Fish are going places!

Why did the fish cross the road?

Do fish have a 3 second memory?

O the places they will go… They’re not just crossing the road, but are driving robots!

Watch at this link. It gives a new definition to “Fish tank”!

https://fb.watch/eMeS-40Jxy/

Blindness in fish

Many people have asked me how fish cope whenever I perform surgery to remove a diseased eye in fish (watch video – https://youtu.be/TeFySlymViI ).

Other reasons for blindness in occurs when fish develop cataracts which can reduce visual acuity in fish and may eventually lead to blindness.

In our latest video, we show you a goldfish with an overgrown wen ( link – https://youtu.be/JzN-eViqTi4 ). Practically blind because the of the excess growth of the hood, but would have been able to detect changes in lighting.

Fish are able to adapt to blindness as most fish have a sixth sense, their lateral line system. Their lateral line system allows fish to detect minuscule electrical currents and vibrations that may be created by prey items and food and their mates. However, they ought to be housed with slow feeders and be given ample opportunity to feel for their food.

Schooling fish use their lateral line system to swim in synchronicity, changing directions instantaneously.

Many fish can live long happy lives even if blind. In fact there are a species of fish that are naturally blind, called blind cave fish where they only have vestigial eyes. And spare a thought for those fish that live in the deep dark abyss.


Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, Fellow WAVMA.

Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.

THE FISH VET
Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.
Locations: Perth | Sydney | Melbourne | Canberra – with affiliates in Singapore | London (UK)
Web: http://www.thefishvet.com.au
Ph: +61 421 822 383
Mail: PO Box 5164, East Victoria Park, WA 6981, Australia.

Fish medicine becoming a specialty for veterinarians

“Leaders in fish medicine hope to gain recognition of their field as a specialty in veterinary medicine… The letter of intent submitted by the AAFV and WAVMA states that the specialty would be open to veterinarians working in all sectors of fish medicine, including pet care, zoo and aquarium medicine, commercial aquaculture, academia, research, natural resources, and regulatory work.”

Read more here and here

Fish Health Section of the Asian Fisheries Society Recorded Webinars

Recorded webinars 1-5 can be viewed using the following links



Video Recording: Fish Health Section Webinar 1 – “Beauty and the Beast: Important Parasites of Fish” – Click here to view


Video Recording: Fish Health Section Webinar 2 – “Pathogen Free: Non-infectious Diseases and Disorders of Aquatic Animals” – Click here to view


Video Recording: Fish Health Section Webinar 3 – “Fish Vaccination: Theory, Innovations and Application” – Click here to view


Video Recording: Fish Health Section Webinar 4 – “Small and Terrible! Significant Bacterial Diseases in Aquaculture” – Click here to view


Video Recording: Fish Health Section Webinar 5 – “Viral Diseases of Aquatic Animals” – Click here to view



For more information on the group, visit – http://www.fhs-afs.net

Short course on Health and Colony Management of Laboratory Fish


September 18-23, 2022
MDI Biological Laboratory
Bar Harbor, Maine

This is a short course for veterinarians, technicians, trainees, principal investigators, and core managers who utilize or plan to utilize fish models in laboratory research. The course is directed by Michael Kent, Ph.D., College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University. Course faculty include: Rodman G. Getchell, Ph.D., Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine; Christian Lawrence, M.S., Children’s Hospital Boston; and Chris Whipps, Ph.D., Department of Environmental Biology, SUNY.

The course is offered at the MDI Biological Laboratory, located in Bar Harbor, Maine on Mount Desert Island, the home of Acadia National Park. It is intended to help laboratory technicians, researchers, and veterinarians monitor and maintain the health of a colony of aquatic organisms, focusing on zebrafish. This course is appropriate for veterinarians and veterinary trainees, as well as technical staff, students, postdocs, and investigators.

The course consists of lectures, laboratory exercises with a high faculty to student ratio, and discussion. During the course, there are ample opportunities for students to discuss unusual and/or unsolved diagnostic case experiences from their home laboratories as problem-solving exercises.

Health and Colony Management of Laboratory Fish 2022



For more information, visit the MDI Biological Laboratory course page <https://mdibl.org/education/courses/&gt; or email the Education Office at education@mdibl.org.

The lethal effects of insecticides on fish. How can you remedy the situation?

Apparrently, the best time to have your home sprayed for pests is in late winter to early spring. And pesticides are best applied in the cooler part of the day such as the early morning, especially when there is no wind.

Our client had a disastrous outcome with fish dying in their pond after a pest controller had applied bifenthrin insecticide to their yard.

To see what dangers fish face, and how to rescue them, watch our latest video – https://youtu.be/puwVzi-TWu8


Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh
DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics& Pathobiology), CertAqV, Fellow WAVMA.

Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.

THE FISH VET
Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.
Locations: Perth | Sydney | Melbourne | Canberra | Townsville | Singapore | London (UK)
Web: http://www.thefishvet.com.au
Ph: +61 421 822 383
Mail: PO Box 5164, East Victoria Park, WA 6981, Australia.