Myanmar: Training on Newcastle disease vaccine production

Dr Mary Young visited the Viral Vaccines Production Laboratory, Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department in Yangon in September 2014 to provide support and professional guidance on the production of I-2 Newcastle disease (ND) vaccine.

She conducted a workshop on I-2 ND Vaccine Production and Quality Assurance at the Viral Vaccines Production Unit, to refresh the participants’ knowledge of and skills in I-2 ND vaccine production, testing and distribution. This was achieved through discussions and problem solving exercises. Staff members from the I-2 production units in Yangon and Taunggyi participated.

The workshop was funded by the University of Queensland under an Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) project ‘Improving livelihoods of small scale livestock producers in the Central Dry Zone through research on animal production and health in Myanmar’.

Laboratory staff demonstrating harvesting allantoic fluid to make I-2 Newcastle disease vaccine