Category: Veterinary Fish Medicine

41x $5000 scholarships available

See below for details of the MSD Animal/WVA Veterinary Scholarship 2017

Selected students from countries in the regions of Latin
America (16 grants), Africa (10 grants), North Africa/Middle East (10 grants) and Asia/Oceania
(5 grants) by mid-2018.

Eligibility requirements for students:
• Citizen of one of the countries under the grant coverage.
• Second or Third year veterinary students (accomplishment of first year exams).
• Currently enrolled and in good standing at a recognised school of veterinary medicine in their
country.

The applications will be reviewed by the WVA Review Committee. The announcement of the selected students will be done during the World Veterinary Association Congress in Barcelona, Spain between 5 and 8 May 2018.

The application can be downloaded by clicking on the following link.

Completed application must be submitted by 1st January 2018, 12:00 pm (Brussels time) to
secretriat@worldvet.org or to:
Dr. Zeev Noga
Veterinary Policy Officer
World Veterinary Association (WVA)
Avenue de Tervueren 12
B-1040 Brussels , Belgium

Please note that incomplete nominations and nominations received after the deadline will be automatically rejected.

MSD Animal Health and the World Veterinary Association are encouraging qualified students to submit their applications and wish a success to all the candidates.

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Fish on anti-deppressants!

"Antidepressants can affect the feeding behaviour of fish or their survival instincts – some fish won’t acknowledge the presence of predators as much."

‘Fish are receiving this cocktail of drugs 24 hours a day, and we are now finding these drugs in their brains.’

I guess we’ve to stop eating fish brains!

Read more – https://www-cbc-ca.cdn.ampproject.org/c/www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4274735


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.

The Fish Vet is The Fish Doctor! – Join over 10,000 subscribers on our NEW YouTube Channel

I’ve surrendered myself to adopting the misnomer, The Fish Doctor. I guess a fish veterinarian is a doctor for fish… well that’s how I often have to explain, what I’d thought was already self-explanatory…

Anyway, in our newest social media platform on YouTube, we take you through the amazing ways we as veterinarians can help heal our aquatic animals from all sorts of diseases.

I also hope that it becomes apparent that it’s almost impossible to make a diagnosis, let alone give advice for treatments without having physically examined the patient.

Watch some of our popular videos on the following topics:

  • How to treat a floating goldfish – link
  • How to treat fish with intestinal worms (white stringy faeces) – link
  • How to identify and treat white spot disease in fish (ich) – link
  • How to differentiate the causes of dropsy and their treatment – link
  • Treating fish that is not eating and is floating – link
  • Diagnosis and treatment of egg-bound goldfish – link
  • Diagnosing and treating koi pond parasites – link
  • Surgical removal of skin tumour from a Betta – link

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http://tinyurl.com/thefishdoctor

Please note that the opinions expressed on this channel and by Dr Loh are created for educational and informational purposes only, and are not intended as a diagnosis, treatment or as a substitute for professional Veterinary advice, diagnosis and treatment. If you have a question or concern about your own fish, please consult a local Veterinarian or professional to address your needs or concerns, or for advice on specific treatments for your aquatic pets.

The Fish Doctor Channel does not endorse or recommend any commercial products, medical treatments, pharmaceuticals, brand names, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation. Names are for the information and education of the viewing public, and the mention of any of the above on the channel does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by The Fish Doctor channel or Dr Loh.

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Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics & Pathobiology), CertAqV, CMAVA, NATA Signatory.
Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist
THE FISH VET, AUSTRALIA – PERTH | SYDNEY | MELBOURNE | TOWNSVILLE | BRIBIE ISLAND

Mobile Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.

Humane killing of crustaceans for cooking in your own home kitchen.

Crustacea are invertebrates, and currently, they have been put in the “too hard basket” for the purposes of animal welfare.

But there are cases where people have been prosecuted for cruelty to lobsters – https://thefishvet.com/2017/02/21/crimes-against-crustaceans-nicholas-seafood-convicted-of-cruelty-to-lobster/

The best way to despatch a live crustacean is to electrocute them. There is a recent product called Crustastun –
“NO need to boil or butcher alive; Reduces harmful bacteria; Fast, clean and efficient; NO need for prior chilling…”

See – http://crustastun.com/

But how would you do it in an ordinary domestic kitchen? One acceptable way is to cut them longitudinally to quickly destroy the major ganglia. But what if you don’t have the strength and skill to do this in one quick blow?

Here, we show you the chilling-prior-to-boiling method, which is currently acceptable practice –
https://youtu.be/Nbckf2bb610


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.

A lake the size of 14 olympic swimming pools drained to catch one single fish! Is it justified?

Very interesting article.

Is it a drastic action?

Looks like an artificial lake and it is used as a swimming beach for families with young children.

It can be easily refilled.

So removal of a deadly venomous fish would be justifiable.

Read more – http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/animals/elusive-gold-coast-stonefish-captured-in-evandale-lake/news-story/0e8f295b8e3542c6337a5f530a770f3c


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.

How and why, entertain fish?

"Studies have shown that fish that are raised, motivated and intellectually stimulated are more successful when it comes to restocking programs.

There is mounting evidence that captive fish should be taught basic life skills before entering the wild.

Clever fish are raised in a hatchery with rocks, pebbles, and plastic plants, adornments that provide mental stimulation. Dumb fish are raised in a bare tank, the usual environment for billions of hatchery fish…

…fish born to wild parents and raised in enriched environments had better developed brains and had eaten more food of better quality…

…fish in the enriched tanks were less stressed and therefore less prone to disease…"

Read more – http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20140916-how-do-you-entertain-a-fish

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Yours sincerely,

Dr Richmond Loh DipProjMgt, BSc, BVMS, MPhil (Pathology), MANZCVS (Aquatics & Pathobiology), CertAqV, CMAVA, NATA Signatory.
Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist
THE FISH VET, AUSTRALIA – PERTH | SYDNEY | MELBOURNE | TOWNSVILLE | BRIBIE ISLAND

Mobile Aquatic Veterinary Medical & Diagnostic Services.

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