AEROMONAS KOI ULCER PICTURES WITH STEP BY STEP HEALING

AEROMONAS KOI ULCER PICTURES WITH STEP BY STEP HEALING

Bonnie Hale
Code and Graphics edited Dr. Erik Johnson

Day one: The Koi had 5 large ulcers, 2 one side of the tail and the other 2 were on the opposite side of the tail. In addition there were 9 small ulcers that were approximately 1/4″across on the other side of the tail. The 5th ulcer completely took out the pectoral fin. Fluke tabs (Now we use Prazi) and salt to .3 was added the first day. I really did not think this fish would live through the night. I expected that he would pine cone at any time.

AEROMONAS KOI ULCER PICTURES WITH STEP BY STEP HEALING
AEROMONAS KOI ULCER PICTURES WITH STEP BY STEP HEALING

 

Day 3: The ulcer that took out the pectoral fin and socket is now visible. There is now slight healing tanking place in all of the ulcers.

AEROMONAS KOI ULCER PICTURES WITH STEP BY STEP HEALING

Day8: The koi is making good progress. All flukes are now dead. Salt is at 0.3%

AEROMONAS KOI ULCER PICTURES WITH STEP BY STEP HEALING

Day12: These are pictures of 6 of 9 smaller ulcers. The koi is making good progress now.

AEROMONAS KOI ULCER PICTURES WITH STEP BY STEP HEALING
AEROMONAS KOI ULCER PICTURES WITH STEP BY STEP HEALING

Day 12: The koi is improving greatly now and appears that the antibiotic regime is working.

AEROMONAS KOI ULCER PICTURES WITH STEP BY STEP HEALING
AEROMONAS KOI ULCER PICTURES WITH STEP BY STEP HEALING

 

Day 21: Progress was still being made and recorded on the 21st day. This was the last picture I had taken. Unfortunately, the koi died on the 31stday. All of the 9 smaller ulcers had completely healed. The 5 large ones were approximately 80 percent healed. Autopsy did not reveal anything remarkable.

AEROMONAS KOI ULCER PICTURES WITH STEP BY STEP HEALING

AEROMONAS KOI ULCER PICTURES WITH STEP BY STEP HEALING

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