|Koi Herpes Virus|
What is it and why should I care?
A brief guide for the veterinary student.
By Sydney Chow
Last Edited September 2010.
know what you’re thinking. As if the average veterinary student doesn’t
enough to worry about. Isn't it enough to have to know the diseases of
the main domestic species without having to learn about fish
diseases too? Besides, who even really
cares about fish? Who in their right mind would take their fish to the
anyways? If your fish gets sick you just flush it and start over. And
it’s not like there are actually fish veterinarians, right? Wrong! Despite
common belief fish veterinarians do exist and aquatic medicine goes far beyond
flushing fish down the toilet. And even if you’re not strictly a fish veterinarian there
are still reasons you should care about fish and their diseases. The purpose of
this website is to give a brief overview of one of the most important fish
diseases in veterinary medicine, i.e. Koi Herpes Virus or KHV, and why you, the
future veterinarian, should be aware of this disease.|
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