Integrating Innovative Approaches for Competitive and Sustainable Performance across the Mediterranean Aquaculture Value Chain

Module 2: Practical Short Training Courses on Diagnostics of Sea Bass and Sea Bream Diseases

This module is divided into three short training courses that are being held online. The courses focus on different aspects of diagnostics in sea bass and sea bream diseases and health management such as basic diagnostic methodologies and protocols, specific parasitological diagnostic and specific diagnostic methodologies, and protocols in microbiology. Advances, methods, and standards derived from the different PerformFISH activities are also being presented in these sessions.

Training Material and Access to the Training Courses Videos

Training Course 1 : Diagnostic approach to the main infectious and parasitic diseases of seabass and seabream in the Mediterranean area (7th April 2021).
This course focused on anamnesis and data recording; sample selection and collection for diagnostic purposes; sample preservation and delivery; necropsy and integrated approach for a correct (differential) diagnosis; basic diagnostics for parasitology, bacteriology and virology. The presentations provided during this training course are availble to download below:

The video of the training course is available here.

Training Course 2: Diagnostic approach to parasitic diseases of seabass and seabream (20th April 2021).
This course includes: post-mortem techniques for parasites detection and proper preservation procedures for different diagnostic purposes, morphological identification of main ectoparasites and endoparasites of seabass and seabream, molecular techniques for detection and identification of specific parasites of seabass and seabream. The presentations provided during this training course are availble to download below:

The video of the training course is available here.

Training Course 3: Diagnostic approach to viral and bacterial diseases of seabass and seabream (28th April 2021).
This course includes viral isolation in cell cultures, molecular detection and identification of nervous necrosis virus, Betanodavirus (RT-PCR, Multiplex RT-PCR, real time RT-PCR) and lymphocystis diseases virus 3, Lymphocystivirus (PCR, nested PCR, real time PCR). Isolation and identification of Vibrio anguillarum, V. harveyi, Photobacterium damselae subsp. piscicida, Tenacibaculum maritimum and mycobacteria. Antibiotic sensitivity testing.

The video of the training course is available here.

Moderators: Maria Letizia Fioravanti, marialeti.fioravanti@unibo.it; Monica Caffara, monica.caffara@unibo.it; Andrea Gustinelli, andrea.gustinelli2@unibo.it; Daniela Florio, daniela.florio@unibo.it; Sara Ciulli, sara.ciulli@unibo.it, PerformFISH partners, Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences, University of Bologna, Italy.

Target Audience: These training courses are designed for participants with a basic-intermediate level of expertise in fish diseases and a strong interest in diagnostics, including farm technicians, veterinarians, research fellows and PhD students.

Registration is now closed but the training courses videos and presentation will be available here after the training has taken place.

Language: English

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact the coordinators of the training courses Dr Monica Caffara at monica.caffara@unibo.it and Sara Ciulli at sara.ciulli@unibo.it.

Page updated: May 5, 2021