Fish farmers and pond owners in Wisconsin and elsewhere can take low-cost online courses in fish health in what aquaculture veterinarian Dr. Myron Kebus says is the first effort of its kind in the nation.
Kebus, who heads up the aquaculture program at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, developed the courses along with with university colleagues.
Six courses are available at VetMedCE.org:
Introduction to Fish Health for Producers; Risk Management and Biosecurity; Water Quality; Preparing for Fish Health Inspections; Understanding Fish Health Assessments and Case Studies.
Courses are $10 each, or $50 for all six. For the first year, those who sign up and complete a survey can take the courses for free. Continuing education credits are available. Signing up for an account on the website is free.