Fish diseases, diagnostics workshop set

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MILLERSBURG, Ohio – According to Dean Slates, Holmes County Extension Educator, as more and more people get interested and involved in an aquaculture enterprise, they soon learn that fish and other aquatic creatures get sick (just as other livestock do) and there are few experts and resource people who specialize in fish diseases.
“So aquaculture operators need to do a lot of the diagnostic work to help their veterinarians get the answers,” Slates adds.
When and where. The Ohio State University Extension Department of Preventive Veterinary Medicine is teaming up with the Ohio State University South Centers at Piketon and the Laboratory for Wildlife and Environmental Health at OSU to offer a two-day workshop on fish diseases and diagnostics Oct. 1-2 at the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine at OSU.
The course will include lectures and hands-on training for people who want to learn more about fish diseases, testing and on-farm evaluations.
Oct. 1 is in the classroom and lab and the second day will be a tour to several local aquaculture operations to observe their diagnostic efforts and setups.
Registration limited. Preregistration is required at $375 per person. Only 30 participants will be accepted for the workshop due to the intensive hands-on nature of instruction.
Contact the Holmes County Office of OSU Extension at 7368 County Road 623 in Millersburg or call 330-674-3015 to get additional program and registration information.

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