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EQUIPMENT CHECK LIST BY DUNCAN GRIFFITHS THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF EQUIPMENT YOU WILL FIND ESSENTIAL AND USEFULL WHEN FIXING FISH THIS PRESENTATION IS.

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1 EQUIPMENT CHECK LIST BY DUNCAN GRIFFITHS THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF EQUIPMENT YOU WILL FIND ESSENTIAL AND USEFULL WHEN FIXING FISH THIS PRESENTATION IS AUTOMATIC AND REQUIRES NO ACTION ON YOUR PART OTHER THAN SIT BACK AND ENJOY

2 WE WILL START WITH THE MOST EXPENSIVE AND ESSENTIAL ITEMS MICROSCOPE THIS WILL PLAY THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF YOUR KIT OBVIOUSLY THE MORE YOU PAY THE BETTER THE MICROSCOPE, BUT FOR THE PURPOSE OF POND DIAGNOSTICS YOU NEED NOT GO ABOVE X400 MAGNIFICATIONS MOST OPTICS ON RELATIVELY CHEAP SCOPES ARE REALLY QUITE GOOD THESE DAYS. MOST PARASITES ARE EASY TO IDENTIFY AT X150, A USEFUL OPTION IS AN ELECTRIC LIGHT SOURCE AND A MOVEING STAGE

3 A MEANS TO WEIGHING YOUR MEDICATION SCALES THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO DELIVER YOUR CHOSEN MEDICATION OTHER THAN TO WEIGH IT! FOR THIS REASON, THE REQUIREMENT OF ANYONE FIXING FISH TO OWN A SET OF ACCURATE GRAM SCALES IS NOT UP FOR DEBATE THIS IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF YOUR KIT! SCALES CAN COME IN,MANY TYPES AND FORMS BUT FOR A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF MONEY A DIGITAL SET OF SCALES CAN BE HAD MEASURING IN 0.1 GRAMS, £50/60$ SHOULD SEE YOU WITH A SET OF THIS ACCURACY THEY CAN HAVE MANY FEATURES, BUT A GOOD ONE WHICH MOST HAVE IS TARE WEIGHT, THIS MEANS IF YOU PLACE A RECEPTICALE ON THE SCALES TO MEASURE YOUR TREATMENT OUT INTO, THE SCALES TAKES THE WEIGHT OF THIS INTO ACCOUNT AND STARTS FROM ZERO WITH THIS IN PLACE

4 A MEANS TO WORK OUT YOUR DOSAGE CALCULATOR YOU WILL SAVE YOURSELVES LOADS OF TIME WITH A CALCULATOR, IF YOUR LIKE ME A JUST NO GOOD AT MATHAMATICS AND REMEMBER THERE IS NO END TO THE AMOUNT OF CALCULATING YOU MAY BE DOING

5 A MEANS TO TRANSPORT YOUR SICK KOI KOI SOCK IN ORDER TO AVOID DAMAGE TO YOUR PATIENT TO AND FROM THE POND YOU WILL NEED A KOI SOCK THIS IS A NET TYPE FRAME WITH A VERY FINE NET TUBE ATTACHED AND IS OPEN AT THE FAR END, THE KOI ENTERS FROM THE HANDLE END LENGTH WAYS AND EXITS AT THE OTHER OPEN END, HOPEFULLY WITH NO INJURY

6 A MEANS TESTING THE POND WATER TEST KITS TEST KITS ARE NOT AN OPTION THEY ARE ESSENTIAL LET ME RESTATE THAT THEY ARE *ALL*ESSENTIAL AND REMEMBER THEY DO NOT HAVE AN INDEFINATE SHELF LIFE, BUT IN THE SEASON THIS WILL NOT MATTER BECAUSE IF YOU ARE DOING YOUR JOB RIGHT YOU WILL NEVER HAVE THE SAME TEST KIT VERY LONG, BUT IF YOU ARE INACTIVE DURIING THE WINTER MONTHS REMEMBER TO REPLACE THEM AT THE START OF THE SEASON WITH NEW ONES

7 SURGERY SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF TYPICAL SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS FOR MINOR SURGERY AS THE PHOTOGRAPH IS UP WE MAY AS WELL START WITH HYPERDERMIC NEEDLES MY PREFERENCE IS FOR THE 1 ML INSULIN TYPE HYPERDERMICS THESE ARE DISPOSABLE AND CHEAP TO BUY THERE SHOULD BE NO NEED TO FIND YOURSELF SHORT OF THESE, BUT PLEASE BARE IN MIND NEVER RE-USE A NEEDLE ITS NOT WORTH THE RISK OF CROSS CONTAMINATION YOU MAY FIND YOURSELF USING NUFLOR ANTIBIOTIC THIS IS OIL BASED AND REALLY QUITE HARD TO DRAW UP SO YOU WILL NEED TO USE A WIDER GAUGE NEEDLE ( 19G)

8 SURGERY SURGICAL SCISSORS A COUPLE OF GOOD SHARP SURGICAL SCISSOR ARE REQUIRED THESE MAY BE STRAIGHT OR CURVED. THIS ITEM WILL BE USED FOR TRIMMING TISSUE AND ALSO THE SMALLER AND FINER INFECTED FINS PLEASE DISCARD THESE ITEMS WHEN THEY LOSE THEIR EDGE, AS THEY CAN DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD

9 SURGERY BONE CUTTERS FROM TIME TO TIME YOU WILL NEED TO TRIM THE THICKER MORE BONY PARTS OF THE FINS, THESE ARE IN THE MAIN THE LEADING RAYS OF THE FINS ON THE LARGER KOI. SCISSORS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COPE WITH THESE MORE BONY RAYS SO A GOOD SET OF BONE CUTTERS ARE ESSENTIAL

10 SURGERY TWEEZERS THIS IS THE MOST FREQUENTLY USED ITEM IN MY TOOL KIT, THEY ARE ESSENTIAL FOR PULLING DEAD SCALES, DEAD SCALES ARE USUALLY TRANSPARENT AND ARE NO PROBLEM TO PULL

11 SURGERY SCALPELS YOU WILL NEED A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF SCALPELS KNIVES, APART FROM THE STAINLESS STEEL TYPE AS USED BY A SURGEON WITH DETACHABLE BLADES, THEY ALSO COME IN DISPOSABLE TYPE WITH A PLASTIC HANDLE( THROW AWAY) REALLY QUITE CHEAP.

12 SURGERY BUTTERFLY PROBES OPTIONAL, BUTTERFLY PROBES ARE HANDY FOR GETTING YOU INTO THOSE HARD TO GET PLACES AND OBTAINING SAMPLES, THEY ARE ALSO GOOD FOR LIFTING THOSE SKIN FLAPS FOR EASY ACCESS AND OBTAINING SAMPLES FROM THE BACK OF THE GILL COVERS 1001 USES FOR THIS ITEM

13 SURGERY WATCH MAKERS EYE PIECE OPTIONAL AGAIN, BUT THIS IS A REAL NICE HANDY INEXPENSIVE PIECE OF KIT X 2 MAGNIFICATION GETS YOU A GOOD CLOSE UP OF A PROBLEM ON A KOI

14 SURGERY FORCEPS GET THESE BABIES LOCKED ONTO SOMETHING AND OUT IT COMES! GOOD FOR THOSE NOT SO DEAD SCALES AND CLAMPING OFF.

15 SURGERY COTTON BUDS THE ONLY WAY TO CEAN UP A WOUND AND TREAT IT TOPICALY WITH YOUR CHOSEN MEDICATION, BE IT TAMADINE, MERCUROCHROME OR MALACHITE GREEN

16 SURGERY STERILE SWABS WHEN IT COMES TIME TO SEND A SAMPLE OF BACTERIA FROM AN INFECTION OFF TO THE LAB, THESE ARE GREAT, JUST BREAK OPEN A PACK, TAKE A SWAB THEN SCREW IT INTO THE CONTAINER, IT WILL REMAIN SAFE THERE TILL THE LAB CAN DO A CULTURE

17 SURGERY MEASURING JUG DONT FORGET ONE OR TWO OF THESE,HOW ARE YOU GOING TO MEASURE A LIQUID OUT IN LARGE QUANTITIES ?AND WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO MIX IN? GLASS TYPE IS PREFFERED, BUT ANY PORT IN A STORM.(PLASTIC)

18 OTHER ITEMS OTHER ITEMS INCLUDE A PADDED TREATMENT MATT FOR LAYING YOUR SICK KOI ON A KOI BOWL FOR YOUR ANAESTHETIC ALTHOUGH WHEN EVER POSSIBLE I LIKE TO USE A PLASTIC FISH BAG, FOR YOUR AVERAGE SIZE KOI A NET, FINALLY SOME GOOD TRAINING AND A LITTLE BIT OF THE LUCK OF THE IRISH!! THANK YOU FOR WATCHING THIS PRESENTATION AND FEEL FREE TO RE-RUN IT, I WISH YOU………. GOOD LUCK FOR THE FUTURE!!!


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