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In this short article, the Centre Alliance Environmental spokesperson presents a counterpoint after the publication of the scientific report recommending that the virus release should go ahead.

This is from a wellness clinic in AZ...

New research from the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, Australia, indicates that while the initial release of KHV will have high mortality, repeated outbreaks are unlikely to recur at a magnitude to counter the reproductive potential of the surviving carp.  Interesting!  Read the abstract for the study  or download the entire pdf...

What do you do with meds that are past their use-by date, or not needed any more?  Here is excellent advice from Doctors Foster-Smith...

What do you do with old syringes/needles or scalpels?  Here is excellent advice from Doctors Foster-Smith...

I recently had a question about what to do if your pond is visited by a mink... 

Beginners frequently ask us how much they should be spending on their Koi in order to get healthy fish.  We do have suggestions - see our FREE K.O.I. 101:   http://koiorganisationinternational.org/koi-101.  But thought you might like to see a Koi from a recent auction...

World Organisation for Animal Health

This section on KHV is published in the Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals from the World Organisation for Animal Health.  It gives detailed information about the disease, host factors, sampling, diagnostic methods, rating of tests against purpose of use, tests recommended to declare freedom from disease, and corroborative diagnostic criteria.  Basically, this paper contains all current info on KHV as of October, 2018.

If you are interested in showing Koi, or understanding Koi breeding for color, this book has many insights into Koi genetics, and how color traits are inherited.

This study shows that CEV is very contagious and that it has been cultured in Koi that appear to be perfectly healthy, thus the disease is easily spread, just like KHV.

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