Secrets revealed in Dr Loh’s Fish Vetting Series.

There are no secrets in the treatment of fish diseases as seen in Dr Loh’s new YouTube channel < http://tinyurl.com/thefishdoctor >.

You can learn more about how it is done with his practical manuals and instructional videos, available from his website (use your desktop computer).

This series of publications has helped promote fish health and welfare globally:

Fish Vetting Essentials (book)

Fish Vetting Medicines – Formulary of Fish Treatments (book)

Get your copies today and begin fish vetting with confidence.

Go to – https://shopping.thefishvet.com.au/

About the author:

As “The Fish Vet”, Dr Richmond Loh and his team across Australia provide veterinary, and
pathology services for a range of clients including pet fish, display aquaria, retailers and fish farmers.
He has been admitted to the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists by
examinations in the subjects of Pathobiology, and Aquatic Animal Health. He is a Certified Aquatic
Veterinarian and has been awarded the George Alexander International Fellowship by the
International Specialised Skills Institute.

Pertinent Posts:

• President of the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association (WAVMA, 2014)

• Secretary for the Aquatic Animal Health Chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College
of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS, 2015)

• Senior Adjunct Lecturer at Murdoch University

• WAVMA Webinar co-ordinator/moderator (2013 to
present).

See also:

Aquatic Veterinary Medicine – Specific to cultured, display and wild aquatic life

The Fish Vet’s Services

The Fish Vet offers a comprehensive aquatic veterinary services in a range of locations across Australia.

Our aquatic veterinarians are based in Perth (WA), Sydney/Earlwood (NSW), Melbourne/Brunswick (Victoria) and Canberra (ACT).

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)

DOWNLOAD OUR SERVICES MANUAL –>

THE FISH VETS’ SERVICES MANUAL

Fish are going places!

Why did the fish cross the road?

Do fish have a 3 second memory?

O the places they will go… They’re not just crossing the road, but are driving robots!

Watch at this link. It gives a new definition to “Fish tank”!

https://fb.watch/eMeS-40Jxy/

Blindness in fish

Many people have asked me how fish cope whenever I perform surgery to remove a diseased eye in fish (watch video – https://youtu.be/TeFySlymViI ).

Other reasons for blindness in occurs when fish develop cataracts which can reduce visual acuity in fish and may eventually lead to blindness.

In our latest video, we show you a goldfish with an overgrown wen ( link – https://youtu.be/JzN-eViqTi4 ). Practically blind because the of the excess growth of the hood, but would have been able to detect changes in lighting.

Fish are able to adapt to blindness as most fish have a sixth sense, their lateral line system. Their lateral line system allows fish to detect minuscule electrical currents and vibrations that may be created by prey items and food and their mates. However, they ought to be housed with slow feeders and be given ample opportunity to feel for their food.

Schooling fish use their lateral line system to swim in synchronicity, changing directions instantaneously.

Many fish can live long happy lives even if blind. In fact there are a species of fish that are naturally blind, called blind cave fish where they only have vestigial eyes. And spare a thought for those fish that live in the deep dark abyss.


Yours sincerely,

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

Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.

THE FISH VET
Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.
Locations: Perth | Sydney | Melbourne | Canberra – with affiliates in Singapore | London (UK)
Web: http://www.thefishvet.com.au
Ph: +61 421 822 383
Mail: PO Box 5164, East Victoria Park, WA 6981, Australia.

Fish medicine becoming a specialty for veterinarians

“Leaders in fish medicine hope to gain recognition of their field as a specialty in veterinary medicine… The letter of intent submitted by the AAFV and WAVMA states that the specialty would be open to veterinarians working in all sectors of fish medicine, including pet care, zoo and aquarium medicine, commercial aquaculture, academia, research, natural resources, and regulatory work.”

Read more here and here

Fish Health Section of the Asian Fisheries Society Recorded Webinars

Recorded webinars 1-5 can be viewed using the following links



Video Recording: Fish Health Section Webinar 1 – “Beauty and the Beast: Important Parasites of Fish” – Click here to view


Video Recording: Fish Health Section Webinar 2 – “Pathogen Free: Non-infectious Diseases and Disorders of Aquatic Animals” – Click here to view


Video Recording: Fish Health Section Webinar 3 – “Fish Vaccination: Theory, Innovations and Application” – Click here to view


Video Recording: Fish Health Section Webinar 4 – “Small and Terrible! Significant Bacterial Diseases in Aquaculture” – Click here to view


Video Recording: Fish Health Section Webinar 5 – “Viral Diseases of Aquatic Animals” – Click here to view



For more information on the group, visit – http://www.fhs-afs.net

Short course on Health and Colony Management of Laboratory Fish


September 18-23, 2022
MDI Biological Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine

This is a short course for veterinarians, technicians, trainees, principal investigators, and core managers who utilize or plan to utilize fish models in laboratory research. The course is directed by Michael Kent, Ph.D., College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University. Course faculty include: Rodman G. Getchell, Ph.D., Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine; Christian Lawrence, M.S., Children’s Hospital Boston; and Chris Whipps, Ph.D., Department of Environmental Biology, SUNY.

The course is offered at the MDI Biological Laboratory, located in Bar Harbor, Maine on Mount Desert Island, the home of Acadia National Park. It is intended to help laboratory technicians, researchers, and veterinarians monitor and maintain the health of a colony of aquatic organisms, focusing on zebrafish. This course is appropriate for veterinarians and veterinary trainees, as well as technical staff, students, postdocs, and investigators.

The course consists of lectures, laboratory exercises with a high faculty to student ratio, and discussion. During the course, there are ample opportunities for students to discuss unusual and/or unsolved diagnostic case experiences from their home laboratories as problem-solving exercises.

Health and Colony Management of Laboratory Fish 2022



For more information, visit the MDI Biological Laboratory course page <https://mdibl.org/education/courses/&gt; or email the Education Office at education@mdibl.org.

The lethal effects of insecticides on fish. How can you remedy the situation?

Apparrently, the best time to have your home sprayed for pests is in late winter to early spring. And pesticides are best applied in the cooler part of the day such as the early morning, especially when there is no wind.

Our client had a disastrous outcome with fish dying in their pond after a pest controller had applied bifenthrin insecticide to their yard.

To see what dangers fish face, and how to rescue them, watch our latest video – https://youtu.be/puwVzi-TWu8


Yours sincerely,

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

Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.

THE FISH VET
Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.
Locations: Perth | Sydney | Melbourne | Canberra | Townsville | Singapore | London (UK)
Web: http://www.thefishvet.com.au
Ph: +61 421 822 383
Mail: PO Box 5164, East Victoria Park, WA 6981, Australia.