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

Cindy Badder, CKK and Koi Health Expert frequently working on Koiphen, wrote some great little articles on Parasites.  This one is about the dreaded "Ich."  Want to get a chance to see these buggies in person?  Come to the K.O.I. Lab at the PNKCA Convention on June 19, 2015!  CLICK HERE for more info on the Lab.  I've only posted 3 of Cindy's articles - do you want to learn more about Koi Parasites?  Take K.O.I. Diagnosis and Treatment #207 - CLICK HERE for info about the course.   Full text after the break...

Cindy Badder, CKK and Koi Health Expert frequently working on Koiphen, wrote some great little articles on Parasites.  This one is about Anchor Worm.  Want to get a chance to see these buggies in person?  Come to the K.O.I. Lab at the PNKCA Convention on June 19, 2015!  CLICK HERE for more info on the Lab.  I've only posted 3 of Cindy's articles - do you want to learn more about Koi Parasites?  Take K.O.I. Diagnosis and Treatment #207 - CLICK HERE for info about the course.  Full text after the break...

Cindy Badder, CKK and Koi Health Expert frequently working on Koiphen, wrote some great little articles on Parasites.  This one is about Fish Lice.  Want to get a chance to see these buggies in person?  Come to the K.O.I. Lab at the PNKCA Convention on June 19, 2015!  CLICK HERE for more info on the Lab.  I've only posted 3 of Cindy's articles - do you want to learn more about Koi Parasites?  Take K.O.I. Diagnosis and Treatment #207 - CLICK HERE for info about the course.  Full text after the break...

We all know that there are good bacteria and bad bacteria.  Every organism has good bacteria in the gut that are essential to life, but pathogenic bacteria are an ever increasing problem.  They can evolve and change faster than we can create new anti-biotics to destroy them.  A big part of research is in making sure that the bad bugs don't escape whle we're studying them in the lab.  Some help in that direction may be on the way!  Thanks to Spike Cover for finding this article - full text after the break...

We have all heard of the dangers of drug-resistant bacteria like MRSA.  That is why this discovery might be a key to future antibiotics that can help both our Koi and ourselves.

While this article is about Salmon, we know that handling is incredibly stressful for Koi as well.  It is possible that the findings of this study might also relate to Koi Carp.  Of specific interest is that handling/netting stress was more problematic in females, fish with existing deformities or health conditions, and in young fish vs. older fish.

We all know about the overuse of antibiotics these days, and the horrible drug-resistant strains of bacteria that kill people are the result.  The question is - do Koi hobbyists contribute to the problem?

Spike Cover wrote this excellent article back in October 2007, and it's just as true today as it was then!  Click on the picture or title to read the full article...

One of the first things my Koi mentor taught me was to be a good detective!

When I read headlines like this, I think about bacterial infections in Koi.  Don't add to the human health risk - please use antibiotics responsibly! 

Treating bacterial infections in Koi and in humans usually means using antibiotics, and resistant superbugs like MRSA have become killers.  The original article was published in Nature on June 18, 2014.

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