Diseases and Medications - Parasites, Bacteria, Viruses, Medications, Treatments, Stress, Pathogens

New research published in May of last year shows that other species can be asymptomatic carriers of KHV, but they have not proven that they can transfer the virus to naive Koi.  Read more by clicking on the title or picture.

Read about this study of CEV in Koi with some surprising results by clicking on the title or picture.

Read the answer from the Journal of Animal Health, by Ron Hedrick, Thomas Waltzek and Terry Mcdowell by clicking on the title or picture.

Find out the real answers - article by Spike Cover and Dr. Kathleen Hughes-Harmann - click the title or picture.

The international scientific community does not support the release of KHV in Australia to control common carp.  Read this article that details the reasons, including excellent references by clicking on the title or picture.

This is an interesting article about Koi Herpes Virus (KHV) and how studying it helped to discover the origins of fever in humans.  While this article would seem to indicate that KHV can be cured by heating the fish, the virus is really only suspended - such that stressors bring it back, and the infected Koi are now carriers and will infect all other Koi with KHV.  While heating may temporarily save a fish, the fish is likely to die from the virus at a later time, and unless you never plan to introduce new Koi into the collection, it is not a good choice for most Koi keepers...  Read the article by clicking on the title or picture.

Over the course of evolution, humans and other animals have developed biological clocks. These act as internal timekeepers and are synchronised by environmental cues, mainly the daily alternation between day and night. These internal clocks control biological rhythms for things like temperature, alertness and tiredness, helping animals to adapt their daily and seasonal activities to the environmental changes.  Read how this applies to medicating fish by clicking on the title or picture...

Imagine how great it would be if there were an inexpensive way to determine if bacteria was drug resistant - using your phone's camera!  Turns out they are testing a device to do just that!  Read the article by clicking on the title or picture...

Ever wonder why many bacterial infections are so hard to cure? Turns out the single cells can communicate with each other, much in the same way that neurons do.  Read the article by clicking on the title or picture.

This information from Dr. Richmond Loh, DVM.

"Quite often, if your fish presents with parasites, you can be almost certain, there may be other problems too.

Recently, I had a client losing fish from lice. This is easily enough to diagnose without special equipment. There are a variety of medicines you can use that’s suitable, but if you were to treat for lice alone, then you’re in for a shock."

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