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-&-Fees-2017 (postal address updated 23/2/2017).

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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.

Master of Science in “Aquatic Production and Veterinary Health” begins in September 2017.

CityU’s School of Veterinary Medicine is proud to announce that we are offering a MSc in Aquatic Production and Veterinary Health jointly with the University of Stirling, beginning in September 2017.

 

Aquaculture has been the fastest growing animal production sector globally for the past three decades and with Asia producing over 90% of the world’s aquatic products, it is essential that expertise is built up in the region to ensure the production of safe and sustainable products.

 

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.cityu.edu.hk/svm/en/Programmes/MSAPVH/Introduction/index.html

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I see fish parasites. But can you?

Here I share with you some line drawings of the approximate, relative sizes of microscopic parasites of freshwater fishes with a one millimetre scale bar (0.1 cm). 

Can you believe that some people claim to be able to diagnose these without running tests? It’s no wonder that fishes are getting sold cocktails of drugs that don’t work, and people lose hope as more and more fish die; and in their frustration, give up fishkeeping for life. 

Now I share with you, some comments by a fellow member from the fish fraternity:

[That’s the] massive problem with barack room pretend [fish doctors], unfortunately we have lots in the [fishkeeping] fraternity. Of course they all mean well but epitomise “the little knowledge is a dangerous thing” phrase, and a couple of these self-appointed idiot “experts”are especially problematic and not part of any meaningful solution IMHO.  The USA has worse problems as the availabilty of the medicines is much more prevalent. I’ve been banging on for years about the dangers of antibiotic abuse, largely on deaf ears I fear.

I doubt anyone can see these bugs that are a fraction of a millimetre in size! At The Fish Vet, we are all veterinary graduates, with aquatic experience. 
Know how to tell the difference between a qualified fish veterinarian, and a self-appointed “fish doctor.”

Have you seen a more massive prawn than this?

They’re bigger than a lobster! Learn more here – http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-22/forearm-sized-prawn-caught-in-the-gulf-of-carpentaria/8376430?pfmredir=sm


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.

I always knew fish were humans!

FISH – Frankfurt International School Herald : Are Fish Replacing Rodents?

Learn more here –

http://fisherald.com/are-fish-replacing-rodents/


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.

Non-specific Immunity of Fish Skin: watch free webinar recording. 

The recorded WebCEPD webinar B-1030: Non-specific Immunity of Fish Skin Mucus presented by Dr. Tae Sung Jung, is now available at https://www.wavma.org/Webinars/b-1030-non-specific-immunity-of-fish-skin-mucus.  Other previously recorded webinars are available at www.wavma.org/WebCEPD.

 

Viewing Recorded Webinars & Obtaining Veterinary CEPD Credit

As WAVMA WebCEPD recorded webinars become available, they will be incorporated to the new WAVMA e-Learning Portal.  With WAVMA now part of theWorld Continuing Education Alliance (WCEA), a network of veterinary organizations and other educators that is being spearheaded by the World Veterinary Association, WAVMA’s e-Learning Portal will serve as a source of web-based Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD) for veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary technicians/nurses throughout the world.

 

Currently the recorded webinars can be viewed at no charge.  However, because of the investment WAVMA has made to join the WCEA initiative, obtaining CEPD credit by taking a KSA associated with each webinar (a short knowledge & skills assessment or quiz to ensure you have met the learning objectives) WAVMA has to charge a nominal fee (US$5.00 for WAVMA Student Members, $15.00 for all other Members, and $25.00 for non-members/guests). 

 

Below each webinar announcement on the WebCEPD page (www.wavma.org/WebCEPD), clicking on “Training materials and Credits are now available for this event” will take you to the KSA.  WAVMA Members will be provided a discount code for taking the KSA and receiving a CEPD certificate. Copy or write this code down as it will needed when you click on “Buy e-Learning” and proceed to PayPal.  WAVMA’s secure PayPal account allows you to use a credit card, or if you have a PayPal account, your bank account or PayPal credit.  A PDF handout of the presentation is downloadable once you are in the WAVMA e-Learning system.

 

We hope the information in this and other WAVMA WebCEPD session will be useful for understanding the art and science of aquatic veterinary medicine.

 

WAVMA WebCEPD/e-Leaning Administrators

administrators@wavma.org

 

Discover more about the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association at www.WAVMA.org.

Get listed in the on-line Directory of Aquatic Veterinarians by registering atwww.AquaVetMed.info.

 

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Jung, Tae Sung  D.V.M., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Lab. of Aquatic Animal Diseases
College of Veterinary Medicine
Gyeongsang National University
900 Gazwadong, Jinju, 
Gyeongnam, South Korea 660-701
Office: +82-55-772-2350

Mobile: +82-10-8545-9310

Fax: +82-55-762-6733

E-mail: jungts@gnu.ac.kr/jungts@gmail.com

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Our fish vet mascot makes a splash!

Just for laughs, we strategically placed our mascot to pose as a legitimate “sculpture by the sea” in Cottesloe last weekend. 

Here are some of the responses it got:

“That’s my favourite sculpture in the whole place!”

“Is that a frog or a fish?”

“It’s to represent evolution..(and some B.S. later…)… it’s a good omen.”

“What’s your sculpture called?”

“Urgh! Where’s the QR code?”

(A little girl cuddled it and didn’t want to let it go).

Why are fishers fighting the reduced size limits?

Reading the article in today’s West Australian newspaper makes me wonder why the recreational fishers are against the recommendations to reduce size limits. It makes perfect sense that fish which cannot be rehabilitated prior to release, be humanely slaughtered for consumption. Perhaps this change in ruling is unwelcome becauss it may cut short fishing expeditions because people may reach their bag-limit sooner?

Seems like scientific evidence may be defeated by public opinion.

Read more about the arguments for and against size-limits for recreational fishing, in my previous blog –

https://thefishvet.com/2016/11/17/sensible-fishing-rules/

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.