Heating Koi With KHV Koi Herpes Virus

When confronted by KHV, you can expect high mortalities. In other words, a realistic expectation would be that more than fifty percent of your fish are going to end up perishing. Should that scare you? No. It should “aware” you. If there’s something you can do to stop the losses, should you? Would you? The … Read more

Common Questions After KHV Outbreak

Here’s why I’m sure that Heat denatures and eliminates the Koi Herpes Virus. The Israelis wanted an “immune” fish. So they infected the Koi and then when they were symptomatic, they heated them to 83-84 dF to clear them. But that wasn’t long enough to generate antibodies. So they re-infected them. And then when they … Read more

Koi Herpes Virus (KHV) Symptoms in Outbreak Dialogue

What if two smart people got together to clarify some points of public concern regarding Koi Herpes Virus? Well that’s what happened and we got a lot of information out there. Of course new information emerges all the time but here is what we knew back then. It’s an interesting read. KHV Dialogue – Dr. … Read more

KHV and SVC Virus Survival & Stability Outside the Fish

A fomite is an inanimate object. The object, functioning as a fomite spreads a disease. For example, the common cold is spread on doorknobs among other things. The doorknob is a fomite. The question was raised about fomite spreasd of KHV and SVC and I took the question to the highest authority on the viruses … Read more

KHV Koi Herpes Virus Versus Spring Viremia of Carp

Overview: Koi are generally hardy fish. They’re descended from the common carp and are tough, essentially omnivorous fish with the ability to withstand a range of living conditions. As an ornamental specimen, the Koi is beautiful, and sought after for it’s highly strained color varieties. Koi health and disease is essentially a balancing act or … Read more