On December 12, 2019, Dr. INOUE Noboru, Executive Vice-President Director (a specialist certified by the World Organisation for Animal Health) gave a special presentation on “Trypanosomiasis in South America” at National Service of Quality and Animal Health (SENACSA) in Paraguay.
The presentation was a part of comprehensive partnership agreement between OUAVM and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and followed the previous year’s presentation on bovine babesiosis given by Professor Emeritus IGARASHI Ikuo, OUAVM.
Many Japanese specialists have ever provided technical support on Paraguay’s long-term issue of “Chagas disease” (a type of tryanosomiasis transmitted to humans), but not enough is known about the condition and its enormous effects on cattle, horses, goats, sheep and other types of livestock. Dr. Inoue’s presentation covered diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the disease with reference to cases on the African continent and in Mongolia from his research, and highlighted three strains of trypanosoma characterized by high pathogenicity to livestock in Paraguay. Dr. Antonio Rodrìguez Sànchez, CEDIVEP S.R.L. Representative Director (a researcher on trypanosoma species in Paraguay) also gave a presentation to an audience of 70 people, including representatives from SENACSA and the schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at the National University of Asunción. Attendees asked valuable questions about feasible diagnosis techniques and treatment in clinical settings.