In Colombia, transferring Haemophilus parasuis diagnostic skills

Dra. Virginia Aragón, researcher at IRTA-CReSA, gave the course "Training in microbiological and molecular techniques for the diagnosis of Haemophilus parasuis", which was held in Bogotá from 27 to 29 November 2017, organized by the Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario (ICA) and the PorkColombia association.


It was a training course for those responsible for the bacteriological diagnosis in regional animal health laboratories in Colombia. The course, which included both theoretical and practical aspects, focused on the standardization of methods of microbiological culture and molecular identification, by means of PCR techniques, of the mentioned bacterium as well as the identification of improvement points.

To contact with the IRTA-CReSA researcher responsible for Haemophilus parasuis:

Dra. Virginia Aragón 
IRTA-CReSA endemic disease subprogram researcher.
Email: virginia.aragon@irta.cat
Phone: +34 93 467 40 40
Campus UAB, Edifici CReSA s/n,  08193  Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès) Spain 

About IRTA:

IRTA is a research institute devoted to R+D+I in a variety of agri-food areas, such as vegetal production, animal production, food industries, environment and global change, and agri-food economy. The transfer of scientific advances contribute to the modernization, competitiveness and sustainable development of agriculture, food and aquaculture sectors, the supply of healthy and quality foods for consumers and, consequently, improving the welfare of the population. IRTA is assigned to the Departament d’Agricultura, Ramaderia, Pesca i Alimentació (DARP, Department of Agriculture) of the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia).

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