulos says the five-day course aims to help improve livestock health surveillance by enhancing the investigative and reporting skills of government field veterinarians.
    "These vets work with farmers throughout the state and are likely to be the first to detect or diagnose outbreaks," said Dr Loukopoulos.
    Almost 50 veterinarians have been trained since the course began in 2009.
    URLwww.therural.com.au/story/3900906/vets-step-up-biosecurity-skills/
    PersonsPanayiotis Loukopoulos, John Glastonbury, Peter A. Windsor

Course

Title‘Production Animal Pathology for NSW Field Veterinarians’
LocationCSU Wagga campus, RVL and VDL buildings, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Period02 May 2016 → 06 May 2016

Keywords

  • diagnostic pathology