By Development Communication Section
Four veterinarians and one laboratory analyst from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) completed the special training on Aquatic Microbiology in SEAFDEC/AQD’s Tigbauan Main Station from 11 to 17 November 2014.
The five-day course consists of lectures and practical sessions on topics related to testing the pathogenicity of bacterial isolates on fish & crustaceans, characterization and identification of bacteria isolated from diseased fish using conventional methods and a commercial kit, testing the sensitivity of different bacterial pathogens to various drugs, and proper disposal of biohazard specimens and disinfection of experimental facilities. They also visited the Negros Prawn Cooperative Laboratory and other private prawn farms in Negros Occidental.
At the closing ceremony, Dr. Jefferson Soriano from BFAR Regional Office 2 thanked all their AQD mentors for the knowledge that were imparted to them. He hopes that they can apply all their learnings in their respective areas.