SESC training session for slaughterhouse veterinarians

On the first Friday of December, CReSA and the Catalan Public Health Agency (ASPCAT) has organized a continuous training session about some of the main diseases found in the last years in Europe, such as the Tuberculosis and other pathologies that may affect the humans and the animals. It has been promoted by the SESC, a Slaughterhouse support network, and there were a total of 42 participants.

This training session pretends to be a support for the diagnosis of the lesions of the animals in the abattoir; it is addressed manly to slaughterhouse veterinarians who work for the Departament de Salut (Public Health Department) of the Catalan government (Generalitat de Catalunya).

The activity was divided in three parts. The first one aim was to present how SESC has been developing in these six years of its existence. Also, it was explain how the Eradication Programme for Bovine Tuberculosis works and which exotics diseases were mostly found in Europe this last years. Finally, the event ended with an interactive session where the assistants were able to identify lesions associated to particulars cases that arrived to SESC and which are present in its blog.  

SESC was born from an initiative of the ASPCAT, an entity from the Catalan government, and the CReSA, with a clear goal to give diagnostic assistance to conductions from the official slaughterhouse veterinarians and its responsibility on the destination of the animals and the meats after carry out the inspection ante mortem and postmortem.

The event was carried out on the Sala d’Actes of the Facultat de Veterinària of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), at 9:00h to 13:00h.


Related publication:

From farm to fork, through the slaughterhouse” - Blog CReSA & the city

For further information:

Consult the session program SESC 2014 [PDF Available only in Catalan]

Or contact with researcher in charge:

Dr. Enric Vidal Barba
Profile on the CReSA Expert Finder
Reasearcher at CReSA, Coordinator of the SESC
(+34) 935814526

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