Advanced Veterinary Clinical Training: Ultrasound detection of OPA as part of the veterinary control plan on farm.
Moredun Research Institute
Ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma (OPA), also known as Jaagsiekte, is a disease of great concern in the sheep industry causing heavy losses in some flocks. OPA results from infection with the Jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus (JSRV) which is passed between sheep mainly by the respiratory route. The virus induces a lung tumour that is eventually fatal and by the time clinical signs are apparent the affected sheep may already have infected many others with the virus. Therefore, there is a demand from farmers to identify OPA at pre-clinical stages.
The main focus of the day will be to provide one-to-one practical training on scanning live sheep with or without OPA, following this up with necropsy of the sheep so that the association between the scan output and gross lesions can be confirmed. This will follow presentations covering the most up-to-date knowledge on OPA and transthoracic ultrasound scanning.
Minimum 8, maximum 16 participants. Cost £350
CPD approx. 7h including 4h practical training.
Sandwich lunch included. There will be several ultrasound scanners available. Also, participants are invited to bring along their own ultrasound machines and may make their own recordings. We aim to provide at least 8 cases of OPA at various stages as well as negative control sheep.
A datastick will be provided for each participant with all course materials including ultrasound video recordings of ovine respiratory diseases for future reference.
To enrol submit the completed booking form. There will be a waiting list after the first 16 paid.
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Phone: 0131 445 5111 ext 47424 (note: unavailable 6-24th Oct).