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North Carolina Aquaculture Development Conference

THE NORTH CAROLINA AQUACULTURE DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE IS PROUD TO SPONSOR AND ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING WORKSHOP:

Spring Viremia of Carp (SVC) Virus Workshop

About this Free Workshop...

Spring viremia of carp (SVC) is a viral disease of cyprinid fish, which has caused significant economic losses to European aquaculture enterprises. In April 2002, SVC virus (SVCV) was reported in the United States, leading to the depopulation of one of the largest koi (ornamental carp) hatcheries in the country and posing a major threat to the entire carp industry, as well as free ranging cyprinid species. In support of USDA/APHIS efforts to control the spread of SVCV, a short-course has been developed to introduce producers and fish health professionals to biosecurity measures that should be implemented to prevent the introduction of pathogens into aquaculture facilities. Biosecurity information, and biosecurity audit protocols will be compiled and reviewed. Information on case studies, SVCV biology and diagnosis will also be presented. This workshop will be conducted by faculty of the College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, and USDA/APHIS.

Workshop Date: Thursday, February 10, 2005

Location: Sheraton Atlantic Beach Hotel
2717 W. Fort Macon Road
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512


Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Thursday)

Cost: This is a free workshop, with registration required and limited to the first 25 registrants. An afternoon refreshment break service will be provided. Ample time will be provided for questions during the workshop. This workshop is scheduled to allow participation in the North Carolina Aquaculture Development Conference, February 10 thru February 12, 2005, at the Sheraton Atlantic Beach Hotel. Separate conference registration is required.

For registration and further information contact Raghunath Shivappa,
Telephone: 919.513.6608 or email at:
[email protected]

See the link at: http://www.ncaquaculture.org/ for full conference(February 10-12 2005) information."