Did you know THE-FISH-VET is in Perth – Melbourne – Sydney – Brisbane – Townsville?

The Fish Vet offers a comprehensive aquatic veterinary services in a range of locations across Australia. Our veterinarians are based in Perth (WA), Brunswick (Victoria) and Sydney/Gosford (NSW). Aquatic specialists based in Brisbane/Bribie Island & Townsville, Queensland.

The Fish Vet, a one-stop-shop: there is no duplication of work, and no loss of time or information between management and consultant.

Services offered through The Fish Vet include:

  • Diagnosis and treatment for diseases
  • Management advice
  • Health certification
  • Supply of veterinary resources
  • Education and research

We service the following sectors:

  • Pet ornamentals (e.g. home aquariums, pond, aquaponics)
  • Display aquaria (e.g. public aquariums and zoos)
  • Commercial ornamentals (e.g. ornamental fish farms, retailers, wholesalers, exporters)
  • Education (e.g. universities, researchers, hobby groups)

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Fish Vetting Medicines: Formulary of Fish Treatments.

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.

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.

Puppies born without eyes; fish born with 2 or 3 heads!

… and cancers… Do they have something in common?

A report found “chemicals may be a contributing factor in some of the events that were investigated.”

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Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, NATA Signatory.

Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.

Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.
Web: http://www.thefishvet.com.au
Ph: +61 421 822 383
Mail: PO Box 5164, East Victoria Park, WA 6981, Australia.

WAVMA member, Dr. Jessie Sanders’ AVMA webinar on Aquatic Veterinary Practice.

Don’t miss WAVMA member Dr. Jessie Sanders’ upcoming AVMA webinar!

"Upcoming webinar will dive deep into aquatic veterinary medicine
Aquatic veterinary medicine is a growing specialty in the field of animal health, and it’s getting a close-up in the AVMA Veterinary Career Center’s upcoming webinar.
Aquatic veterinarians are experts in the clinical and diagnostic treatment, research and pathology of aquatic animals, from goldfish to dolphins to farmed seafood. If you are fascinated by the health and welfare of marine mammals, fish, sea turtles and aquatic invertebrates, this webinar is a great way for you to learn more about a career in this field.
Dr. Jessie Sanders, an all-aquatic veterinary practice owner and member of the AVMA’s Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Committee, will discuss her experience as an aquatic veterinarian and different career opportunities in the field during a live webinar with the AVMA Veterinary Career Center on Nov. 16 at noon Central Time.
Join Dr. Sanders and the AVMA Veterinary Career Center for this free, one-hour webinar. You can expect to learn about:

  1. The day-to-day work of an aquatic veterinarian in private practice or aquarium practice
  2. The role aquatic veterinarians play in the USDA’s oversite of the aquaculture industry
  3. Common medical cases and challenges that present in aquatic veterinary medicine
  4. The education, skills, and experience needed to enter this field

Veterinarians who attend the live webinar will be eligible to receive 1 hour of continuing education (CE) credit. The webinar also will be recorded for on-demand viewing, but CE credit is available only for live attendees. Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your seat soon.
Dr. Sanders is the owner and chief veterinarian of Aquatic Veterinary Services, an all-aquatic private practice located in Santa Cruz, Calif. She is a certified aquatic veterinarian through the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association, and a member of the American Association of Fish Veterinarians as well as the American Veterinary Medical Association."
Source AVMA

Learn more about this webinar and register at http://tinyurl.com/y9uh3822.

Symposium on aquatic animals, Sydney.

Don’t let this one swim past you!

Join us at the upcoming symposium on aquatic animals to be held 31 January to 2 February 2018 hosted at the UNSW Sydney.

The main theme of this year’s event is fish health and welfare.

The symposium covers aquatic species in research, wild and public aquariums with a special focus on laboratory zebrafish during the second day of the symposium.

We have confirmed the following expert speakers:

Professor Craig Johnson will be speaking about fish pain

Dr Marcus Crim presenting advances in zebrafish health monitoring

A/Prof Culum Brown speaking about fish intelligence and sentience

Dr Richmond Loh speaking about diseases of freshwater fish

The event will be of interest to aquarists and aquatic professionals, animal technicians, facility managers, veterinarians, animal welfare officers and AEC members.

For more information please refer to the symposium website: https://research.unsw.edu.au/aquatics-symposium-2018

Abstract submissions close 20 Dec 2017 and registration closes 12 January 2018.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or require further information.

Hope to see you there…

Dr Lucie Nedved BVSc (Hons), BScAgr (Hons)

Animal Welfare Officer, Research Ethics & Compliance Support

UNSW Sydney


T: +61 (2) 9385 7389

M: +61 466 201 323

E: l.nedved@unsw.edu.au; animalcare@unsw.edu.au

W: unsw.edu.au

How we can magic carp into salmon!

Here’s a “novel idea” for carp control. So far, there’s been a lot of discussions centering upon the “uselessness” of carp, that they’re not good for eating, and the best use of them is as fertiliser (Charlie Carp fertiliser available at Bunnings).

It’s long been known that aquaculture feeds are becoming increasingly expensive due to competitive use for artemia as larval fish feed, and fish meal (usually marine caught trash fish) being used for numerous aquacultured fish species. Several feed companies are now substituting fish meal with soy meal and the sort, however, these ingredients are also on the price rise, with so many competing uses for them.

Could we satisfy both carp control, and aquaculturist, if instead of eradicating carp, harvest them to turn into fish meal? This fish meal can be used as food for salmon, trout, barramundi, kingfish and many other farmed fish species. The list is endless!

Benefits I see:

1. Good starting point as fish feed since most of the nutrients are already in the fish, and would be high in omega-3 from the natural feeds available to them.

2. It’s “free”.

3. Turns “trash” into feed.

4. It’s sustainable.

5. Preserves Australia’s status as free of KHV (OIE-listed notifiable disease).

Let’s not waste our resources.

Let’s not waste Australia.

I invite your input and comments.

Fish Joke for Monday-itis: X marks the spot

Two guys rent a boat and go fishing. They catch a lot of fish and return to the docks…

Fisherman 1: I hope you remember the spot where we caught all the fish!?

Fisherman 2: “Yes” I even drew an ‘X’ on the side of the boat to mark the spot.

Fisherman 1: You Idiot! How do you know we will get the same boat???

With thanks to Kyle.

Have a FINtastic week! R <+>{

NSW Cichlid Society invites presentations by The Fish Vets – Drs Richmond Loh & Lucie Nedved.

Join us this Saturday 4th November, 7.30 p.m. sharp at Nuwarra Public School, MacKay Avenue, Moorebank, NSW.

We will be sharing some insights on Cichlid fish diseases and treatments, case studies; complete with heaps of pictures and video footage.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, NATA Signatory.

Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.

Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.
Web: http://www.thefishvet.com.au
Ph: +61 421 822 383
Mail: PO Box 5164, East Victoria Park, WA 6981, Australia.