I’ve just entered this blog into the Australian Pet Blogger Award competition.
Fingers crossed I’ll be able to win it for my charity.
In veterinary health care, there may be service boundaries defined by providers’ clinical specialties. The results will be fragmented, inconvenient, inefficient and the outcomes compromised for the solutions you needed yesterday. The Fish Vet’s services are designed to achieve excellent outcomes for clients with customised needs.
Most veterinarians have expertise in single fields. Dr Loh is unique in that he is one of only two veterinarians globally who has post-graduate, Membership qualifications in aquatic animal health and in veterinary pathology, admitted by examination to the Australian and NZ College of Veterinary Scientists. He also holds a research Masters degree. This means that he can solve your problems in the field or laboratory, and can devise strategies for research if the problems are more complex.
Dr Loh is affiliated with many world class organisations, serving as the Secretary of the Aquatic Animal Health Chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, President-elect of the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association, a Senior Adjunct Lecturer at Murdoch University’s Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences section and a past Treasurer for the Australian Society of Veterinary Pathologists. He is also a member of the International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine and a member of the European Association of Fish Pathologists.
The Fish Vet as a one-stop shop, gives the clients a personal connection to the all the veterinary services you require. The Fish Vet’s clients benefit from more convenient and better coordinated access to veterinary services and improved outcomes. The Fish Vet operates a mobile consultancy service and so no matter where you are in Australia, Dr Loh can organise delivery of his services to your pet, your business or your farm.
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The web can be a great resource but you may also find that it is full of contradictory information overload. Like you, I have found that reliable information on fish health, disease and medicine is difficult to come by and is at best, fragmented.
This is why I have published two essential books on aquatic veterinary medicine.
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Fish Vetting Essentials is a comprehensive resource that incorporates elements of fish keeping, clinical medicine and fish pathology in a readily digestible form.
Important information for diagnosticians in this book include:
They’re ALL running out!
We know we’re rapidly depleting our supply of finite resources such as coal, oil and freshwater, but you’d be surprised at some of the everyday items we’re also running out of.
Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology) Murdoch, MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV WAVMA.
The Fish Vet, Perth, Western Australia.
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The discovery, detailed in the latest issue of the scientific journal Nature, challenges well established ideas about the separation of cartilaginous fish (such as sharks) and bony fish (which became four-legged creatures).
Who would have thought that these little tiny speedy fishes could hold answers to so many human conditions?
Here’s another that research using such fish is helping us with.
I found this article to be quite enlightening.
A study to determine the effect of increasing levels of dietary protein on swordtail (Xiphophorus helleri), a popular freshwater live bearer, was carried out. Five isocaloric semi-purified diets containing 20%, 30%, 40%, 50% and 60% dietary protein were used. Broodstock performance was evaluated based on growth parameters, proximate content and fry production of female broodstock. Results showed that while the 20% and 30% protein produced the lowest specific growth rate (SGR) values, there was no significant difference between 40% and 60% dietary treatments. The 20% dietary treatment also displayed lowest protein content in both ovaries and muscle of female fish. Fry production was highest from females fed with 50% and 60% protein, followed by the 30% and 40% protein while the diet containing 20% protein produced lowest number of fry. A significant correlation was also obtained between number of fry produced and the weight of female fish, indicating that size is a major factor influencing production. Relative fecundity was lowest for the 20% protein diet followed by the 30–40% and 40–60% protein diets. There were no significant differences in both weight and length of fry produced among the dietary treatments. Proximate analysis of fry also did not show any trend with different dietary protein levels fed to female broodstock. Dietary protein requirement of female swordtail during reproduction is therefore crucial for both the somatic growth and reproduction processes in order for fry production to be optimized. Based on our results, we suggest that a minimum of 30% protein be included in the diet of female swordtail broodstock.