Three Foolproof Skin Strategies for Itchy Dogs

Three Foolproof Skin Strategies for Itchy Dogs include antibiotics and a scorched-earth policy using shampoo that eliminates fungus and bacteria. Followed by Cytopoint. Alternatives include steroids and antibiotics, or even taking your pet to a dermatologist. (In Cobb County half of them don’t require referrals anymore.) Here’s how these three things can be ‘sure fire’ … Read more

Advanced Approach To Fish Disease Cases For Vets and Techs

This is a three page PDF download that steps a veterinarian or other advanced biologist or technician through the diagnostic algorithm for figuring out a fish disease case. (Simplified) https://drjohnson.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/advanced_navigating_disease.pdf

All Fish Disease Cases Are Handled The Same

There is an approach to ALL fish disease cases that people want to short circuit. They want to go from identification of a sick fish, to the potion that cures it. Sadly, almost all fish health cases are tied to water. So while people are trying to figure out what medicine they need, they’re losing … Read more

APHIS To Indemnify Damages for SVC to Breeders or Sellers

APHIS To Indemnify Damages for SVC to Breeders or Sellers, APHIS has released the following document that identifies the circumstances that they will, although unfunded and unable to pay, remunerate breeders and sellers of Koi and pond fish for livestock destroyed in their SVC eradication program. https://drjohnson.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/APHIS_SVC-IndemnityMovement-FinalRuleSVC.pdf

Biological Assessment Forms – Koi Ponds and Goldfish – Not a Diagnosis

The practice of Veterinary Medicine “without a license” would have you diagnosing diseases and making prescriptions for fish*. To avoid doing that, you can make an assessment of the pond and fish and note ‘what you found’ without actually referring to a parasite or condition as a diagnosis. Identifying the presence of a parasite isn’t … Read more

Broodstock (Breeder Koi) Health Concerns

Broodstock health is a 7 page PDF file with all my slides from a presentation I made at University of Georgia on the subject of fish health in broodstock when they’re gathered for breeding purposes in the Spring, usually. It is instructive on the parasites, water quality issues, viruses and handling considerations when you put … Read more

Cooked Diet, For Home Cooking For Dogs

This diet is intended for regular dogs that benefit from ‘people’ quality foodstuffs and would eschew fillers, second-rate meat, by-product meals, etc. If you cook for your dog, this will ensure that your dog gets EVERY nutrient in the right amounts. Without being fat as a result. It’s a PDF free download that’s thorough all … Read more

Tropical Fish Health Presentation For Fish Store Retailers

Full color, full page slides from a Powerpoint presentation made for tropical fish store retailers, pet shop owners. Of import I talked about water trickle systems as a way to get the best quality water possible, an overview of parasites and treatments, the use of salt and then discussed Bioseeding. Tropical Fish Health Presentation For … Read more