Advanced Koi Care: For Veterinarians and Professional Koi Keepers
Nicaolas Saint-Erne, DVM

 

Review by Kathy Tater, DVM, DACVD Star
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This is an excellent guide to koi medicine, surgery and husbandry. Throughout its almost 200 pages, the manual stays focused on serving its audience - the aquatic veterinarian or professional koi keeper – by serving up practical tips to prevent and treat koi diseases.

The “Environmental Management” chapter is a detailed summary of filtration systems and water quality issues. The “Formulary” chapter contains clear instructions on mixing medicated solutions to “treat the water” when treating fish. Other chapters on “Clinical Procedures” and “Infectious Diseases,” make this manual a well-rounded reference on fish medicine. The book also has 4 case studies drawn from the author’s veterinary practice to illustrate common koi medical issues – neoplasia, bacterial infections, environmental problems, parasite infestations.

So much of fish medicine involves the visual examination of gross or microscopic lesions (gill appearance, cytology). That’s why the over 400 color photographs on illustrating procedures, such as surgery and anesthesia, and pathogenic microorganisms are so useful. While some of the photographs are of lower resolution, the variety of photographs and figures help offset this.

The manual reads as if you are flipping through the detailed and well-organized notes of an expert aquarist. Luckily for all of us, this aquarist, Dr. Nicholas Saint-Erne, is also an experienced aquatic veterinarian who can write.

Erne Enterprises: Glendale, Arizona

194 pages, soft cover, 2002.

 ISBN 1-59247-4004.

VIN Store: Currently unavailable


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Introduction
Alternative Medicine
Anatomy
Anesthesia/Analgesia
Animal Welfare
Aquatic/Fish
 
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Tilapia Culture
Avian
Behavior
Camelids
Canine
Cardiology
Client Education
Cytology / Hematology / Histology
Dental
Dermatology
Dictionary/Reference
Drugs/Pharmacology
Emergency Med
Endocrine
Epidemiology
Equine
Ethics
Exotics
Feline
Food Animals/Livestock
General
Genetics
Geriatrics
Handling & Restraint
Human-Animal Bond
Imaging & Radiology
Immunology
Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Laboratory Medicine
Microbiology
Multimedia
Neurology
Nutrition
Oncology
Ophthalmology
Orthopedics
Parasitology
Pathology
Pediatrics
Physiology
Physiotherapy
Practice Management
Primates
Rabbits, Rodents & Ferrets
Reproduction
Reptile/Amphibian
Research
Respiratory
Ruminants
Sheep/Goats
Shelter Medicine
Surgery
Swine
Technicians
Toxicology
Urology/Renal
Veterinary Education
Wildlife-Zoo Animals
Zoonoses

Date Published: August 9, 2011

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