The Livestock Research Division (LRD), Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) and Central Luzon State University (CLSU) organized a short-course training - workshop to equip animal health researchers and regulatory personnel regarding animal disease diagnosis, monitoring and surveillance, outbreak investigation and disease control.
The activity which was held at the CLSU Guest House last May 4-8, was entitled "Training on Implementation and Results Interpretation of Animal Disease Diagnosis, Monitoring and Surveillance for Animal Health Research Personnel".
It had as participants, veterinarians from the Department of Agriculture (DA) and from di?erent universities including Cavite State University (CavSU), University of Southern Mindanao (USM), Bicol University College of Agriculture and Forestry (BUCAF), Benguet State University (BengSU) and CLSU; and agriculturists and researchers from different regions in the country.
Dr. Erwin C. Villar, LRD Director, was guest during the training workshop.
The training provided an in-depth review of how the different concepts on veterinary epidemiology, monitoring, surveillance, and disease control strategies are defined. These topics were discussed by Dr. Romeo S. Gundran, dean of the CLSU College of Veterinary Science and Medicine, and Dr. Ronnie D. Domingo of UPLB.
Meanwhile, Dr. Clarissa Yvonne J. Domingo (CLSU), Dr. Milagros R. Mananggit (RADDL-DA, RFO 3) and Dr. Rubigilda P. Alili (CLSU), dwelt on the topics about collection and handling of specimens for laboratory examination, veterinary diagnostics and basic molecular biology, and PCR techniques and good lab practice, respectively.