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B-1023: Surveillance & Management of Disease in Prawn Aquaculture

B-1023: Surveillance & Management of Disease in Prawn Aquaculture

Presenter: Dr. Giana Bastos Gomes, MV, MVMed, CertAqV

Date: May 13, 2016 Time: 9.00 GMT

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Duration: 1.25 Hours

Career level: Veterinarians, Veterinary Scientists, Veterinary Students

CEPD Credits: 1.5 Hours of CEPD

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More about this event

 This webinar will provide information on the economic importance of prawn/shrimp farming and different farm and hatchery systems, and health management programs. It will also cover the importance of disease surveillance in aquaculture and general wet-mount health check technique for farmed prawn/shrimp.


Learning Objectives - participants will understand:

1. Prawn/shrimp biology and economic importance of prawn/shrimp farming;

2. How to assess prawn/shrimp health status on farm and in hatcheries; and,

3. The main diseases affecting farmed prawns/shrimp.


About the speaker: Dr. Giana Bastos Gomes is a veterinarian who graduated from Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco in 2003. In the same year she started working on the largest prawn/shrimp hatchery from Brazil (Aquatec). Her MSc work dealt with prawn diseases caused by intracellular bacteria, and she is pursuing a PhD on developing new tools for early detection of ciliate parasites in farmed barramundi from tropical Australia, at James Cook University. She also works as part of The Fish Vet team covering prawn and fish farms from Queensland, and recently won the “2016 Science and Innovation Awards” and the “2016 Minister’s Award” which recognises the best emerging young talent in rural Australian industries.



Stephen Reichley, DVM, PhD, CertAqV
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