Regular meeting of the Rosselkhoznadzor’s Research and Development Committee was held on July 1, 2015. The meeting was chaired by Nikolay Vlasov, Deputy Head of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance. The Rosselkhoznadzor subordinate FGBI “ARRIAH” was represented by Alexey Igolkin, Candidate of Science (Biology), Natalya Vlasova, Doctor of Science (Biology), Viktor Irza, Candidate of Science (Veterinary Medicine) and Alexander Shevtsov, Candidate of Science (Veterinary Medicine).
Alexey Igolkin and Natalya Vlasova, representatives of the Reference Laboratory for African Swine Fever, reported on the progress in research of pathogenicity of the ASF agent circulating in the Russian Federation and on improvement of ASF diagnostic tools.
Alexey Igolkin, Head of the Reference Laboratory for ASF of the FGBI “ARRIAH”, reported on the results of the work performed by the Institution in the second quarter of 2015 for the analysis of topical criteria of the ASF virus variability as well as the results of the experiments aimed at examination of cultural and biological properties of the ASFV isolates recovered in the RF. Natalya Vlasova introduced the results of the research aimed at the improvement of ASF diagnostic tools.
Members of the Committee discussed the reports, made a number of recommendations and positively evaluated the results obtained by the experts of the FGBI “ARRIAH”.
Viktor Irza introduced the projects “Rules for Newcastle disease control” and “Rules for prevention of respiratory mycoplasmosis and other mycoplasma infections and improvement of poultry farm health status”.
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