Pet & Aquarium Fish
This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of pet fish and will cover selected areas of care and husbandry of freshwater pond and aquarium fish.
Learn how to treat and diagnose problems in pet fish and give owners advice on simple setup and maintenance of aquariums and ponds. Fish may be presented to a veterinary clinic when unwell, traumatised or for post mortem examination. Commonly the owner is unfamiliar with handling their own fish, and with normal behaviour and anatomy.
The veterinarian must decide if the fish is normal, unwell or an emergency case. In order to do so, they must be familiar with normal fish anatomy and husbandry. Importantly, the veterinarian must also have a good knowledge of pond and aquarium health.
Unwell fish may need further diagnostic work up to determine the cause of illness; including faecal tests, skin/gill scrapes, water quality tests, radiographs and post mortems. Once a diagnosis has been reached, appropriate treatment, medication and/or surgical procedures may be necessary on these often relatively simple cases.
On completion of this course, participants will have a basic knowledge and understanding of the husbandry and common illnesses in pond and aquarium fish, the diagnostic tests available and treatment options.
Veterinary nurses/technicians with a special interest in the topic are welcome to enrol in this course. Please be aware that the course is designed for qualified veterinarians and you should consider this in light of your knowledge and experience before you register.
"Great course, particularly for vets who want to venture into fish medicine and need a 101 intro."
2018 Course Participant
After completing this course, participants can expect to -
- Understand basic pet and aquarium fish husbandry as it relates to fish health
- Perform a full physical examination on a fish, both conscious and sedated
- Identify the common parasites of fish
- Diagnose and treat the common diseases seen in fish
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Emergency Medicine and Care
- Special Procedures: Anaesthesia, Surgery and Radiology
- Water Quality
- Microscope Diagnosis
- Common Problems and Diseases
- Approaches to Common Conditions
Flexible and affordable short online CPD
TimeOnline is a quality online education program delivered by veterinary experts, in short, manageable timeframes. You will be engaging with your tutor/s and other participants through an active discussion forum and other online resources including a set of concise core notes, video presentations, case studies, images, useful links, and interactive quizzes to test your knowledge and complete your CPD requirements. All participants receive an electronic certificate upon successful completion of the course.
|Recent Grad / Part-time Member||$303|
|Non-member / eMember||$607|