08:30 Welcome, acknowledgements and information

08:30 Dr Gillian Taylor Introduction: Fish health and productivity – what’s cooking in our systems?

09:10 Dr Gillian Taylor Water quality: what are we not getting right? (Bring along a water sample from your system to be tested) 

10:00 Tea/Coffee

Topics: Fish Health & Diagnostics 

10:30 Dr Gillian Taylor. Daily fish health monitoring: what’s healthy and what’s not

10:45 Prof. Wilmien Powell

Microscope/ parasite assessment: equipment and sampling, common parasites Necropsy: how to dissect and collect samples, what to do with them)

10:45 Dr Gillian Taylor/ OPAC Students/ Guest academics

Wet-lab (practical demonstrations and health checks in pathology lab) ( Demo microscopy and 

dissection. Farmers will do a parasite assessment, dissect and collect key samples with assistance.)

13:30 LUNCH

Topics: Biosecurity & Disease Impacts

14:30 Dr Gillian Taylor/ Guest academics

            Interactive lecture. Current regional diseases of economic concern, impact of disease, and farm biosecurity priorities

15:15 Interactive discussion Questions/ discussion on the day

16:00 Dr Gillian Taylor Closing

16:30 Cocktails at Onderstepoort (Please note change in time)

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