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), Brunswick (Victoria), Sydney/Gosford (NSW) and Duffy (ACT). Our aquatic specialists are based in Townsville (Queensland) and in Singapore.

 

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 –> TFV Services and Fees 2018-19

Fish Joke for Monday-itis: cougars

Did you know that fish invented the term, “Cougars?”
Nearly all barramundi are born male, then turn into females when they are three to four years old. This means female barramundi can only be courted by younger men!

Source

Have a FINtastic week!

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How do you know what dose to use, when treating sick fish with medicines?

Here is an excellent article showing that more is not better.

https://thefishsite.com/articles/solving-the-sea-lice-burden-a-question-of-concentration

There are no easy answers to every fish disease treatments. Sometimes it takes a lower dose, plus a number of other measures for more effective and successful treatment.

In the above article, the experienced farmers usually have an aquatic veterinary team to help them navigate through fish disease issues, and to avoid nasty disasters where the cure is worse than the disease.

At The Fish Vet, no two clients ever have the same treatment regimen, because all cases are unique. We account for factors such as host species, water parameters, pathogen/s, historical data, and our first-hand local experience. Our veterinarians are based across Australia, in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra.

Watch some examples of the diverse problems we encounter at – http//tinyurl.com/thefishdoctor

ABC reports on the potential disaster that KHV will be for Australian waterways.

Recently I was asked to perform a necropsy on a client’s fish that had been dead for a little under 2 days. I forewarned them that it would be of little diagnostic value, especially if it had been left in a plastic bag, floating in bucket of pond water all this time. Braving it, I double-gloved to begin. As soon as I opened the bag, the stench sent my client dry-retching and stepping several meters away.

Read on to see what the ABC and interviewees have to say about the conditions that would follow if the koi herpesvirus is released –

http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2018-04-08/swimmers-safe-from-carp-infected-with-herpes/9625576

Let’s hope it’s not short-term gain for long-term pain.

Check out the mortality rates in non-target species! Final report: Phase 3 of the carp herpesvirus project (CyHV-3) – PestSmart Connect

As veterinarians, we are fully aware of the species-specificity of herpesviruses.

BUT there are a few exceptions – the simian cercopithecine herpes B virus (which can infect monkeys and humans) and Aujeszky’s disease virus (which affects pigs and a wide range of other animals including cattle, sheep, goats, dogs, cats, mink, foxes, raccoons and rats). Malignant catarrhal fever is another herpesvirus that when it jumps from its natural sheep host to infect cattle, produces severe acute disease that is almost always fatal!

We know how the koi herpesvirus acts in its natural host [common carp (and koi)] – that it’s highly temperature-dependent, and that size matters (immature/small carp more susceptible at 70-90% mortality rate, compared to adults <30% mortality rate).

We’d like to know if the NCCP have checked whether these temperature and size factors could bear a similar susceptibility/resistance pattern for non-target species with commercial and recreational importance like the rainbow trout, silver perch and Murray cod.

We have seen from experiments published by the investigators in their reports 1 and 3 that these fish used in their experiments resulted in high mortalities.

The full report 3 can be downloaded from –

https://www.pestsmart.org.au/final-report-phase-3-carp-herpesvirus-project-cyhv-3/
Yours sincerely,

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

Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.
PERTH | MELBOURNE | SYDNEY | CANBERRA |TOWNSVILLE | SINGAPORE
THE FISH VET

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.

I’m going to Japan!

Dr Loh (Perth office) is on leave and unavailable until 6th May.

If you’d like to book an appointment with our veterinarians in other cities (e.g. Melbourne, Sydney or Canberra), please use our Contact Form at – http://thefishvet.com.au/contact_us.html

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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 | Canberra | Townsville | SINGAPORE

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Tropical fish veterinarian job available.

City University of Hong Kong is looking for a tropical fish veterinarian to help with veterinary curriculum development and to start a tropical fish vet service. The position would be for 1 year at approximately $60-120,000 HKD per month.

Register your interest with Dr Sophie St-Hilaire, Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health, College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences, Hong Kong.

Email: ssthilai@cityU.edu.hk

Final report: Phase 3 of the carp herpesvirus project (CyHV-3) – PestSmart Connect

Oh dear…

They have transferred "the Indonesian strain of CyHV-3 (the C07 strain) from the secure to the non-secure area at AAHL" and they believe this to be "an important achievement".

Let’s hope this doesn’t escape testing facilities prematurely, and only after there has been agreeance by all Australian states.

Read more.-
https://www.pestsmart.org.au/final-report-phase-3-carp-herpesvirus-project-cyhv-3/


Yours sincerely,

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

Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.
PERTH | MELBOURNE | SYDNEY | CANBERRA |TOWNSVILLE | SINGAPORE
THE FISH VET

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.

Aquatic/Fish Sessions at WSAVA 2018, Singapore

WAVMA AQUATIC MEDICINE WETLAB WORKSHOP

A workshop that will provide hands-on experience in the care and handling of fish species. This session will review a variety of handling, restraint, sample collection techniques and other techniques focusing on fish species.

Date and Time:

Monday, 24 September, 10:00

Location:

Temasek Polytechnic

Instructors:

Dr. Richmond Loh, Dr. Julius Tepper & Dr. Nick Saint-Erne

Learning Objectives:

This introductory laboratory will provide interactive hands-on experiences for veterinarians, technicians and other support personnel involved in the care and handling of fish species. This basic hands-on workshop will review a variety of handling, restraint, sample collection techniques and other techniques focusing on fish species. This is training for practices wanting to enhance their practice by adding fish or for those who need to update their skills with fish species. Restraint, medication administration, and sampling techniques will be demonstrated by faculty and performed by students.

Interactive labs are meant to educate graduate veterinarians and veterinary technicians in state of the art techniques involving clinical procedures applicable to animal health and animal well-being. The advancement of knowledge resulting from these interactive laboratory venues shall improve the clinical care expertise and technical skills of the participant, the end result of which is improved veterinary medical care.

WAVMA ORNAMENTAL FISH SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

Date:

Tuesday, 25 September

Location:

Marina Bay Sands

Instructors:

Dr. Richmond Loh, Dr. Julius Tepper & Dr. Nick Saint-Erne

Topics:

  • Supplies and equipment to practice aquatic veterinary medicine. Saint-Erne, USA
  • Water Quality Assessment in Aquatic Vet Medicine. Saint-Erne, USA
  • Clinical Aspects of Design and Function of Aquasystems Tepper, USA
  • Cutaneous Lesions in Koi. Tepper, USA
  • Anesthesia in Aquatic Vet Medicine. Loh, Australia
  • Therapeutics in Aquatic Vet Medicine. Loh, Australia

Aquatic Pet Medicine and World Rabies Day

Date:

Friday, 28 September

Location:

Marina Bay Sands

Instructors:

Dr. David Scarfe

Topic:

  • International Efforts to Validate Day-1 Competency in Aquatic Veterinary Education. Scarfe, USA

REGISTER NOW – https://wsava2018.com/

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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 | Canberra | Townsville | SINGAPORE

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Gill Health Symposium for Marine Fish

…with Professor Mark Powell (University of Bergen) and Dr Neill Herbert (University of Auckland). The symposium will be held in Singapore on 21-23 November 2018.

This 3 day symposium will focus on the function and form of fish gills in the face of a changing ocean environment with emphasis on ocean warming and acidification.
The symposium will bring together scientists with expertise in a variety of disciplines such as marine biology, ecology, ecophysiology, environmental chemistry, aquaculture and fisheries. The goal of the symposium is to create small teams of discipline experts to co-author topic reviews to be submitted as part of a special research topic in Frontiers of Marine Science.


The symposium will bring together scientists with expertise in a variety of disciplines such as marine biology, ecology, ecophysiology, environmental chemistry, aquaculture and fisheries. The goal of the symposium is to create small teams of discipline experts to co-author topic reviews to be submitted as part of a special research topic in Frontiers of Marine Science.

For more information, please contact Dr Joy Becker or see http://sydney.edu.au/science/life-environment/research/gill-health-symposium.shtml to register.