NEW services manual of The Fish Vet (2017).

The Fish Vet is the only aquatic veterinary practice that combines a mobile service for on-site support, as well as off-site veterinary pathology testing, offering our clients a complete and comprehensive veterinary service.

If it lives in water, choose the wetter vets!

Together, our team of aquatic veterinarians and fish health specialists services crustacea (prawns/shrimp), finfish aquaculture (salmonids, barramundi, silver perch, and more), molluscs (abalone, oysters), ornamental pet fishes (koi, goldfish, Cichlids, marines), public aquaria (sharks, rays, Syngnathids), educational institutions (zebrafish), and more.

DOWNLOAD the latest version here – TFV Services and Fees 2017.pdf

NB: TFV’s email address and its delivery/postal addresses have not changed.

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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

Mobile Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.

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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.

Are you getting good advice and diagnostics, when you need it?

In a recent report by the OIE, on the Performance of [Government] Veterinary Services, they state: "It was highlighted that staff levels in some jurisdictions are not just stretched for emergencies but they are stretched now and these services are managing to cope because they are prioritising work and some work is not being carried out fully or at all. In several jurisdictions staff levels are seen as severely inadequate… concerns about increasing costs and delays in the laboratory services required for effective surveillance. There are some difficulties as well in providing veterinary cover in remote areas. Areas of reduced rural laboratory services occur in some jurisdictions… and may be stretched beyond their limits in case of animal disease emergencies." – source:

http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Support_to_OIE_Members/docs/pdf/FinalReport_PVS_Australia.pdf

This will negatively impact your bottom-line.

You can support your state veterinary laboratories by using veterinarians who know how, and what to submit to the labs for testing, as part of your aquatic animal health management plan.


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

Mobile Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.

Update on the white spot syndrome viral disease in prawns – Queensland, Australia.

So far, reports state that five prawn farms have now been affected, and the disease has been found in native crustaceans in the Logan River.

In a recent press-release, it states that "no definitive source of prawn disease has been found.’

“We are still looking at a number of pathways that may have resulted in the white spot disease incursion in Queensland, including imported feed or probiotics, contaminated equipment, or even discarded uncooked prawns—or bits of prawns—that were purchased to eat.

“…fishers using infected imported prawns for bait is one possible pathway for this disease to get into our river system and onto prawn farms—and is why prawns imported for human consumption should never be used for bait.”

The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources is responsible for managing Australia’s biosecurity system which is in place to safeguard Australia’s agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries worth over $60 billion to our economy.

In a knee-jerk reaction, Australia now bans import of raw prawns from countries where WSSV is endemic. This is contrary to the pro-active approach in banning imported raw salmon and pork products. Is it a little too late?

While a lot of effort is going into finding out where and when the disease came into Australia, I’d expect considerable efforts are also going into surveying our native crustacean and polychaete populations (wild and farmed), to prove freedom from disease… otherwise, the ban on imported raw prawn products will be seen as an unfair trade-barrier.

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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
Mobile Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.

W: http://www.thefishvet.com.au
Ph: +61 (0)421 822 383
Skype: thefishvet
President WAVMA 2014
Adjunct Lecturer Murdoch University
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The Fish Vet – Sydney – availabilities

Just letting you know that our colleague in New South Wales will be unavailable from 24 January to 3rd February, 2017. Our colleague will be attending the Australia and New Zealand Zebrafish Husbandry Workshop.

So if you’re thinking of getting your fish checked, please book us in sooner rather than later.

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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

Mobile Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.

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What’s your diagnosis? The problems with treating fish diseases are…

Quite often, if your fish presents with parasites, you can be almost certain, there may be other problems too.

Recently, I had a client losing fish from lice. This is easily enough to diagnose without special equipment. There are a variety of medicines you can use that’s suitable, but if you were to treat for lice alone, then you’re in for a shock.

Using my microscope, I was also able to diagnose two other parasitic diseases: Trichodina and gill fluke infestations. So treating for lice alone would still leave the fish owners with problems that would continue to kill more fish, if left undiagnosed.

Even if it were a simple single lice problem, treatments may fail for a variety of reasons: with drugs not working (e.g. incorrectly administered, wrong dose, poor water circulation, drug resistance, rapid drug degradation, etc), or drugs being harmful (e.g. drug interactions, effect on biofilter, species toxicity, etc.).

This is why I firmly believe that to have an effective cure, a site visit by myself or one of my veterinary colleagues is vital to save your fish. The clients are ever so happy that they had been referred to us, earlier rather than later, because they’d otherwise struggle and become frustrated with their losses.

The big question is, how much does it cost to get a veterinarian out? To put in economic perspective, clients typically lose somewhere between several hundred to thousands of dollars with ineffectual, randomly recommended treatments. Our fees typically range from $200-350, inclusive of treatment.

Don’t hesitate to call on The Fish Vet for any fish health and disease problems. Better still, call us to arrange for preventive health check-ups.


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.
http://www.thefishvet.com.au
Ph: +61 421 822 383

Biosecurity and new-fish protocol for pet Koi.

Fish translocation is the main mechanism of disease spread. What are the common diseases that can plague your pond? How can you mitigate the risks? This talk will cover all these issues, saving your beloved koi fish from disease, remembering, prevention is better than cure.

Access the presentation here –
http://wavma.vetacademy.biz/catalog/info/id:136


Yours sincerely,

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

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

Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.
http://www.thefishvet.com.au
Ph: +61 421 822 383

The Fish Vet provides diagnostic services for all things fish, Australia-wide.

TheFishVet’s Team provides a one-stop-shop to aquatic veterinary health services and diagnostics, on-site & off-site:

Diagnostics
Medicines for Treatment
Prevention / Biosecurity
Education and Training
Research

We cater for all aquatic animal species including pet-fish (goldfish, koi and cichlids), aquacultured food-fish (abalone, barramundi, salmonids, perch), and aquatic animals in public aquaria (sharks and rays), research projects and for export testing.

The Fish Vet has an expert team of veterinarians in 5 locations, Australia-wide:

Dr Loh – BSc, BVMS, MPhil, MANZCVS (Aquatics & Pathobiology), CertAqV

Based in Perth, Western Australia, has expertise in ornamental fish medicine, management of public aquaria, and pathology/laboratory testing. He is a Certified Aquatic Veterinarian, a NATA-accredited signatory, and has completed post-graduate examinations in both Pathobiology, and Aquatic Animal Health.

Dr Brown – BSc, BVMS, CertFHP, MANZCVS (Aquatics)

Based in Melbourne, Victoria, Dr Brown has expertise in salmonid and abalone production, and also operates as a small animal veterinary practitioner.

Dr Nedved – BVSc (Hons) BScAgr (Hons)

Based in Sydney, New South Wales, Dr Nedved manages a large zebrafish facility in Sydney including overseeing the veterinary care and breeding programs. She has experience with aquatic species including fish, amphibians and reptiles as well as specialised experience in artificial breeding of zebrafish including in-vitro fertilization and sperm freezing.

Ms Gomes – BVM, MVM, CertAqV

Based on Bribie Island, Queensland, Ms Gomes has extensive expertise in prawn/shrimp (from her native land of Brazil), and barramundi and molecular diagnostics from her PhD.

Dr Hayakijkosol – BVSc, MSc, PhD, CertAqV

Based in Townsville, Queensland, our aquatic animal specialist has a strong molecular background in aquatic animal diseases diagnostics and experience in aquatic species including fish, crustaceans and turtles.

If you need help and are not near these locations, call us to see what we can arrange. Our team is ready to be mobilised, or we can provide off-site testing.

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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
Mobile Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.

W: http://www.thefishvet.com.au
Ph: +61 (0)421 822 383
Skype: thefishvet
President WAVMA 2014
Adjunct Lecturer Murdoch University
See advert on YouTube.