Did you know you have access to The Fish Vet’s expertise, no matter where you are in the world?

2014/02/25 at 08:35 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

Are you a pet fish keeper, ornamental fish breeder, retailer or fish farmer? Are you running public aquaria? Do you use fish in your educational/research institution? Are you an aquaponics or a food fish aquaculture farmer?

Do you use the services of an aquatic veterinarian? Is there one close by?

Did you know that you can access The Fish Vet’s services right where you are?

1. Locally, I provide site visits to my clients. I service clients as far south as Mandurah (and Bremer Bay!) as far north as Yanchep and as far east as Ellenbrook and Armadale. Here, I perform field diagnostics, and I bring along my portable pharmacy to treat your fish’s ailments, or refer you back to fish shops for medicines that they stock.

20140218-140551.jpg

2. If you are not exactly local, we can schedule a visit, by flight, to any state in Australia (e.g. WA, NSW, Victoria, Tasmania), or overseas (e.g. Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, Hong Kong).

20140218-140423.jpg

3. I can work through your local veterinarian to achieve a suitable outcome. See picture below.

20140218-135647.jpg

4. You can consult with me online using the eHow pets platform

20140218-135931.jpg

5. If you wish to proceed with a direct phone or email consultation, please select the appropriate item from the shopping cart at http://www.thefishvet.com.au/shop/shopping.html

 6. Alternatively, feel free to search for free information on my blog (thefishvet.com).
(Quick link to this post – http://tinyurl.com/fishvetconsult)

Fish Vetting Techniques and Practical Tips – instructional DVD: Fish Vetting Secrets revealed!

2014/01/21 at 08:30 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | 1 Comment

After attending a multitude of conferences and courses like Aquavet II and Seavet, reading up on the literature, and doing teaching at the university, it’s really hit home to me that: there is no better way to teach or learn, than to show, or be shown.

FISH VETTING TECHNIQUES & PRACTICAL TIPS takes a ‘how to’, hands-on approach to demonstrate veterinary skills employed in working as an aquatic veterinarian. The 105 minute DVD comprises veterinary procedures including taking skin mucus scrapes and gill biopsies, skin ulcer treatment, injecting fish, blood sampling, anaesthesia, surgery, necropsy, histology processing, videos of live microscopic fish pathogens and more… That’s right, I’m giving away all my secrets so that fish clients can have greater access to trained aquatic veterinarians no matter where they are in the world.

After watching this DVD, you can deal with fishes with confidence!

This DVD is ideal for fish veterinarians, aquarists, aquaculturalists, public aquaria, local fish shops and to have handy as a training resource in veterinary schools, laboratories, clinics and zoos. It is a comprehensive resource that incorporates aquatic medicine and pathology.

Make your purchase NOW at http://thefishvet.com.au/shop/shopping.html
Available in two formats: PAL & NTSC (please select the correct item when making your purchase).

dvd

In this series are the following books:

  • Fish Vetting Essentials.
  • Fish Vetting Medicines – Formulary of Fish Treatments.

Dr Richmond Loh (BSc, BVMS, MPhil, MANZCVS, CertAqV) is the 2014 President of the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA), Secretary of The Aquatic Animal Health Chapter of the Australian & New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS), an adjunct lecturer at Murdoch University in Western Australia, an eHow Pets Expert and is a George Alexander Foundation International Fellow. His skill set is unique, having been admitted as a Member of the Australian & New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS) by examination in the subjects of “Aquatic Animal Health” and in “Pathobiology”. As “The Fish Vet”, he provides veterinary services for a range of clients and they include individual pet fish owners, public aquaria (Aquarium of Western Australia), retailers, wholesalers, fish farmers (ornamental and food fish) and educational institutions (Murdoch University, Edith Cowan University & University of Western Australia).

DVD CONTENTS
Scene 01: Start
Scene 02: GENERAL PROCEDURES
Scene 03: Weighing small fish
Scene 04: Weighing large fish
Scene 05: Medicating a pond
Scene 06: Preparing medicated food
Scene 07: Intramuscular (IM) injections
Scene 08: Intraperitoneal (IP) injections
Scene 09: Injection sites recapitulated
Scene 10: SURGICAL PROCEDURES
Scene 11: Aspirating swimbladder
Scene 12: Surgical weight implantation
Scene 13: Gastric tubing
Scene 14: Skin ulcer treatment
Scene 15: Skin tumour removal & Anaesthesia
Scene 16: Eye enucleation & Anaesthesia
Scene 17: Fish euthanasia
Scene 18: DIAGNOSTICS
Scene 19: Wet preparation Skin mucus scrape & Gill biopsy
Scene 20: Haematology – Blood sampling
Scene 21: Blood film preparation
Scene 22: Packed cell volume (PCV
Scene 23: Bacteriology
Scene 24: Necropsy & Anatomy
Scene 25: Histology processing
Scene 26: FISH PARASITES
Scene 27: Argulus
Scene 28: Lernaea
Scene 29: Ichthyopthirius | Cryptocaryon
Scene 30: Flukes (Gyrodactylus & Dactylogyrus) & Trichodina
Scene 31: Ichthyobodo
Scene 32: Hexamita
Scene 33: Oodinium | Amyloodinium
Scene 34: Tetrahymena | Uronema
Scene 35: Chilodonella | Brooklynella
Scene 36: Peritrichous ciliates
Scene 37: Lymphocystis
Scene 38: Water mite
Scene 39: Air-dried, Diff Quik-stained smears of parasites

The Fish Vet’s veterinary services – integrated innovative solutions.

2012/12/11 at 07:55 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | 1 Comment

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.

To find out more, go to –
TheFishVet’s site  or

see the adverts:

20121207-220734.jpg

Fish Vetting Medicines: Formulary of Fish Treatments.

2012/11/26 at 02:43 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

With nearly 300 drug entries, it is a comprehensive yet practical, quick access reference; making it an indispensible resource for anyone interested in fish health including veterinarians. It’s like MIMS for fish!

Its content organisation is designed for enhanced navigability with medicines arranged by:

  • Pathogen type (disease causing organisms),
  • Therapeutic use or groups,
  • Common disease conditions,
  • And in alphabetical order.

Read more here.

Fish Vetting Essentials.

2012/05/27 at 12:37 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

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.

So if you’re serious about fish health, these are two indispensible texts on fish you must have at your fingertips!

Fish Health Professionals – Land the Catch of the Year!

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:

  • how to interpret water quality
  • how to diagnose common fish diseases
  • how to medicate fish
  • how to treat fish diseases using drugs available in standard veterinary clinics.
View sample pages here –  eFishVetEssentialswLinks.
BUY THE BOOKS HERE.

Not just a Fish Doctor, but The Fish Vet.

2015/02/26 at 11:15 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

What makes Doctor Richmond Loh more than just a mere Fish Doctor? Apart from being able to prescribe and dispense veterinary drugs, what expertise and experience does he bring to the table?

See http://tinyurl.com/qhnvt3p

  



The welfare implications of fin clipping in fish.

2015/02/25 at 07:48 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

I was recently asked by a member of the Animal Ethics Committee on whether I considered fin clipping a painful procedure in fish. There’s no simple yes/no answer and as veterinarians/scientists, we need to qualify our answers with logical reasoning.

The short answer is that YES, it is a PAINFUL procedure, but the pain is only TRANSIENT.

The tail fin in carp has been documented to contain A-δ and C-type axons (these transmit nociceptive [pain] signals in [higher] vertebrates).This said, it would be difficult to discriminate between the pain from clipping procedure and the handling stress.

Provided that the biopsy is not substantial (no more than 50% of the fin should be resected), the pain would only be transient, and there should be no bleeding. And provided that the procedure is conducted aseptically, and the water quality, nutrition and immunity of fish are optimal, the fin should heal quickly and will regrow. Topical anaesthetic like lidocaine may be beneficial.

One thing that needs consideration is how it would affect the swimming ability of the fish after fin-clipping. In more sedentary fish, it should not be an issue. But if it were the zebrafish that swims at speeds continuously, they rely heavily on the caudal and pectoral fins for swimming. So I would argue that these fins should be avoided for clipping. On another note, the fins that show fastest regeneration times in salmon are the anal fin and the pectoral fins. Conversely, the adipose fin (in species that have them) and pelvic fins show slowest regeneration times in salmon.

So if fin-clips are for collecting genetic material from individual fish for the purpose of genotyping, I’d suggest sampling the anal fin. However, if fin clipping is used for marking/identifying individuals, the pelvic fins might be more suitable because it means fewer repeats are needed for longer studies.


Yours sincerely,

Doctor Richmond Loh

DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics & Pathobiology), CertAqV, CMAVA, NATA Signatory.
THE FISH VET, Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA.
Mobile Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.
http://www.thefishvet.com.au
Ph: +61 (0)421 822 383
thefishvet_logo_medical-20130107.jpg

Podcast on fish and pain.

2015/02/24 at 07:15 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

This podcast below from Ben Diggles on the controversial area of fish and pain is interesting and relevant.
View it here – http://www.humananimalscience.com.au/fish-pain-welfare/

Dr Ben Diggles lead the iki jime project supported by the Australian Animal Welfare Strategy in the aquatic animal health working group at http://www.australiananimalwelfare.com.au/aquatic-animals ………..This work has been praised in Europe and elsewhere in the world.

Publications:
Rose, J. D., Arlinghaus, R., Cooke, S. J., Diggles, B. K., Sawynok, W., Stevens, E. D., & Wynne, C. D. L. (2014). Can fish really feel pain?. Fish and Fisheries, 15(1), 97-133

Diggles, B. K., Cooke, S. J., Rose, J. D., & Sawynok, W. (2011). Ecology and welfare of aquatic animals in wild capture fisheries. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 21(4), 739-765.

Diggles, B. K. (2013). Historical epidemiology indicates water quality decline drives loss of oyster (Saccostrea glomerata) reefs in Moreton Bay, Australia. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 47(4), 561-581.

Fish Joke for Monday-itis: Who looks after sick sharks?

2015/02/22 at 23:00 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

A: Nurse sharks.

Have a FINtastic week!
R <+>{

Don’t dump that fish!

2015/02/20 at 07:24 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

Please do take heed. If we want to keep keeping fish, then we ought to act responsibly.

Watch this excellent clip – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhYR5uNa4Bg


Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology) Murdoch, MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, CMAVA, NATA Signatory.
THE FISH VET, Perth, Western Australia.
Veterinary Medicine for fish.
W: http://www.thefishvet.com.au
E: thefishvet
P: +61 (0)421 822 383

2014 President WAVMA.org

I would hug a koi, but a tuna?

2015/02/19 at 13:44 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

Read more about the plight to save our oceans from over-fishing:

http://www.standard.co.uk/showbiz/celebrity-news/helena-bonham-carter-strips-off-in-bizarre-campaign-against-overfishing-10038546.html


Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology) Murdoch, MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, CMAVA, NATA Signatory.
THE FISH VET, Perth, Western Australia.
Veterinary Medicine for fish.
W: http://www.thefishvet.com.au
E: thefishvet
P: +61 (0)421 822 383

2014 President WAVMA.org

The effects of chlorine toxicosis in fish.

2015/02/18 at 08:09 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

It’s summer time and there’ve been numerous incidences of over-filling ponds. Why do fish die? What damage do they sustain from the chlorine in tap water?

Find the link to an article my colleague and I put together from my work as a diagnostic veterinary pathologist when I was in Tasmania – http://tinyurl.com/tfv-cltox

Follow me on: Facebook “Fin Page”YouTubeBlogLinkedinTwitter


Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics & Pathobiology), CertAqV, CMAVA, NATA Signatory.
THE FISH VET, Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA.
Mobile Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.
http://www.thefishvet.com.au
Ph: +61 (0)421 822 383
thefishvet_logo_medical-20130107.jpg
Skype: thefishvet

President WAVMA 2014

wavma.jpg?w=780

Adjunct Lecturer Murdoch University | Secretary Aquatic Animal Health Chapter – ANZCVS.

Looking for more books? Check out this site.

WSAVA 2015 – Aquatics Programs at the World Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress

2015/02/17 at 09:49 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

The 2015 World Small Animal Veterinary Association World Congress (WSAVA 2015) will bring together vets and veterinary nurses/technicians with the aim of advancing the quality and availability of small animal medicine and sur​gery.

WSAVA harnesses the expertise of the world’s foremost veterinarians for a stimulating exchange of knowledge and experiences. And this
year, there will be a strong aquatics program with several members from the WAVMA presenting.

WSAVA offers the global veterinary community unmatched access to the research and insights of leading experts.

It will be held in exciting Bangkok, Thailand,15-18 May 2015.

Read more here:
http://www.wsava2015.com/

And I’ve just submitted my presentations :)

image1.JPG


Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology) Murdoch, MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, CMAVA, NATA Signatory.
THE FISH VET, Perth, Western Australia.
Veterinary Medicine for fish.
W: http://www.thefishvet.com.au
E: thefishvet
P: +61 (0)421 822 383

2014 President WAVMA.org

0

Fish Joke for Monday-itis: This can’t be, Harry Potter!

2015/02/15 at 22:55 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

IMG_6006.PNG

Have a FINtastic week!
R <+>{

Lethal testing for viruses in ornamental fish postponed after complaints by pet industry – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

2015/02/13 at 09:53 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

Are these the results of the petition created by Mr Rout at Boronia Aquarium and by people-power?

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2015-02-13/virus-testing-for-ornamental-fish-delayed-after-backlash/6090946

A pity that the leading picture is of a wrong type of angelfish.


Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology) Murdoch, MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, CMAVA, NATA Signatory.
THE FISH VET, Perth, Western Australia.
Veterinary Medicine for fish.
W: http://www.thefishvet.com.au
E: thefishvet
P: +61 (0)421 822 383

2014 President WAVMA.org

Next Page »

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. | The Pool Theme.
Entries and comments feeds.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,360 other followers

%d bloggers like this: