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February 18, 2016

United States

Arizona—Shrimp Disease Short Course


Dr. Kathy Tang-Nelson (, reports: The 2016 Shrimp Pathology Short Course will be held at University of Arizona’s, Aquaculture Pathology Laboratory, on June 13-19, 2016.  This is an intensive one-week course combining lectures with hands-on laboratory sessions demonstrating the methods used for detection and diagnosis of shrimp diseases.  It will include lectures and labs on:


• Major shrimp diseases listed by World Animal Health Organization (OIE)

• The baculovirus diseases: WSSV, MBV and BP

• The parvovirus diseases: IHHNV and HPV

• RNA viruses infecting shrimp: TSV, YHV, IMNV, PvNV and WTD

• Bacterial diseases: AHPND, NHP-B and Vibrio harveyi

• Microsporidian diseases: EHP and cotton shrimp disease

• Methods of disease prevention and/or treatment

• Development of biosecurity and quarantine protocols

• PCR (and qPCR) for diagnosis of WSSV, AHPND, EHP and TSV

• AHPND laboratory bioassay

• Review of histopathology of viral and bacterial diseases.


Information: For further inquiries and registration, contact: Dr. Kathy Tang-Nelson ( or Deborah Huie (, The University of Arizona, School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Aquaculture Pathology Laboratory, 1117 E. Lowell Street, Tucson, Arizona 85721 USA (Phone 1-1-520-621-4438, Fax 1-520-626-5602, webpage


Source: Email to Shrimp News International (with attachment).  Subject: Shrimp Pathology Short Course.  From: Kathy Tang-Nelson.  January 17, 2016.

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