“Transmitter of cysticercosis wanted”

The video, with an emphasis on the transmission of Teniasis/Cysticercosis,  aims to increase the awareness about the illness. This  video/television advertisement is a co-production of the Universidad Nacional de León, Nicaragua  (UNAN-León) and the Association “Nicaragua Verein e.V”,  Hamburg, and it was produced in August 2003. It was produced by Canal 28 (Local TV channel of León, currently Canal 55), by which it was/is distributed temporarily.  The following team participated during the making, production and postproduction of the video: 

Director of production:      Dr. Christiane Duettmann, UNAN-León, Coordinator of the Public Health Research Group and main lecturer of the Public Health Course

Canal 28 Production chief:     Daniel Centeno Gadea

Technical assistant:               Idania Palacio Carrillo

Actors:                                José Luis Ruiz Sandino and Lenin Rodríguez Urroz (6th year students at the time of filming)  

Filming was carried out in “El Platanar” community, Leon,  at a total cost of 100 USD, all included. The broadcasting by Canal 28 –presently Canal 55-  was free of charge. The video was made during the preparation of a degree thesis in veterinary medicine.  The student, José Luis Ruiz Sandino, focused on the awareness of the illness and on popular education as preventive measures.  The defense of the thesis was done in March, 2004, and it received the highest marks. The thesis is annexed as a PDF file (Kb 781).  The thesis tutor, Dr Christiane Duettmann, lecturer at the UNAN–León, has been researching on Teniasis/Cisticercosis for 8 years with various multi-disciplinary research groups.  Dr Duettmann is currently taking a masters degree with mention in Epidemiology, and she is creating a Program of Prevention and Control of Teniasis/Cistercosis.  She is also the Coordinator of the Public Health Research Group and main lecturer of the Public Health course.

The video is being used for different kinds of training: for example, to train slaughterhouses’ technicians, health centers staff and general population. Training is carried out together with personnel  of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAG-FOR).  The video is available for downloading by clicking here (file .mpg  Mb 33.2 !!!!!).



“adapt or die: antibiotics resistant bacteria”

By clicking on the link hereunder, it is possible to access and view the set of movies entitled: adapt or die: antibiotics resistant bacteria”. This audiovisual material, which has been prepared by the Government of Aragona (gobierno de Aragon) and the University of Zaragoza, deals with the emergence of antibiotic resistance as Public health problem.




Meat inspection and good practices in animal slaughtering represent essential steps for meat quality/hygiene and public health.

This DVD, entitled  “Cattle slaughtering - meat inspection and good abattoir practices” (click here to view a streaming video of the DVD) is the first of a series of didactic films on the slaughter of the most important species, relevant for  animal production/husbandry. These teaching material is (co-)produced at the Audiovisual Center, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Turin (FVM_UNITO), Italy.  This audiovisual teaching material is addressed to students of veterinary medicine and animal production sciences alike, as well as to public health & meat hygiene technicians and slaughterhouses workers. The various phases of the whole slaughter process have been filmed in authorized slaughterhouses  according to EU legislation.   The DVD “Cattle slaughtering - meat inspection and good abattoir practices” includes the full text of the audio track (comment), some references of European e international legislation on animal slaughter, a glossary of abbreviation/acronyms and technical words relevant to the topic, commonly utilized in various Spanish speaking countries of Latin-America.

Furthermore, the Audiovisual Center FVM_UNITO is now publishing the Spanish version of a series of “old” didactic films on farm animal slaughtering (e.g. cattle, pigs, rabbits, horses), produced some 15 years ago by the FVM_UNITO.   These audiovisual material has been used as teaching aid for the under-graduate course “Practical work at abattoirs”, at the FVM_UNITO.   These movies  -nowadays nearly of “historical” interest-  were filmed in 1992-1993 at the best (by then) abattoirs and slaughterhouses in Piedmont, before the present EU legislation on animal slaughtering and welfare (CE 91/497 and 91/498 came into force in Italy (D.L. 18. 04.1994 n.286).  Through these “old” videos, the students may have the opportunity to compare the evolution and the improvements of the slaughter techniques/methods.

Copies of these DVD can be obtained by contacting the project co-ordinator or the contact person/project representative at each partner Faculty/University (see A contribution to cover dispatching/freight expenses would be requested.





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