Laboratory Training on the Diagnosis of Coccidiosis in Chicken Flocks in Dong Thap
Dong Thap, Vietnam, 18 July -21 July 2018
During the week of 18th – 21st July, Dr. Bui Khanh Linh (Head of Parasitology Department, Veterinary Medicine Faculty, Vietnam National University of Agriculture) visited Dong Thap to provide training to ViParc laboratory staff. Dr. Linh alongside with the ViParc laboratory technician (Ms. Nguyễn Thị Bích Vân) and the Đồng Tháp SDAH laboratory vets investigated a number of chickens from farms that suspected coccidia (Eimeria spp.) problems (symptoms of bloody and mucous diarrhea). The training included quantifying and identifying the most common Eimeria species from faecal samples using parasitological methods. These diagnostic techniques learnt from Dr. Linh will be an integral part of the on-going diagnostic support to farmers during the intervention phase of the project.