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Laboratory diagnosis of lumpy skin disease (LSD): Instructor-led

   1-week course
£1,350 ex VAT
Limited to 4 participants
Plowright Building

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Who should attend

This course has been specifically designed for laboratory staff who are responsible for implementing LSD diagnostic techniques in the laboratory. This course is not suitable for non-laboratory-based research or group leaders.

Requirements and qualifications

Participants must work within a laboratory and have a basic understanding of virological and related techniques. The course is presented in English.

Course description

The course is designed and taught by subject matter experts within the WOAH Reference Laboratory for LSDV. The course will include a combination of hands-on practical’s, demonstrations, lectures, and eLearning. Relevant course material will be provided at the close of the course.

Learning outcomes

In addition to the stated “Lumpy skin disease (LSD) eLearning” outcomes, participants will be able to:

  • Describe what samples are required for LSDV diagnosis.
  • Isolate LSD virus using cell culture.
  • Apply diagnostic methods for LSDV antigen and genome identification.
  • Perform serological LSDV antibody detection methods.
  • Discuss the principles and workflow for LSDV gene sequencing.
  • Explain the diagnostic workflow for LSDV and other capripox viruses (sheep pox and goat pox).

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