ATTENTION AAFV MEMBERS AND COLLEAGUES
2019 AAFV Conference
September 29 & 30, 2019
Join us for the 2019 AAZV Annual Conference Concurrent with ExoticsCon (the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, the Association of Avian Veterinarians,
and the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians),
NAG and AAFV on Sept 27 – October 5, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri.
We are excited to be a part of this joint conference and hope you will be as well. This event will bring together the best exotic pet, zoo and wildlife veterinarians to contribute to the scientific, continuing education, networking and hands-on learning that make our careers enriching and fulfilling.
AAFV Conference Registration is Now OPEN!
Go to our 2019 AAFV Conference subpage for link and more conference information
The American Association of Fish Veterinarians Announces
Five Scholarship Recipients
The American Association of Fish Veterinarians is pleased to announce 5 recipients of their scholarship. All of the applicants were well qualified which made the committee’s task of narrowing the list down to five difficult. AAFV is appreciative of the scholarship money they received from Dr. Hugh Mitchell, Dr. Stephen Reichley, Dr. Stacey Pulver, Dr. Thomas Waltzek, Dr. Janet Whaley, Dr. Johnny Shelley, Dr. Lester Khoo, Dr. Timothy Kniffen, and Merck. Their contributions help further aquatic veterinary medicine.
The American Association of Fish Veterinarians and the AAFV Scholarship Committee would like to announce the following recipients and congratulate them:
Ms. Michelle Barnett
North Carolina State University, Class of 2021
Michelle will be using her award to defray the cost of attending in AQUAVET® I
Dr. Jacqueline Elliott
Louisiana State University, Anatomic Pathology Resident
Dr. Elliott will be using her award to defray the cost for attending the 44th Annual Eastern Fish Health Workshop and also participating in AQUAVET® II
Ms. Chelsea Hester
University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, class of 2020
Chelsea will be using her award to defray cost for attending AQUAVET® II
Ms. Elizabeth St. Germaine
Western University of Health Sciences, Class of 2021
Elizabeth will be using her award to defray the cost of attending AQUAVET® III
Ms. Jaclyn Wilson
Western University of Health Sciences, Class of 2021
Jaclyn will be using her award to defray cost for attending AQUAVET® II
The AAFV Scholarship is open to any student or recent veterinary school graduate who is a member of AAFV (Please see the website for more detailed information on eligibility). If you are interested in applying for next year’s scholarship, please visit https://www.fishvets.org/.
NOAA Aquaculture Science and Research Programs
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries
Peer Review of the Aquaculture Science
Regional Fisheries Science Centers
NOS' National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries has released the results of the "... first-ever formal peer review of the aquaculture science conducted at six Regional Fisheries Science Centers (Northeast, Northwest, Southeast and U.S. Caribbean, Southwest, Alaska and Pacific Islands) and NOS' National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science ... The resulting report highlighted the high quality of research conducted by agency experts for many years, along with gaps and challenges facing the increasingly important aquaculture program ... The [review] panel's recommendations addressed current research gaps, and included comments on future gaps in growth areas like seaweed and macroalgae ..."
Source: March 1, 2019 NOAA News Release, titled "NOAA's Aquaculture Science Impresses Panel with Quality, Results", posted at
The "Review of NOAA's Aquaculture Science Program" report is posted at
Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
The AVMA's definitions of antimicrobial uses for prevention,
control, and treatment of disease
Recent state and federal legislative actions and current recommendations from the World Health Organization seem to suggest that, when it comes to antimicrobial stewardship, use of antimicrobials for prevention, control, or treatment of disease can be ranked in order of appropriateness, which in turn has led, in some instances, to attempts to limit or specifically oppose the routine use of medically important antimicrobials for prevention of disease. In contrast, the AVMA Committee on Antimicrobials believes that attempts to evaluate the degree of antimicrobial stewardship on the basis of therapeutic intent are misguided and that use of antimicrobials for prevention, control, or treatment of disease may comply with the principles of antimicrobial stewardship. It is important that veterinarians and animal caretakers are clear about the reason they may be administering antimicrobials to animals in their care. Concise definitions of prevention, control, and treatment of individuals and populations are necessary to avoid confusion and to help veterinarians clearly communicate their intentions when prescribing or recommending antimicrobial use.
Marine Biotoxin Management
Office of Food Safety
Division of Seafood Safety
FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)
“Marine Biotoxin Management” is the title of a training video developed by FDA to "... provide a better understanding of specific biotoxin concepts in the National Shellfish Sanitation Program (NSSP), as described in the NSSP Guide for the Control of Molluscan Shellfish: 2017 Revision. The video, comprised of three learning modules, is a tool to help the seafood industry and state and federal agencies understand biotoxin sources and geographic distributions, develop or improve marine biotoxin management and control plans, and determine the appropriate laboratory methods for specific applications ..."
"Marine Biotoxin Management Training Video", posted at
Information about the National Shellfish Sanitation Program (NSSP) is available at
Questions may be directed to the Office of Food Safety Division of Seafood Safety of the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition in College Park, Maryland at 240 402 2300; e-mail: SeafoodHACCP@FDA.gov