Koi herpesvirus (KHV) as a Control Agent for Carp in Australia – register for the FREE webinar.

There’ve been talks about the release of KHV in Australia in a plight to save some of Australia’s most beautiful river systems. Is it really going to happen?

How will this affect you, and your beloved koi? Come and listen in, to be full-bottle on the subject. This way you can have all your questions answered and be better prepared to take special precautions to keep your pets safe from the killer virus.

My feeling is the release WILL HAPPEN, with a date set around September 2017.

The WAVMA have been able to organise for the lead veterinary scientist (who is doing research on this agent) to present a webinar.

Join in on Thursday, 14th April 2016 at 2:00 PM AWST (4pm AEST) for this free webinar.

Click on to see the time in your time zone anywhere around the world.

Register now! Click on https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6969238333300968964

About this webinar: This presentation will provide some background information on the epidemiology of the disease caused by cyprinid herpesvirus 3 (CyHV-3), and will then consider the major questions that arise whenever the use of CyHV-3 is promoted as a biocontrol agent, including:

why is it necessary to control carp in Australia?
will it be effective?
is it safe to use? and,
what is the origin of the virus?

Learning Objectives – participants will understand:

1. Important common and emerging viral and bacterial diseases in tilapia;

2. How these disease affect tilapia and tilapia production; and,

3. Approaches to diagnosing, treating and/or preventing infections

About the speaker: Dr McColl is a veterinarian with training in virology, immunology, pathology and molecular biology. After completing a pathology residency and PhD at Cornell University, he joined CSIRO-Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) in 1990, and the Fish Group (at AAHL) in 2000, and is involved with KHV research that has been funded by the Invasive Animals of CRC, since 2007.

This webinar is suitable for veterinarians, vet techs/nurses, vet students and veterinary practice staff.

Interested but can’t join the live webinar? If you register for the live webinar and are unable to attend, you will be e-mailed a link to view the webinar at a later time. Register now! Click on.

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Yours sincerely,

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

President WAVMA 2014

Adjunct Lecturer Murdoch University


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