09 Aug 2021

Avian coccidiosis course by ASPA Colombia and Alura Inc



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The Colombian Association of Avian Pathology (ASPA), in partnership with the pharmaceutical company Alura Animal Health & Nutrition, are developing the Avian Coccidiosis Course. This is a virtual program that starts on August 9th and ends on October 18.

The course is designed to have an intensity of two daily hours from Monday to Friday – 5 to 7 pm (GMT-5) and includes the participation of international speakers from different companies and universities such as Alura Inc., Iluma Alliance, the University of Georgia, the University of Antioquia among others.

 

Topics:

General Overview of Avian Coccidiosis – Sara López Osorio

  • Taxonomic classification

  • Epidemiological importance and current context

Biology, Morphology, and Physiology – Jenny Jovana Chaparro

  • Eimeria cycle

  • Morphology and identification of species

  • Host-parasite interaction

Pathology – Chuck Hofacre & Victor Manuel Petrone

  • The link between Coccidia and Clostridium perfringens
  • Coccidiosis and dysbacteriosis
  • Pathogenicity
  • Pathology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Macroscopic evaluation and microscores lesions

Immunology –  Luis Miguel Gómez Osorio

  • Maternal Immunity
  • Innate Immune Response
  • Acquired Immune Response
  • Vaccines

Chemotherapy and Treatments – Kevin Watkins & Carolina Mesa Pineda

  • Ionophores, synthetics, and vaccines
  • Diagnosis and monitoring disease on the field
  • Rotation programs
  • Natural control of Coccidiosis

Study Techniques and Diagnostic of Coccidiosis – Sara López Osorio & Tom K. Jeffers

  • Oocyst count technique (OPG)
  • Purification and sporulation of oocyst
  • Intestinal smear
  • Litter score
  • History of anticoccidials
  • Resistance development and field assessments

Economic Impact of Coccidiosis – Luis Miguel Gómez Osorio

  • Estimation of Coccidiosis economic impact in the flocks

Practical Training –  Sara López Osorio & Jenny Jovana Chaparro

  • Intestinal lesions, morphological characterization, and count of oocyst

Microbiome –  Anne Ballou

  • Coccidiosis and its impact in Microbiome

Nutrition and Coccidiosis – Todd Applegate & Maria del Pilar Tavera

  • Causes and consequences of the nutrition in Coccidiosis
  • Nutritional strategies to modulate it
  • Effect of Coccidiosis on meat and yolk pigmentation

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