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Global Health Pathology Network- Workshop on Livestock and Wildlife Diseases. Chitwan, Nepal.

November 7, 2022 @ 8:00 am November 10, 2022 @ 5:00 pm CST

Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Chitwan, Nepal was established in 2010 with an
aim to produce competent human resources in agriculture, veterinary science, aquaculture and
forestry streams. To achieve its goal, the university established three main dedicated faculties
viz. faculty of agriculture (FoA), faculty of animal science, veterinary science (FAVF) and
aquaculture and forestry (FOA). The university is striving hard to achieve its mandatory
objectives such as teaching, research and extension since its inception. All the faculties have
been struggling with the limited financial resources, competent academic faculties, and
infrastructures to achieve the mandated tasks. The university has been trying to develop
a memorandum of understanding with advanced Universities and research institutions for academic
growth. In connection with networking process, the FAVF has recently established the contact
with the Global Health Pathology Network, USA (GHPN) to organize and conduct the 4 day
long hands-on training workshop on veterinary diagnostic pathology services in livestock and
wildlife in Nepal to upgrade the skills of veterinarians involved in veterinary diagnostic services
in Nepal. This workshop will certainly pave the way for further collaboration between these two
institutions to upgrade the diagnostic and research skills of Nepalese veterinarians and
academicians. It is the policy of the GHPN to financially support the trainers who deliver
workshops, but the organization does not support the attendance of participants, and so that
support must come from in-country partners. The GHPN has a strong history of delivering
workshops in many areas of the world – including most recently, Indonesia, Bangladesh,
Pakistan, Uganda, Rwanda, Guatemala, Zambia, and Namibia.

The GHPN is hopeful that solid and recurring connections can be established in Nepal, allowing for continuous support of animal health diagnostics in Nepal.

In this workshop, most sessions will entail studying pathogenesis of the major diseases seen in
livestock in the region, which is key to recognition and field diagnosis. In addition, prominent
diseases of wildlife in the local national park will be reviewed.
Materials will be presented in a case-based manner, with group discussions for optimal learning.
Participants will work through mechanisms of necropsy, doing hands-on practical exercises, to
include the entire necropsy procedure as well as sampling and packaging. All sessions will be
interactive and participatory and use Adult Learning Principles. There will be two days at the
university and two days in the nearby national park.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain basic mechanisms of disease for major livestock diseases of concern in the region
  2. Explain basic mechanisms of disease for major diseases of concern in wildlife nearby
  3. Perform a necropsy on a bird or a small ruminant, with collection and packaging of tissues in
    an appropriate manner for use in the laboratory
  4. Use history, clinical signs, and gross lesions observed to create a list of differential diagnoses

Potential Agenda –
November 7, 2022
Registration: Dr. Pal
Opening Ceremony: Dean of College
Introductions Everyone will get to know all their colleagues: GHPN: Dr. Pal
Adult Learning Principles The science behind how adults learn: Corrie Brown
We will have GROUPS – 2-4 groups, depending on the number of registrants – some will do
necropsy and packaging, others will remain in the classroom for case-based discussions

November 8, 2022
Diseases of Concern in Livestock, all case-base: GHPN (Corrie, Isthtiaq), Dr. Pal

We will have GROUPS – 2-4 groups, depending on the number of registrants – some will do
necropsy and packaging, others will remain in the classroom for case-based discussions

November 9, 2022
Introduction to Wildlife Diseases – Surveillance, Clinical
Monitoring, Pathology, Control: GHPN (Dalen)

Case-based discussions of wildlife diseases: GHPN (Dalen)

November 10, 2022
Case-based discussions of wildlife diseases: GHPN (Dalen)

Distribution of certificates
Closing Ceremony

In-person only.

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