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EXOT200-0304: Basic Fish Medicine
Drury Reavill, DVM, ABVP, certified in avian practice, DACVP
Zoo/Exotic Pathology Service
2825 KOVR Drive
West Sacramento, CA 95605
Joseph M. Groff, VMD, PhD
Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California, Davis, 95617
March 3rd - April 14th, 2004
Interactive Sessions: Wednesdays; 9:30- 11:30 PM ET (US)
Aquarium fish medicine is a challenging and exciting area of veterinary medicine. It is fortunate that as veterinarians, we are uniquely trained to work-up diseases and attempt therapies in many animal species. These skills serve us well in the realm of aquarium fish. The only additional skill needed will be an understanding of the fish environment. Included in this course is an overview of the basic aquarium system, water quality, fish anatomy, nutrition, behavior, the multitude of agents of disease, common diagnostics, and fish therapeutics.
* Introductory and orientation session
* Session 1-Basic Anatomy/Physiology
Recommended Text & References:
Fish Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment
Edward J. Noga Hardcover - 367 pages 1st edition (January 15, 2000) Iowa State University Press; ISBN: 081382558X
The Veterinary Clinics of North America Exotic Animal Practice Series
Emergency and Critical Care of Fish
Vet Clin North Am Exotic Anim Pract 1:233-250 Sep'98 Review Article
Husbandry and Husbandry-related Diseases of Ornamental Fish
Todd R. Cecil
Vet Clin North Am Exotic Anim Pract 2:1-18 Jan'99 Review Article
Clinical Examination of Fish in Private Collections
Vet Clin North Am Exotic Anim Pract 2:247-264 May'99 Review Article
Hematology and Clinical Chemistry of Cyprinid Fish: Common Carp and Goldfish
Joseph M. Groff and Joseph G. Zinkl
Vet Clin North Am Exotic Anim Pract 2:741-776 Sep'99 Review Article
Pet Fish Formulary
Ted Y. Mashima and Gregory A. Lewbart
Vet Clin North Am Exotic Anim Pract 3:117-130 Jan'00 Review Article
Surgery in Fish
Craig A. Harms and Gregory A. Lewbart
Vet Clin North Am Exotic Anim Pract 3:759-774 Sep'00 Review Article
MESSAGE BOARD DISCUSSIONS:
Discussions will begin on the start date of the course, and will continue for one week following the last real time session.
CE HOURS: 12 CE Credits
Member/$173, Non-Member/$250 before Feb 18, 2004;
Member/$192, Non-Member/$278 after Feb 18, 2004;
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Note: "This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 12 hours of continuing education credits in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call VIN for further information."
(Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for information regarding recognition by the board.)
COURSE WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY: Withdrawal prior to the listed start date of a course entitles the registrant to a complete refund or a credit toward a future VIN CE course, whichever is preferred. Withdrawal within 1 week after the listed start date (i.e. including no more than one real-time session) entitles the registrant to a credit toward any future VIN CE course. (Does not apply to courses with only one real-time session.) After the first real-time session, a registrant may withdraw due to special circumstances and receive prorated credit towards a future VIN course. These requests will be handled on an individual basis. The amount of the prorated credit will be determined based on 65% of the time remaining in the course at the time of withdrawal. It is not possible to withdraw retroactively.
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