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.

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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).

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

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

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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).

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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:

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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.

How does the contraceptive pill influence fish?

2015/04/24 at 08:29 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

WOMEN who take the contraceptive pill aren’t the only ones not reproducing. Fish are affected too.

Read more here.

http://mobile.news.com.au/lifestyle/relationships/how-the-contraceptive-pill-is-influencing-fish/story-fnet0gt3-1227309339957

 

Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh 

DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, 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

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How to test water quality? Doctor Richmond Loh, TheFishVet, shows you in a video.

2015/04/23 at 05:27 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

I’ve uploaded a new video on my YouTube channel for your enjoyment :)

http://tinyurl.com/tfv-wq

 

Yours sincerely,

Doctor Richmond Loh 

DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, 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

As a prelude to WAVMA’s next webinar, watch this video.

2015/04/22 at 03:22 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

 

Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh 

DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, 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

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Free WebCEPD Webinar: ‘Improving Fish Welfare by Changing Owner Behaviour (& Optimising Veterinary Services for Fish Clients)’ by Doctor Miriam Sullivan.

2015/04/22 at 03:13 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

Free WebCEPD Webinar – Improving fish welfare by changing owner behaviour (& optimising veterinary services for fish clients).

Click here to register now!

Veterinary practice involves not just treating animals, but also dealing with their owners. In this webinar we will discuss why people choose to keep fish and how this is related to public attitudes about fish. In particular, we will cover why fish owners are often reluctant to seek professional veterinary help and how this could be changed. You will learn key theories and strategies about human behaviour, and how you can evaluate, accommodate, influence and improve outcomes for you, the client, and the health and well-being of the client’s animals.

Join us for a free webinar on Thursday May 07, 2015 at 9:00 PM AWST (Perth, Western Australia, +8 GMT).

Click here to see the time in your local time zone around the world.

Speaker: Miriam Sullivan BSc (Hons), GradDip (SciComm), PhD

Learning Objectives – participants will learn:

  1. That not all clients keep fish for the same reasons, and how to identify their priorities;
  2. The barriers that prevent fish owners from seeking professional veterinary help;
  3. The theory of Planned Behaviour necessary for providing optimal aquatic veterinary care; and
  4. How to apply basic strategies for changing client attitudes and providing optimal veterinary services.

This webinar is suitable for veterinarians, vet techs/nurses, vet students and veterinary practice staff.

NOTE: this webinar will be recorded. But if are unable to attend, registrants will be e-mailed a link to view the webinar when it becomes available.

Want CEPD credit? (Registration is required)
Information on how to access the recorded webinar (at no cost), and a short knowledge & skills assessment (KSA or quiz) covering the webinar’s principle learning objectives, in order to earn veterinary Continuing Educational & Professional Development (CEPD) credit will be e-mailed to all registrants in 1-2 weeks after the webinar.

As CEPD credit can be used towards re-licensing or registration requirements to practice veterinary medicine, and requirements for becoming a WAVMA Certified Aquatic Veterinarian. We provide WAVMA Members a discount off the US$25.00 fee for earning CEPD credit ($5 for student members, $15 for all others).

Register now for this free live WAVMA WebCEPD webinar at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7249415878738689026. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

View webinar System Requirements

WAVMA Program Coordinator

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Discover more about theWorld Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association at www.WAVMA.org.

Feel free to forward this to fellow fish enthusiasts.

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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
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Skype: thefishvet

President WAVMA 2014

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

See advert on YouTube.

AVMA Convention Aquatic Veterinary Program (Boston, Massachusetts – July 10-14, 2015).

2015/04/21 at 08:33 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

I was lucky enough to be one of the presenters in last year’s event in Denver. I thoroughly recommend it.

Consider participating in 3 days of exciting Aquatic  Continuing Education & Professional Development and a Finfish Clinical Exam & Diagnostic Sampling Wetlab (see attached schedule).

 

Convention Program

Click http://tinyurl.com/msbxm5m to see the full Convention Program

Click http://tinyurl.com/n3cz7wf to sign up for convention news

 

Registration

Click http://tinyurl.com/mf7e893 to reserve your hotel before you register & save $25!

Click http://tinyurl.com/k6ocums for registration categories & fees (rates increase after June 31!)

Important: Register early!  Positions in theFinfish Clinical Exam & Diagnostic Sampling Wet Lab are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Hotels, Social Events and Services

Click http://tinyurl.com/lfqzlre to see a map of the available hotels

Click http://tinyurl.com/o2rmpzo for events & entertainment

Click http://tinyurl.com/knu54j9 here for a Boston city guide

 

See the attached flyer orwww.avmaconvention.org  for more information, and on how to obtain registration discounts.

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AquaVetMed e-News provides information to veterinary and veterinary-allied subscribers concerning aquatic animal medicine, health, welfare, public health and seafood safety, obtained from a variety of sources (largely AquaVetMed subscribers). While provided by the American Veterinary Medical Association’s, Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Committee and are for public distribution, they do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the AVMA or the veterinary profession. See the AVMA Terms of Use (http://tinyurl.com/29h2rf) for further information.

 

Subscription and Contributions: Interested veterinarians and veterinary-allied professionals can subscribe, unsubscribe, or contribute pertinent news or information, by sending a message with “For AquaVetMed -” and the topic in the subject line, toregistrations@aquavetmed.info. If e-News information is used elsewhere please acknowledge AquaVetMed as the source.  Encourage individuals to subscribe rather than distribute through list serves.

 

Note: Undelivered e-mails will not be resent; Subscribers will be deleted from the list after repeated undelivered or bounced messages and will have to re-subscribe. Messages may contain attachments that will have been scanned for known viruses.

 

Visit our website: www.avma.org

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Fish Joke for Monday-itis: salty

2015/04/19 at 23:00 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

Steven Wright, “I want to take the salt out of the ocean so fish don’t get high blood pressure!”

Thanks to AL.

 

Have a FINtastic week!
R <+>{

An awesome mass of spider-crabs forming a pyramid in Port Phillip Bay, Australia.

2015/04/18 at 01:26 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

This is amazing!

http://www.triplem.com.au/melbourne/stuff/pub-talk/2015/4/aussie-diver-films-incredible-crab-pyramid-in-port-phillip-bay/

 

Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh 

DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, 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

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Do crustaceans feel pain when we boil them?

2015/04/16 at 07:59 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

Isn’t just the sound of bubbles escaping, or are lobsters screaming when they’re put in the boiling pot?

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/do-crustaceans-feel-pain-when-we-boil-them-10085303.html

Clams with contagious cancers!

2015/04/15 at 08:32 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

This is an interesting new disease. Resembles the disease I investigated in Tasmanian devils in my previous job.

Read more here
http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2015/04/09/selfish-shellfish-cells-cause-contagious-clam-cancer/

What’s the difference between a fish doctor, a doctor fish, and the fish vet?

2015/04/15 at 07:42 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

I Googled it and found these:

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