Before and after gallery

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Showa koi with bacterial skin infection

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Tancho koi with burnt fins from a customer salt dipping for too long

The area of contusion in the before photograph is caused in my option by viral lesions. It responded well to antiviral treatment

The area of contusion in the before photograph is caused in my option by viral lesions. It responded well to antiviral treatment

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After treatment

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After  treatment

I have been seeing several bacterial/ulcer cases, but with the correct diagnosis and course of treatments it isn't necessarily a fatal condition.

I have been seeing several bacterial/ulcer cases, but with the correct diagnosis and course of treatments it isn't necessarily a fatal condition.

 

Microscope slide videos

Costia Ichtyobo is a common, yet very deadly parasite of koi or any other freshwater fish, and can be particularly difficult to diagnose due to its small size. Without the aid of my microscope here, it would have been difficult to tell that this Hariwake koi was so riddled!
Gyrodactylus is one of the more common types of worm like parasites affecting koi, and come in forms affecting the skin or gills. Here we have a skin fluke.
This tiny disc shaped parasite is only visible under the microscope and feeds on the natural mucus surrounding the fish. With a major infestation, this can lead to secondary infections causing your fish to become lethargic, stop feeding and remain stationary at the bottom of the pond.