The collateral damage: giving carp KHV can lead to native fish kills through the EHN virus.

Excerpts from an article in Weekly Times:A decision to release the virus in Australia is due at the end of the year, once the National Carp Control Plan is delivered to the Federal Government…Some anglers fear introduced redfin numbers would explode, eating native fish eggs and spreading the EHN [epizootic hematopoietic necrosis] virus, which infects … Continue reading The collateral damage: giving carp KHV can lead to native fish kills through the EHN virus.

ABC reports on the potential disaster that KHV will be for Australian waterways.

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 … Continue reading ABC reports on the potential disaster that KHV will be for Australian waterways.

What is the RSPCA’s view on the release of Koi herpesvirus (aka KHV, Cyprinid herpesvirus 3, CyHV-3) to kill c arp?

Some pertinent excerpts: “The RSPCA recognises the need to control introduced species to minimise their environmental and agricultural impacts where these are validated. However, we argue that the control methods used must be as humane as possible for all species, including fish. The available scientific evidence demonstrates that fish are sentient animals capable of experiencing … Continue reading What is the RSPCA’s view on the release of Koi herpesvirus (aka KHV, Cyprinid herpesvirus 3, CyHV-3) to kill c arp?

Mysterious massive aquatic animal die-offs in NSW – prequel to KHV release?

If we were to release the koi herpes virus (KHV), and not address the underlying issues (water use, pollution…)… The Hawkesbury River is now uninhabitable! I wonder if there’ll be hordes of volunteers helping with the clean up. Watch the stench here – https://au.news.yahoo.com/video/watch/38926315/mysterious-deaths-of-pelicans-turtles-fish-alarms-residents/

What does the Murray-Darling Basin Authority have to say about rejuvenation of the system? Is KHV the solution?

Evaluations by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) show the native fish populations improving for the first time in 150 years! Actions by recreational fishers to abide by bag and size limits has been identified as one aspect helping the health of native fish populations (read ABC article). What are have the MDBA identified as major … Continue reading What does the Murray-Darling Basin Authority have to say about rejuvenation of the system? Is KHV the solution?

How to defend yourself in a koi herpesvirus (KHV, or Cyprinid herpesvirus-3) outbreak?

In short, there is no treatment for the viral disease. Here’s the latest on the topic, on why… There is the idea that raising the temperature (to 30°C) might save fish from dying due to KHV (Source link). However, other reports say that raising the water temperature only marginally increases the survival rate, and complicates … Continue reading How to defend yourself in a koi herpesvirus (KHV, or Cyprinid herpesvirus-3) outbreak?