We are regularily modifying our website to best serve you. Please note: previous documents of importance on our main page will be found on Continuing Education/Veterinary Resources page
ATTENTION AAFV MEMBERS AND COLLEAGUES
AAFV Presentation Agenda and Updates are now posted under our
2019 AAFV Conference subpage
2019 AAFV Conference Announcement
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 Sunday Wetlabs
2 Wet Labs - Handling, Sedation and Clinical Diagnostic
Techniques for Fish and Introduction to Invertebrates!
AAFV Monday Sessions
Current Practices in Fish Medicine: Novel Diagnostics, Therapeutics, Pharmacology & Surgical Techniques
Business Models & Economics of Fish Veterinary Practice
Fish Welfare: Current Topics and Applications to
Fish Stress Management, Mitigation & Monitoring
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
The FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine recently approved the supplemental new animal drug application (NADA) for Terramycin ®200 for Fish. This supplemental approval provides for the addition of an indication for marking the skeletal tissue of freshwater-reared salmonids weighing up to 55 grams. Label details: treatment dose of 3.75 g OTC per 100 lbs fish/day for 10 days; immediate release is permitted following last day of medicated feed; will need a Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) to order the medicated feed; and no extra label use allowed. The INAD will remain open for any non-label uses. If you would like to see the label expanded for your species or fish size, contact AADAP. We can work with the drug sponsor and FDA to see what would need to be done.
Fisheries of the U.S.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has released its annual report which found that "... fishing and seafood consumption in the United States increased in 2017, with landings and value of U.S. fisheries continuing a strong, positive trend. Across the nation, American fishermen landed 9.9 billion pounds of fish and shellfish in 2017, while the U.S. imported 5.9 billion pounds of seafood, up 1.6 percent ... In addition, the report notes that the average American ate 16.0 pounds of fish and shellfish in 2017, up a significant 1.1 pounds from the year before ... The U.S. aquaculture industry produced $1.5 billion in 2016 — the most recent year aquaculture data is available — an increase from 1.4 billion in 2015. Thus, aquaculture represented approximately 21 percent of the value of the nation’s total seafood production in 2016. The top value domestic farmed marine species were oysters, clams, and salmon ... Shrimp, salmon, and tuna continue to top the list of imports for 2017, with a total value of all seafood imports of $21.5 billion (up 10.4 percent) ..." - NOAA also released the "... 11th Fisheries Economics of the United States report which provides the most up-to-date economic statistics on commercial and recreational fisheries as well as seafood-related businesses for each coastal state and the nation ..."
Annual report posted at:
"Fisheries of the United States, 2017" is posted at
A Fact Sheet is posted at
New Strategic Plan Released by the USDA
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
A new Strategic Plan has been released by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The Plan includes "... tangible and specific goals that will guide APHIS through 2023.The Agency's three strategic goals include: 1) Deliver efficient, effective, and responsive programs; 2) Safeguard American agriculture; and 3) Facilitate safe U.S. agricultural exports. These goals include 14 objectives and many proven tactics to achieve them ..."
The November 27, 2018 USDA APHIS Stakeholder Registry Bulletin, entitled: "APHIS Administrator Shares New Strategic Plan", is posted at:
The November 2018 USDA APHIS Strategic Plan FY 2019-2023 is posted at:
Radiographs courtesy of Dr. Shane Boylan, South Carolina Aquarium
Loan, Grant, Training and Research Programs
NIFA Grant Funding Opp.
Annc. - Comp. Genomics Rsh. Prog. Understanding Biol. Processes Related toHealth & Disease of Agriculturally Important Animals
Deadline: June 5, 2019
University of New England
Master’s degree program in OCEAN FOOD SYSTEMS
Sea Grant Educator
Deadline: Until filled
Grad Rsch Assistantship, Marine Ornamental Fish Aquaculture
Location: U of FL, Indian Rvr Rsch & Edu Ctr, Ft Pierce
Deadline: July 15
Live Feeds Researcher - Copepod Production
Location: UFL-TAL, Ruskin, FL
Deadline: Until filled
Tenure Track Assistant or Associate Prof. of Marine Aquaculture Science
Location: UC-Davis, Bodega Bay, CA
Spring 2019 Joint Aquaculture Research Internship
Location: Mystic Aquarium and Marine Science Magnet High School of SE Conn.
School of Aquaculture Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (SFAAS)
Extension Specialist - Fish Health
Location: Alabama Fish Farming Center (AFFC), Greensboro
Deadline: Open until filled
UPCOMING EVENTS, WEBINARS & CONFERENCES
25th Annual U.S. FWS, Aquaculture Drug Approval Coordination Workshop
July 30 - Aug 1
Aug 2-6, 2019
AAFV Joint Conference with AAZV, ARAV, AEMV, AAV and AAFV
Sept 27-Oct 5
St Louis, MO
23rd Biennial Society of Marine Mammalogy Conference/2nd World Marine Mammal Science Conference
2019 AQUAVET® I & II & III