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Diagnostic Pathology of Poultry Diseases: A Review.

Date: Monday 7 September 2015

Time: 14:00 – 17:00

Registration Fee: R1500 per person (Register on-line)

Presented by: Dr Tahseen Aziz, DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomat ACPV, Veterinary Pathologist and Diagnostician (Avian)

The presentation will start with an overview of diagnosis of poultry diseases. The next part of the presentation will cover gross and microscopic lesions of diseases of commercially-raised chickens (broilers, broiler breeders, and table-egg layers) and backyard/hobby chickens, as well as some diseases of turkeys, game birds, and waterfowl. Emphasis will be given to necropsy findings in diagnostic cases, with some histopathologic lesions. Additionally, for some diseases, differential diagnoses and ancillary laboratory tests will be discussed.

Diagnosis of poultry diseases is a combination of skill and science, and it includes history, clinical signs, necropsy findings, and ancillary laboratory tests. Because gross lesions as determined by necropsy are so fundamental to poultry disease diagnosis, poultry veterinarians should be able to recognize and interpret any tissue changes in necropsied birds. Necropsy findings, together with clinical history, often allow a presumptive diagnosis which, in today’s intensive poultry production, may be more valuable than a confirmed diagnosis that may take several days to conclude.

Please note that this require an additional registration fee of R1500.00

Dr. Aziz (DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate ACPV) is the avian pathologist and diagnostician at Rollins Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.

Writing Scientific Papers:  How to please editors, reviewers and readers

Date: Monday, 7 September 2015

Time: 14:00 – 17:00

Registration Fee: R1500 per person (Register on-line)

Presented by: Dr Dave Cavanagh, The Pirbright Institute, UK

Why publish data? To advance the state-of-the-art; to please the funders of your research; to impress your peers; to strengthen further grant applications; to establish a good reputation; to enhance your career prospects. So, with so much to gain, why do it badly, as so many do? Why risk rejection or prolonged rewriting? Or, if your paper is published, why risk people disregarding it, and you, because it is too long and difficult to understand? Writing a paper takes a long time. Writing it well takes only a little longer, though it does require discipline, attention to detail and putting yourself in the shoes of potential readers who, one way or another, have your future in their hands. In this workshop we’ll go through a process that leads to the production of a well-written paper that is intended for peer review. I’ll give you tips for optimising each section of a paper, from titles to tables and everything in between. You’ll find the guidance useful for writing theses, essays and reports, as the principles of writing excellent peer-reviewed papers also apply to them. You’ll get the opportunity to put some of the principles into practice with exercises during the workshop. After the session you’ll get a written summary of the main do’s and don’ts, plus tips for successful writing.

Prof. Dave Cavanagh (BSc, PhD, DSc) is an Honorary Fellow of The Pirbright Institute, Pirbright, Surrey, UK, and a former Editor-in-Chief of Avian Pathology.

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