Simulation exercise: Necrotising hepatopancreatitis in Honduras

13 to 18 May 2013

Doctor José Heriberto Amador Salinas, Director of SENASA (National Service for Agriculture and Livestock), Honduras, informed the OIE that a simulation exercise on necrotising hepatopancreatitis will take place in Choluteca, county of Choluteca, from 13 to 18 May 2013.

Will participate to this exercise Delegates from countries of the OIRSA1 Region (veterinarians, biologists, scientists within the same field), private companies as well as the Honduras National Association of Aquaculture Producers (ANDAH).

The overall aim of this exercise is to reinforce the capacities of the Veterinary Services of countries within the OIRSA Region in the quick and adequate response in front of the occurrence of a necrotising hepatopancreatitis outbreak.

The specific objectives of this simulation exercise are to:

  • reinforce technically the capacity of the epidemiological screening in front of a possible occurrence of this exotic disease;
  • elaborate an Emergency Plan for shrimp diseases;
  • assess actions to be taken in front of a possible occurrence of an early mortality syndrome (EMS) in shrimps, based on the elaborated Emergency Plan.


This exercise will be carried out in a process plant, in aquaculture production farms and in a larval production centre.

(1) OIRSA: International Regional Organization for Plant Protection and Animal Health

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