Author: TheFishVet - Richmond's School of Fish

Could this 38-year-old goldfish be the world’s oldest goldfish? 

Read more here. 

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Master of Science in “Aquatic Production and Veterinary Health” begins in September 2017.

CityU’s School of Veterinary Medicine is proud to announce that we are offering a MSc in Aquatic Production and Veterinary Health jointly with the University of Stirling, beginning in September 2017.

 

Aquaculture has been the fastest growing animal production sector globally for the past three decades and with Asia producing over 90% of the world’s aquatic products, it is essential that expertise is built up in the region to ensure the production of safe and sustainable products.

 

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.cityu.edu.hk/svm/en/Programmes/MSAPVH/Introduction/index.html

I see fish parasites. But can you?

Here I share with you some line drawings of the approximate, relative sizes of microscopic parasites of freshwater fishes with a one millimetre scale bar (0.1 cm). 

Can you believe that some people claim to be able to diagnose these without running tests? It’s no wonder that fishes are getting sold cocktails of drugs that don’t work, and people lose hope as more and more fish die; and in their frustration, give up fishkeeping for life. 

Now I share with you, some comments by a fellow member from the fish fraternity:

[That’s the] massive problem with barack room pretend [fish doctors], unfortunately we have lots in the [fishkeeping] fraternity. Of course they all mean well but epitomise “the little knowledge is a dangerous thing” phrase, and a couple of these self-appointed idiot “experts”are especially problematic and not part of any meaningful solution IMHO.  The USA has worse problems as the availabilty of the medicines is much more prevalent. I’ve been banging on for years about the dangers of antibiotic abuse, largely on deaf ears I fear.

I doubt anyone can see these bugs that are a fraction of a millimetre in size! At The Fish Vet, we are all veterinary graduates, with aquatic experience. 
Know how to tell the difference between a qualified fish veterinarian, and a self-appointed “fish doctor.”

Have you seen a more massive prawn than this?

They’re bigger than a lobster! Learn more here – http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-22/forearm-sized-prawn-caught-in-the-gulf-of-carpentaria/8376430?pfmredir=sm


Yours sincerely,

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

Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.
PERTH | MELBOURNE | SYDNEY | TOWNSVILLE | BRIBIE ISLAND.
THE FISH VET – AUSTRALIA.

Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.
Web: http://www.thefishvet.com.au
Ph: +61 421 822 383
Mail: PO Box 5164, East Victoria Park, WA 6981, Australia.

I always knew fish were humans!

FISH – Frankfurt International School Herald : Are Fish Replacing Rodents?

Learn more here –

http://fisherald.com/are-fish-replacing-rodents/


Yours sincerely,

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

Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.
PERTH | MELBOURNE | SYDNEY | TOWNSVILLE | BRIBIE ISLAND.
THE FISH VET – AUSTRALIA.

Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.
Web: http://www.thefishvet.com.au
Ph: +61 421 822 383
Mail: PO Box 5164, East Victoria Park, WA 6981, Australia.

Non-specific Immunity of Fish Skin: watch free webinar recording. 

The recorded WebCEPD webinar B-1030: Non-specific Immunity of Fish Skin Mucus presented by Dr. Tae Sung Jung, is now available at https://www.wavma.org/Webinars/b-1030-non-specific-immunity-of-fish-skin-mucus.  Other previously recorded webinars are available at www.wavma.org/WebCEPD.

 

Viewing Recorded Webinars & Obtaining Veterinary CEPD Credit

As WAVMA WebCEPD recorded webinars become available, they will be incorporated to the new WAVMA e-Learning Portal.  With WAVMA now part of theWorld Continuing Education Alliance (WCEA), a network of veterinary organizations and other educators that is being spearheaded by the World Veterinary Association, WAVMA’s e-Learning Portal will serve as a source of web-based Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD) for veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary technicians/nurses throughout the world.

 

Currently the recorded webinars can be viewed at no charge.  However, because of the investment WAVMA has made to join the WCEA initiative, obtaining CEPD credit by taking a KSA associated with each webinar (a short knowledge & skills assessment or quiz to ensure you have met the learning objectives) WAVMA has to charge a nominal fee (US$5.00 for WAVMA Student Members, $15.00 for all other Members, and $25.00 for non-members/guests). 

 

Below each webinar announcement on the WebCEPD page (www.wavma.org/WebCEPD), clicking on “Training materials and Credits are now available for this event” will take you to the KSA.  WAVMA Members will be provided a discount code for taking the KSA and receiving a CEPD certificate. Copy or write this code down as it will needed when you click on “Buy e-Learning” and proceed to PayPal.  WAVMA’s secure PayPal account allows you to use a credit card, or if you have a PayPal account, your bank account or PayPal credit.  A PDF handout of the presentation is downloadable once you are in the WAVMA e-Learning system.

 

We hope the information in this and other WAVMA WebCEPD session will be useful for understanding the art and science of aquatic veterinary medicine.

 

WAVMA WebCEPD/e-Leaning Administrators

administrators@wavma.org

 

Discover more about the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association at www.WAVMA.org.

Get listed in the on-line Directory of Aquatic Veterinarians by registering atwww.AquaVetMed.info.

 

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Jung, Tae Sung  D.V.M., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Lab. of Aquatic Animal Diseases
College of Veterinary Medicine
Gyeongsang National University
900 Gazwadong, Jinju, 
Gyeongnam, South Korea 660-701
Office: +82-55-772-2350

Mobile: +82-10-8545-9310

Fax: +82-55-762-6733

E-mail: jungts@gnu.ac.kr/jungts@gmail.com

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Our fish vet mascot makes a splash!

Just for laughs, we strategically placed our mascot to pose as a legitimate “sculpture by the sea” in Cottesloe last weekend. 

Here are some of the responses it got:

“That’s my favourite sculpture in the whole place!”

“Is that a frog or a fish?”

“It’s to represent evolution..(and some B.S. later…)… it’s a good omen.”

“What’s your sculpture called?”

“Urgh! Where’s the QR code?”

(A little girl cuddled it and didn’t want to let it go).