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.

How to fix a broken turtle shell.

Our colleague, Dr Ellen Rasidi, shows how to repair a broken carapace on a tortoise –

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Fish on anti-deppressants!

"Antidepressants can affect the feeding behaviour of fish or their survival instincts – some fish won’t acknowledge the presence of predators as much."

‘Fish are receiving this cocktail of drugs 24 hours a day, and we are now finding these drugs in their brains.’

I guess we’ve to stop eating fish brains!

Read more – https://www-cbc-ca.cdn.ampproject.org/c/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4274735


Yours sincerely,

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

Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.
PERTH | MELBOURNE | SYDNEY | TOWNSVILLE | BRIBIE ISLAND.
THE FISH VET – AUSTRALIA.

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.

The Fish Vet is The Fish Doctor! – Join over 10,000 subscribers on our NEW YouTube Channel

I’ve surrendered myself to adopting the misnomer, The Fish Doctor. I guess a fish veterinarian is a doctor for fish… well that’s how I often have to explain, what I’d thought was already self-explanatory…

Anyway, in our newest social media platform on YouTube, we take you through the amazing ways we as veterinarians can help heal our aquatic animals from all sorts of diseases.

I also hope that it becomes apparent that it’s almost impossible to make a diagnosis, let alone give advice for treatments without having physically examined the patient.

Watch some of our popular videos on the following topics:

  • How to treat a floating goldfish – link
  • How to treat fish with intestinal worms (white stringy faeces) – link
  • How to identify and treat white spot disease in fish (ich) – link
  • How to differentiate the causes of dropsy and their treatment – link
  • Treating fish that is not eating and is floating – link
  • Diagnosis and treatment of egg-bound goldfish – link
  • Diagnosing and treating koi pond parasites – link
  • Surgical removal of skin tumour from a Betta – link

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Please note that the opinions expressed on this channel and by Dr Loh are created for educational and informational purposes only, and are not intended as a diagnosis, treatment or as a substitute for professional Veterinary advice, diagnosis and treatment. If you have a question or concern about your own fish, please consult a local Veterinarian or professional to address your needs or concerns, or for advice on specific treatments for your aquatic pets.

The Fish Doctor Channel does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, medical treatments, pharmaceuticals, brand names, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation. Names are for the information and education of the viewing public, and the mention of any of the above on the channel does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by The Fish Doctor channel or Dr Loh.

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Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics & Pathobiology), CertAqV, CMAVA, NATA Signatory.
Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist
THE FISH VET, AUSTRALIA – PERTH | SYDNEY | MELBOURNE | TOWNSVILLE | BRIBIE ISLAND

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Humane killing of crustaceans for cooking in your own home kitchen.

Crustacea are invertebrates, and currently, they have been put in the “too hard basket” for the purposes of animal welfare.

But there are cases where people have been prosecuted for cruelty to lobsters – https://thefishvet.com/2017/02/21/crimes-against-crustaceans-nicholas-seafood-convicted-of-cruelty-to-lobster/

The best way to despatch a live crustacean is to electrocute them. There is a recent product called Crustastun –
“NO need to boil or butcher alive; Reduces harmful bacteria; Fast, clean and efficient; NO need for prior chilling…”

See – http://crustastun.com/

But how would you do it in an ordinary domestic kitchen? One acceptable way is to cut them longitudinally to quickly destroy the major ganglia. But what if you don’t have the strength and skill to do this in one quick blow?

Here, we show you the chilling-prior-to-boiling method, which is currently acceptable practice –
https://youtu.be/Nbckf2bb610


Yours sincerely,

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

Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.
PERTH | MELBOURNE | SYDNEY | TOWNSVILLE | BRIBIE ISLAND.
THE FISH VET – AUSTRALIA.

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.

A lake the size of 14 olympic swimming pools drained to catch one single fish! Is it justified?

Very interesting article.

Is it a drastic action?

Looks like an artificial lake and it is used as a swimming beach for families with young children.

It can be easily refilled.

So removal of a deadly venomous fish would be justifiable.

Read more – http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/animals/elusive-gold-coast-stonefish-captured-in-evandale-lake/news-story/0e8f295b8e3542c6337a5f530a770f3c


Yours sincerely,

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

Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.
PERTH | MELBOURNE | SYDNEY | TOWNSVILLE | BRIBIE ISLAND.
THE FISH VET – AUSTRALIA.

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.

How and why, entertain fish?

"Studies have shown that fish that are raised, motivated and intellectually stimulated are more successful when it comes to restocking programs.

There is mounting evidence that captive fish should be taught basic life skills before entering the wild.

Clever fish are raised in a hatchery with rocks, pebbles, and plastic plants, adornments that provide mental stimulation. Dumb fish are raised in a bare tank, the usual environment for billions of hatchery fish…

…fish born to wild parents and raised in enriched environments had better developed brains and had eaten more food of better quality…

…fish in the enriched tanks were less stressed and therefore less prone to disease…"

Read more – http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20140916-how-do-you-entertain-a-fish

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Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics & Pathobiology), CertAqV, CMAVA, NATA Signatory.
Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist
THE FISH VET, AUSTRALIA – PERTH | SYDNEY | MELBOURNE | TOWNSVILLE | BRIBIE ISLAND

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