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Fish Health on the Farm: What Can I Do and Resources When It’s Beyond Me

September 22, 2021 – Learn about identifying fish health problems, how to prevent and treat problems, and when to ask for help from a vet or diagnostic lab

NOTE This event occurs in the past
  • Time:Sep 22 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, 2021
  • Event Organizer:Nicole Wright | Contact Host
  • Event Category:Webinars | Show Similar

Join the Great Lakes Aquaculture Collaborative and Ohio Sea Grant for a webinar about identifying fish health problems, what you can do on the farm to prevent and treat problems, and when to ask for help from a vet or diagnostics lab!

Expected audience includes fish producers and community members. Participants within the Great Lakes region are especially encouraged to attend, but all are welcome!

Our speakers will help you determine when a problem is beyond you and it’s time to ask for help! Join us for a series of short presentations followed by a question-and-answer session with our panelists.

Questions can be submitted prior to the event as part of your registration, or attendees can ask questions during the live event. The webinar will be recorded, sent to all registrants and posted online.

Identifying Signs and Symptoms of Sick Fish

Bob Rode, Aquaculture Research Lab Manager
Purdue University

Bob Rode is the lab manager of the Aquaculture Research Lab (ARL), located at the Animal Science Research and Extension Center (ASREC) just outside of West Lafayette. Bob is responsible for coordinating aquatic research activities and users of the lab as well as routine maintenance. Bob has reared many species of fish over his 30 years in aquaculture, both in ponds and indoor recirculating systems. His most recent work has been on the production of largemouth bass, tilapia and rainbow trout food fish as well as walleye fingerling production through food fish.

What You Can Do on the Farm, When and How to Work with a Vet

Dr. Myron Kebus, Aquaculture Program Veterinarian
State of Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Dr. Myron Kebus has been Wisconsin’s State Fish Health Veterinarian since 1999. He directs the Fish Health Program of the Division of Animal Health, in the Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection. The program administers rules regarding fish farm registration, fish importation, and fish health regulations, and provides education to fish farmers and veterinarians on preventative fish medicine. He received his master’s degree in aquaculture/veterinary science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and started the Wisconsin Aquatic Veterinary Service, the first fish-only private veterinary practice in the Midwest. He helped found and is past president of the American Association of Fish Veterinarians and past Chairman of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Aquatic Veterinary Medicine Committee. He has conducted hands-on training for fish farmers, veterinarians, and students for many years.

What You Can Do on the Farm, When and How to Work with a Diagnostics Lab

William Keleher, CEO & Founder
Kennebec River Biosciences

Kennebec River Biosciences is an aquatic animal health company providing diagnostic services and veterinary biologics (vaccines and probiotics) to companies around the globe. The company’s core mission is to manage pathogen risks within the aquaculture industry as it becomes one of the major food sources in the 21st century. A native of upstate New York, Bill completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Maine and conducted his graduate work at Oregon State University before returning to Maine in 1996.

This webinar is brought to you by the Great Lakes Aquaculture Collaborative and hosted by Ohio Sea Grant.
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