African Horse Sickness

Only R 260.00 (incl VAT)

3 CPD Points

Introduction

Delegates will be equipped with an in-depth knowledge of epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and differential diagnosis including clinical signs, pathology and laboratory confirmation, control, marketing and trade issues, and socio-economic importance of African horse sickness (AHS). They will be able to confirm suspected AHS in both live and dead animals by means of collection, preservation, and transport of appropriate specimens, and requesting the relevant laboratory tests.

Course Highlights

  • General
  • African Horse Sickness

Course Information

WHO SHOULD ENROL

Veterinarians, para-veterinary professionals, animal health technicians, and other scientists.

COURSE DESIGN

Online Course

COURSE CONTENT

The following themes are covered:

  • Introduction 
  • Epidemiology
  • Pathogenesis
  • Diagnosis and differential diagnosis
  • Control / Prevention
  • Marketing and trade / Socio-economics

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

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LEARNING OUTCOMES

On completion of the course, candidates will be able to:

  • Discuss the most important characteristics of the virus that causes African horse sickness.
  • Describe the epidemiology of African horse sickness.
  • Describe the pathogenesis of African horse sickness.
  • List the clinical signs and gross pathology that will support a provisional diagnosis of African horse sickness and the derivation of an informed differential diagnosis list.
  • Explain how to confirm a diagnosis of African horse sickness in both live and dead animals by means of collection, preservation, and transport of appropriate specimens, and requesting the relevant laboratory tests to confirm the diagnosis.
  • Explain how to formulate prevention, control, and/or eradication strategies for African horse sickness with the aid of knowledge of the aetiology and epidemiology. 
  • Discuss the socio-economic effects of African horse sickness.

ASSESSMENT

Delegates will be expected to complete a multiple-choice quiz.

ACCREDITATION

South African Veterinary Council (SAVC)
3 CPD Points
AC/1112/14

CERTIFICATION

Delegates must obtain 80% for the multiple-choice quiz to qualify for the CPD points.