27 November - 1 December

Lab training

GD Animal Health is more than ready for the future. Seven years of hard work, planning and rebuilding have resulted in an efficient, innovative, sustainable GD Animal Health laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment. The renewed laboratory meets the highest possible quality standards and has been ISO 17025 accredited for a large number of laboratory tests. 

We now offer you the possibility not only to visit our unique lab, but also to be trained there by our veterinarians and R&D experts. We are organising a five-day laboratory training programme to be held from 27 November to 1 December.


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Are you a laboratory technician looking for a better understanding of – and collaboration with – the veterinarians in the field? Do you want to give an even better advise to the veterinary practitioners and help them in making the right decisions, based on your test results? GD Animal Health owns one of the largest veterinary laboratories worldwide, and our experts look forward to telling you all about it during our Laboratory Training focused on poultry.

Date

27 November to 1 December

Subjects

Subjects like epidemiology, antibiotics, pathology and histopathology, infectious diseases are part of the program and also techniques like PCR and ELISA will be practiced.

Target group

Laboratory employees looking for a better understanding of technical and practical background, the consequences of their activities (mainly general laboratory guidelines, regulations, ELISA and PCR), and the impact of their work on the subsequent procedures of the veterinarians in the field. Participants must at least have some practical experience in a laboratory.

Program Laboratory Training

NB: Parallel sessions per species are skipped; only the Poultry program will be given

Monday 27 November 
11.00 AM  Welcome and introduction to GD Animal Health 
11.15 AM  A general presentation on diseases
  • The course of an infection
  • The speed and dynamics of infections
  • Detection of diseases test sensitivity and specificity 
12.30 PM  Lunch, company restaurant 
1.00 PM  Epidemiology: Online Tools 
2.30 PM  Collection of samples, requirements shipments
Sampling techniques 
4.15 PM  Laboratory presentation / laboratory movie 
5.00 PM  Back to the hotel 
 
Tuesday 28 November 
9.00 AM  Alternative serological tests (HI, CBR, RBT, MAT) 
10.30 AM  Use of PCR or ELISA: what is the question?
  • interference with vaccination, maternal immunity
  • alternative matrices (OF, faeces)  
12.00 PM  Lunch, company restaurant 
1.00 PM  Bacteriological culture and antibiotic susceptibility testing
Parallel sessions in two groups, Bacteria and Antibiotics: 
Poultry group 
2.45 PM   Interpretation and selection of optimal treatment choice based on PK/PD 
4.00 PM  Case Histories  
5.00 PM  Back to the hotel 
Pigs group 
2.45 PM  Interpretation and selection of optimal treatment choice based on PK/PD  
4.00 PM  Case Histories
5.00 PM  Back to the hotel
 
Wednesday 29 November 
9.00 AM  Impact of modern diagnostics 
11.00 AM  Sample pre-processing & RNA/DNA extraction 
12.00 PM  Lunch, company restaurant 
2.00 PM  Detection of bacteriological and virological agents 
3.30 PM  PCR typing 
5.00 PM  Dinner, company restaurant 
Parallel sessions in two groups: 
PCR group 1 
6.00 PM  Practical PCR training, incl.  RNA/DNA extraction 
9.00 PM  Back to the hotel
ELISA group 2
6.00 PM  Theory  ELISA 
7.00 PM  Practical ELISA training 
9.00 PM  Back to the hotel 
   
Thursday 29 November 
Parallel sessions in two groups, Pathology & Histopathology:
Poultry group
9.00 AM  Short Introduction on Post Mortem investigation 
10.00 AM  Demonstration of Post Mortem 
12.00 PM  Lunch, company restaurant 
1.00 PM  Histopathology: IF and IHC methods
Practical interpretation test results 
2.30 PM  Relevant infectious diseases in pigs / poultry 
4.00 PM  Case histories (introduced by participants) 
5.00 PM  Dinner, company restaurant 
Pigs group
9.00 AM  Short Introduction on Post Mortem investigation 
10.00 AM  Demonstration of Post Mortem 
12.00 PM  Lunch, company restaurant 
1.00 PM  Histopathology: IF and IHC methods
Practical interpretation test results 
2.30 PM  Relevant infectious diseases in pigs / poultry 
4.00 PM  Case histories (introduced by participants) 
5.00 PM  Dinner, company restaurant 
Parallel sessions in two groups, ELISA and PCR:
PCR group 2
6.00 PM  Practical PCR training, incl.  RNA/DNA extraction 
9.00 PM  Back to the hotel
ELISA group 1
6.00 PM  Theory  ELISA
7.00 PM  Practical ELISA training 
9.00 PM  Back to the hotel 
 
Friday 1 December 
9.00 AM  Evaluation and interpretation of the test results obtained at previous days 
10.00 AM  Summary of the training, Highlights and Take Home Messages 
11.30 AM  Evaluation and closing ceremony 
12.30 PM  End of training, departure to central station Deventer 

Investment

€ 2.495,- including: tuition, course materials, hotel, breakfast, coffee/tea, lunch, and transport to GD and the hotel.

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GD Animal Health operates one of the largest veterinary laboratories worldwide