The South African Association for Veterinary Technologists (SAAVT) Scientific committee is pleased to announce their programme for the 10th Veterinary and Paraveterinary Congress 2019, at Emperors Palace in Kempton Park from 16-18 July 2019.

Tuesday 16 July 2019, Claudius Room

09:00 – Determination of full genome sequence of African swine fever virus genotype XV (Refiloe Malesa)
09:20 – Molecular epidemiology of the 2019 foot and mouth disease outbreak in Vhembe district of Limpopo, South Africa (Keneiloe Malokotsa)
09:45 – Risk factors and occurrence of Brucella Canis within selected provinces of South Africa (Johan Oosthuizen)
10:05 – Assessing the mating proficiency of Glossina Brevipalpis under laboratory conditions (Percy Mayoba)
10:30 – Mid-morning refreshments (Exhibition Hall, Assembly Rooms) 
11:00 – Industry Networking Sessions (Exhibition Hall, Assembly Rooms) 
11:15 – SAVA Congress 2019 – Opening Plenary
12:30 – Lunch (Galleria)
13:30 – Selection for resistance/resilience to haemonchus contortus in a South African Dohne Merino sheep flock (Elmare Kilian)
13:50 – The use of Apdia AgElisa and meat inspection to determine prevalence of bovine and porcine cysticercosis in Gauteng abattoirs (Nomsa Mabogoane)
14:15 – Laboratory detection of antibiotic resistance (Maryke Henton)
15:00 – Mid-afternoon refreshments (Exhibition Hall, Assembly Rooms)
15:30 – Industry Networking Sessions (Exhibition Hall, Assembly Rooms)
16:00 – Investigation of the exposure to rabies virus in selected animals in the Kruger National Park (Leana Rossouw)
16:20 – The importance of the national collections at the ARC – Onderstepoort Veterinary Research Institute, South Africa (Karien Labuschagne)
16:40 – Veterinary Technology: Professional Degree (Susan West)
17:00 – SAAVT AGM