Gill Health Symposium for Marine Fish

…with Professor Mark Powell (University of Bergen) and Dr Neill Herbert (University of Auckland). The symposium will be held in Singapore on 21-23 November 2018.

This 3 day symposium will focus on the function and form of fish gills in the face of a changing ocean environment with emphasis on ocean warming and acidification.
The symposium will bring together scientists with expertise in a variety of disciplines such as marine biology, ecology, ecophysiology, environmental chemistry, aquaculture and fisheries. The goal of the symposium is to create small teams of discipline experts to co-author topic reviews to be submitted as part of a special research topic in Frontiers of Marine Science.


The symposium will bring together scientists with expertise in a variety of disciplines such as marine biology, ecology, ecophysiology, environmental chemistry, aquaculture and fisheries. The goal of the symposium is to create small teams of discipline experts to co-author topic reviews to be submitted as part of a special research topic in Frontiers of Marine Science.

For more information, please contact Dr Joy Becker or see http://sydney.edu.au/science/life-environment/research/gill-health-symposium.shtml to register.

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The Fish Vets’ Services Manual

Please find our updated manual and meet our team.


Yours sincerely,

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

Aquatic Veterinarian & Veterinary Pathologist.
PERTH | MELBOURNE | SYDNEY | CANBERRA |TOWNSVILLE | SINGAPORE
THE FISH VET

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.

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Aquatic Biosecurity Awareness Workshop

This workshop series will be facilitated by Dr Matt Landos, founding Director of Future Fisheries Veterinary Service. Matt has been in the aquatic and fisheries field for over 17 years and is well known and respected throughout the aquatic industry.

This forum is targeted towards the aquatic industries and will cover: What is biosecurity? What do some of the threats look like? Which activities should we worry about? Using risk assessments to prioritise efforts. What to do when we see a problem? Selecting the right specimen and preparing it for sending to the laboratory.

For those wanting to register there are some important things to note:

· Registration does not guarantee a place, as spaces are limited. All people who register will contacted closer to the workshop dates to inform them of the outcome and provide details of the venue.

· A limited number of sampling kits will be issued at the workshop and not all participants may receive one. Note – these kits are quite large, so if flying to the workshop you would be required to check them in as additional luggage on your return flight.

· The workshop will run for one day and is FREE, however catering will not be provided. The workshop locations will be near food (and coffee) venues that can be accessed by a short walk.

If you have any questions about the roadshow please contact Helen Jenkins from Animal Health Australia on 0477 744 637 or via email: hjenkins@animalhealthaustralia.com.au

Animal Health Australia in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, and facilitated by Dr Matt Landos, Future Fisheries Veterinary Service

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 pain and suffering and must therefore be treated humanely. ”

“Carp can tolerate poor water quality, meaning that they thrive in rivers that are already degraded. For this reason, separating carp impacts from other sources of environmental damage can be difficult. ”

“the use of disease-causing biological agents such as Cyprinid herpesvirus 3 is contentious due to the potential pain and suffering that infected carp might experience before death. The virus affects the gills, leading to reduced oxygen intake. Affected fish become lethargic and gasp at the surface with some experiencing loss of equilibrium and disorientation. Inflammation and damage is also caused to other organs including kidney, spleen, pancreas, liver, brain and the gut. Affected fish stop eating, become lethargic and may show skin lesions as well as excess mucous production, affecting the gills causing suffocation. Death may take 1-2 weeks, with some carp succumbing to parasitic and bacterial infections ”

Read more – http://kb.rspca.org.au/What-is-the-RSPCAs-view-on-the-release-of-Cyprinid-herpesvirus-to-kill-carp_707.html

An application seeking approval for the use of CyHV-3 is currently being reviewed by the APVMA (source link).

Have your say on the planned release of the Carp Herpes Virus.

The national carp control plan will soon be conducting a round of social research, investigating public opinion on the carp herpes virus and the plan to release it.

They are currently compiling email addresses and contact details of people who would be willing to participate. If you are willing, you can email your interest directly to Carpsocialresearch@csiro.au participation is important as it will be used to justify, or not, the release of the virus.

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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

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Free Webinar – “20+ years of interactions with Little Penguins”

Join WAVMA on April 10, 2018 at 9:30pm AWST for this free webinar.

Click on http://bit.ly/2p9clEF to see the time in your local time zone, anywhere around the world.

Click http://bit.ly/2Dm9bCJ for more information and to register.

About this webinar Detail daily and annual cycle, and how the latter may affect interpretation of necropsies or treatment of injury/illness. How to sex penguins externally. Describe how penguins swim – importance of well-conditioned feathers, body parts used, foraging behavior. Penguin vision-visual predators, binocular vision, emmetropic in air. Give examples of injuries/illnesses/odd behaviours observed.Learning Objectives

Participants will understand:
1.
Daily and annual cycle of penguins;
2. Penguin biology;
3. Penguin behaviour; and,
4. Common health/disease issues in wild penguin populations.
Penguin biology;
3. Penguin behaviour; and,
4. Common health/disease issues in wild penguin populations.

About the speaker: Belinda Cannell has dedicated more than 20 years researching the ecology of Little Penguins in Western Australia, following completion of her PhD (at Monash University, Victoria) in which she studied the foraging behaviour of wild Little Penguins held in captivity. During her PhD she not only conducted her research, but was also responsible for the penguins’ day-to-day care and safe return to their colony. Over these decades she has radio tracked, micro-chipped, tagged, caught, counted, sampled and analysed hundreds of Little Penguins across some 10 separate projects in several WA locations.During her PhD she not only conducted her research, but was also responsible for the penguins’ day-to-day care and safe return to their colony. Over these decades she has radio tracked, micro-chipped, tagged, caught, counted, sampled and analysed hundreds of Little Penguins across some 10 separate projects in several WA locations.

This webinar is suitable for veterinarians, vet techs/nurses, vet students and veterinary practice staff. Feel free to forward this announcement to colleagues.

Interested, but can’t join the live webinar & want CEPD Credit?

If you register for the live webinar and are unable to attend, you will be e-mailed a link to view the webinar at a later time.

Click http://bit.ly/2Dm9bCJ for more information and to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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WAVMA WebCEPD Program Administrators

WebCEPD-Admin@wavma.org

Consider attending or presenting at the 2018 WAVMA St. Kitts Conference (2018-Conference.wavma.org).

First the white spot disease, now pesticides, crippling Australia’s prawn industry.

pesticides were being used on farms at levels above government guidelines“.
Pesticide run-off from farms was affecting crustaceans’ nervous systems and, in Bribie Island laboratory tests from 2017, tiger prawn larvae exposed to the level of pesticides found in the waterways would die.

[Same chemicals]… linked to honey-bee deaths in the United States in the early 2000s... impact survival (fipronil) or their feeding rates (bifenthrin and imidacloprid).

The CSIRO has released laboratory research that shows the level of pesticides in Queensland river systems is slowly increasing to a level that impacts prawn larvae.
The report showed pesticide run-off from farms was affecting crustaceans’ nervous systems and killing tiger prawn larvae when they were exposed to the level of pesticides found in the major Queensland waterways, with the potential to have a major impact on the state’s $80 million prawn industry.

Read more:

https://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/pesticides-killing-prawn-larvae-in-early-warning-for-80m-industry-20180321-p4z5jo.html

https://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/pesticide-impact-on-prawns-in-queensland-must-be-heeded-reef-scientist-20180322-p4z5rx.html

Vets going underwater… Successfully refining terrestrial principles to fish health practice

Attend ANZCVS’s Science Week 2018!

The keynote speaker will be Dr Roy Yanong.

Organisers have scheduled the following aquatic animal general session topics:

  • Viral diseases
  • Bacterial diseases
  • Parasites and fungal diseases
  • Disease control and treatments
  • Aquatic animal surgery and
  • Non infectious diseases.