Training: pathology, inspection, welfare and necropsies

During last March and April 2009, CReSA collaborated in three courses together with the Department of Health (DS) and Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Action (DAR) of the Generalitat de Catalunya.

Three courses were planned by the Agency of Protection of the Health in Barcelona) and addressed to official veterinarians (DS) involved in tasks of inspection and sanitary control at slaughterhouses, butchering rooms and establishments for meat preparations. The programs are shown nexs:

Pathology and sanitary inspection in fowls
13 and 27 March 2009. Veterinary School. UAB.

Program:
  • Documentation for transportation to the slaughterhouse. Disinfection of vehicles and jails. Identification. Welfare during unloading and dazing. Official veterinary actuations. Iscle Segla. Coordinator of Sanitary Programs. Livestock. DAR.
  • Principal fowl pathologies. Zoonosis. Differential diagnosis and seizing at slaughterhouse. Roser Dolz. Researcher. CReSA.
  • Official veterinary actuations at the slaughterhouse. Ante-mortem inspection. Post-mortem inspection. Systematic inspection and seizing causes. Practical cases. Xavier Borràs and Manel Giménez. Official slaughterhouse veterinarians attached to Regional Service of the Agency of Protection of the Health in Barcelona.

Pathology and sanitary inspection in rabbits
20 and 27 March 2009. Veterinary School. UAB.
Program:

  • Documentation for transportation to the slaughterhouse. Disinfection of vehicles and jails. Identification. Welfare during unloading and dazing. Official veterinary actuations. Rosada Gili. Sub direction of Livestock. DAR.
  • Principal rabbit pathologies. Zoonosis. Differential diagnosis and seizing at the slaughterhouse. Joan Rosell. Veterinarian specialized in cuniculture. NANTA-NUTRECO.
  • Official veterinary actuations at the slaughterhouse. Ante-mortem inspection. Post-mortem inspection. Systematic inspection and seizing causes. Practical cases. Marc Esquius. Official veterinarian. Regional Service of the Agency of Protection of the Health in Central Catalonial.

Animal welfare in domestic ungulates
17 and 24 April 2009. Veterinary School. UAB.
Program:

  • General concepts about animal welfare. Behavior of different species. Physiology of the stress. Aspects of legislation.
  • Transportation of animals. Loading and unloading animals. Stabling. Stressing factors. Xavier Manteca. Veterinary School. UAB.
  • Techniques of sacrifice. Stunning systems for different species and its efficacy. Immobilization. Legal aspects. Antonio Velarde. IRTA.
  • Ritual sacrifices. Types. Legal aspects. Current situation. Antonio Velarde. IRTA.

CReSA routinely collaborates with theDS, and coordinates a backup service for slaughterhouse veterinary inspectors, called Service of Support for Slaughterhouses (SESC). The SESC objective is to provide specialized advice to DS slaughterhouse veterinary inspectors in those cases in which difficulties are found to reach a diagnostic. The SESC is conceived as a tool to vehicle the official inspectors queries to a source of specialized pathology knowledge.

The Course on necropsies and sampling (21st April 2009, CReSA) was organized by the DAR and Center of Training and Agro rural studies; Miquel Nofrarías and Sergio López (researchers of the CReSA) participated as speakers.
Program:

  • Microbiological techniques at Laboratories of Livestock Health. Montse Saco. DAR - LSR Barcelona.
  • Sampling according to the disease to be diagnosed. Miquel Nofrarías y Sergio López. CReSA.
  • Conditioning and sending samples to Laboratories of Livestock Health and laboratories of reference. Montse Saco, DAR - LSR Barcelona.
  • Basic epidemiology. Epidemiological surveys (practical cases). Julio Álvarez. Laboratorio VISAVET.
  • Necropsies (porcine, ovine and bovine). Miquel Nofrarías and Sergio López. CReSA.


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