Free Webinar: Water Quality 101 for the Practicing Fish Doctors.

WAVMA Webinar B-1010 – Water Quality 101 for Aquatic Veterinarians

Join us for a free webinar on April 10, 2015 at 10:15 PM (AWST – Perth, Western Australia).

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Fishes and other aquatic animals live in a unique environment and in-depth knowledge of how water quality will affect biological processes including respiration, nutrition, hydration, excretion and more life-sustaining functions is essential for practicing aquatic veterinary medicine.

This presentation will provide an overview of the nitrogen cycle and a number of water quality parameters that affect fish health and disease, and treatment plans. Also covered will be practical ways to evaluate, monitor and correct water quality problems caused by shifts in temperature, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH, carbonate hardness, general hardness, dissolved oxygen, carbon dioxide, salinity and other physio-chemical parameters.

Speaker: Dr Richmond Loh BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Vet Path), MANZCVS (Aquatic & Path), CertAqV

Learning Objectives – participants will learn:

  1. The temperature, salinity, pH, KH, GH, ammonia, nitrite, nitrate (the nitrogen cycle), dissolved oxygen and carbon dioxide requirements of different fish species.
  2. How to manage and prevent water quality issues using physical & biological filters, aeration, water flow, aquatic plants, water exchanges, fish stocking density, feeding rates, etc.
  3. How to collect and transport water samples, and to generate water quality test results.

This webinar is suitable for veterinarians, vet techs/nurses, vet students, research scientists and aquarists/aquarium husbandry staff.

NOTE: this webinar will be recorded. If you register for the live webinar and are unable to attend, you will be sent a link to view the webinar at a later time.

Want CEPD credit? (Registration is required)
Information on how to access the recorded webinar (at no cost), and a short knowledge & skills assessment (KSA or quiz) covering the webinar’s principle learning objectives, in order to earn veterinary Continuing Educational & Professional Development (CEPD) credit will be e-mailed to all registrants in 1-2 weeks after the webinar.

As CEPD credit can be used towards re-licensing or registration requirements to practice veterinary medicine, and requirements for becoming a WAVMA Certified Aquatic Veterinarian. We provide WAVMA Members a discount off the US$25.00 fee for earning CEPD credit ($5 for student members, $15 for all others).

Register now for this free live WAVMA WebCEPD webinar at After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics & Pathobiology), CertAqV, CMAVA, NATA Signatory.
THE FISH VET, Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA.
Mobile Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.
Ph: +61 (0)421 822 383
Skype: thefishvet

President WAVMA 2014


Adjunct Lecturer Murdoch University | Secretary Aquatic Animal Health Chapter – ANZCVS.


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