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For those of you who are interested in the status of KHV reports in Japan at the end of 2018, here's the current info (see below).  This is from a Japanese Nishikigoi website.

This research describes how monoclonal antibodies were successfully developed for use in diagnosing disease of carp (including Koi).  The results are then used to develop specific antibodies to detect Spring Viremia of Carp (SVC).  The hope is to develop a vaccination against SVC based on these findings.

It was originally thought that analyzing white blood cells in carp was an indicator of the age of the fish.  This study refutes that finding.

This study investigates whether age or weight affects a Koi's resistance to bacterial disease. 

When a swab is sent to a lab for a bacterial identification (culture and sensitivity test), an API 20E test is commonly used.  But is it missing other pathogenic bacteria?

This article discusses the structure of gills, how to examine them, and how to diagnose disease.

This study examines the causes and effects of gas bubble disease.  While conducted with trout, it applies to Koi as well.

This article describes research which proves that there are no irreversible effects of using Clove Oil as an anesthetic for Koi.

This study reviews the effects, mechanisms, factors affecting and other water quality considerations of Nitrite Toxicity.

If you have ever wondered about the development of a Koi's immune system as it relates to defense against bacteria, this is a fascinating study showing how and when that natural immunity develops.

CLICK HERE to read online, or download the article.

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