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.

Demonstration of water quality testing for aquariums, ponds and fish farms.

2015/07/29 at 08:20 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

See my latest video on water chemistry analysis –

http://tinyurl.com/tfv-wq

FREE Webinar: Diseases of Farmed Saltwater Crocodiles (Crocodylus porosus) on August 13, 2015.

2015/07/28 at 07:25 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

Join the WAVMA for a FREE webinar on August 13, 2015 at 6:30 AM AWST (Perth, Australia) – Click on http://tinyurl.com/nos9n7f for the correct day & time in your time zone.

Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4779370705622642689

The presentation will provide an overview of saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) farming in Australia, an introduction to the diseases encountered, and the gross pathology that these diseases cause. The presentation will emphasize rearing large reptiles in captivity and be of interest to aquatic veterinarians, reptile disease experts and pathologists.

Learning Objectives

Participants will become familiar with:

1. How crocodiles are farmed in Australia;

2. Diseases faced in farming crocodiles; and,

3. How a veterinarian can assist crocodile farmers manage these diseases.

About the Speaker

Dr. Cathy Shilton started her career as a mixed practice veterinarian before going on to complete a residency specialising in zoo and wildlife medicine, and pathology at the University of Guelph in Canada. For the past 13 years, she has worked as a veterinary pathologist for the Northern Territory Government in Australia, during which time she has seen hundreds of laboratory diagnostic submissions from the regional crocodile farms, as well having collaborated on numerous crocodile-related research projects. Dr. Shilton is currently the co-chair of the veterinary section of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Crocodile Specialist Group.

Feel free to forward this announcement to colleagues.
This webinar is suitable for veterinarians, vet techs/nurses, vet students and veterinary practice staff.

Interested but can’t join the live webinar? Register anyway because registrants will be e-mailed a link to view the webinar at a later time.

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/4779370705622642689. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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WAVMA WebCEPD Program Coordinator

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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
Skype: thefishvet

President WAVMA 2014

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

See advert on YouTube.

Fish joke for Monday-itis: What do you call a dead fish?

2015/07/26 at 23:05 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

Anything, because he can’t hear you.


Have a FINtastic week! R <+>{

Loch Ness hunter believes the monster is nothing more than a catfish. What do you think?

2015/07/25 at 12:56 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | 2 Comments

Interesting.

http://mobile.news.com.au/technology/science/loch-ness-hunter-believes-the-monster-is-nothing-more-than-a-catfish/story-fnjwkt0b-1227447775163

 

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

Check out WAVMA’s Archive of FREE Webinars relating to aquatic veterinary medicine.

2015/07/23 at 07:38 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

Continuing Education and Professional Development with global experts.

Easily accessible, relevant CEPD from the comfort of your own home.

Visit – http://www.wavma.org/WebCEPD

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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
Skype: thefishvet

President WAVMA 2014

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

See advert on YouTube.

How to get rid of snails in aquariums infested by freshwater snails?

2015/07/22 at 07:03 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

Here’s an interesting discussion we are having within the forum of the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association.

Snails are introduced into tanks most commonly through plants. Either the snails are tiny, or they contain snail eggs. In time, they’ll multiply and your fish-tank will turn into a snail-tank!

So, how do you eradicate pesky snails from aquaria?

Some suggestions…

Clown loaches are helpful to remove small snails, but they can then become quite aggressive when they get larger.

Another biological control agent that my be available in some parts of the world may be the assassin snails (Clea helena).  They are carnivorous and readily prey on other snail species. They are slow-growing, reach a maximum size of 3 inches, and aren’t prolific themselves, so they don’t generally become pests.

If you’re into chemicals, copper sulphate can be used, provided there aren’t sensitive fishes.

Anecdotally, salt at 2g/L may inhibit snail breeding.

Another option is to place blanched lettuce, weighted with a peg. As snails congregate, the snail-laden leaves are removed each night. Works better than the snail traps sold at fish shops. Thicker bodies leaves are easier to handle.

Do you have other tricks?
 

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

The latest FRDC’s FISH Magazine is available online, on iPad app, and now on Android !!!

2015/07/21 at 08:57 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment
FRDC Fish is now available online, on iPad app, and on Android
If you are having trouble viewing this, click here to view in browser or go to the FRDC website http://frdc.com.au/fish
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Welcome Richmond

FISH Magazine

FISH is the official newsletter of the Fisheries Research & Development Corporation and is now available online www.frdc.com.au/fish

Front cover image of Fish June 2015
FISH is published quarterly in March, June, September and December.

The hard copy version is distributed widely throughout the industry via direct mail. To obtain a copy of FISH mazagine by mail, please fill in your details on our Subscription page www.frdc.com.au/subscribe.

Information may be reproduced freely as long as it is not for commercial benefit and FRDC’s FISH is acknowledged as the source. Otherwise, reproduction is forbidden without written prior permission of FRDC.

FISH Magazine on your device

iPad
Download the FRDC FISH Magazine from the App Store:

1. Click on the App Store icon on your iPad.
2. Search for FRDC Fish Magazine.
3. Install, open the app and enjoy reading!

Icon for Fish from Google Play Store
Android
Download the FRDC FISH Magazine from the Google Play Store:

1. Go to the Google Play Store on your device.
2. Search for FRDC Fish Magazine.
3. Install, open the app and enjoy reading!

What is your FISH preference (email only if you are not currently receiving FISH by your preferred method)?

Please email information with the appropriate subject line:

1. Email only "FISH magazine by email only" and FISH will no longer be sent by mail.
2. Mail only "FISH magazine by mail only", and FISH will not be emailed to you.
3. Both mail & email "FISH magazine by mail and email".
4. Neither mail nor email "Unsubscribe from FISH by mail and email".

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Fish Joke for Monday-itis: What type of coffee do koi drink?

2015/07/19 at 23:00 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

Q: What type of coffee do koi drink?

A: Carpachinno.

 

Have a FINtastic week!
R <+>{

The Husbandry and Feeding of Veterinarians (for new owners) Claws Carefully Sheathed

2015/07/19 at 00:07 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

For a laugh.

https://thunderjump.wordpress.com/2015/07/12/the-husbandry-and-feeding-of-veterinarians-for-new-owners/

 

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

Huge jumping fish kills five-year-old girl in Florida.

2015/07/17 at 07:59 | Posted in Veterinary Fish Medicine | Leave a comment

Working with fish can be a dangerous. As a child, I copped one on the chin by a rocketing tilapia when I swam in my grand uncle’s fish farm.

Fish are built to push through water and can reach speeds, and if large, it’ll be enough to give you a good knock.

Some have spines, amd some are venomous. Some have rather large teeth and large mouths that can really cause some damage.

Take care, and respect these wonderful animals.

http://mobile.news.com.au/technology/science/huge-jumping-fish-kills-five-year-old-girl-in-florida/story-fnjwkt0b-1227429096597

 

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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