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