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Eagle Fish Health Laboratory

and Laboratory experience in diagnostic and inspection services to
anadromous and resident fish hatcheries of The Idaho Department of Fish
and Game (IDFG). We have a unique
situation at the Eagle Fish Health Lab.  We have two fish health providers that service 20 hatcheries
across the state and 3 lab technologists working in a fairly modern lab doing
the testing on the samples for virus and bacteria.  We have a modern dorm
with kitchens and laundry.  This is a real opportunity to do hands on fish
health work for senior vet students.
  • Students will be collecting, transporting, submitting,
    and working up samples collected at IDFG hatcheries for the Integrated
    Fish Health Program practiced at these facilities.
  • Students will work
    with juvenile steelhead and Chinook salmon, rainbow trout, and adult
    Chinook salmon. Students will be introduced to Hatchery Bio-Security
    programs and their applications.
  • Students will also receive some
    training in bacteriology, virology, parasitology of salmonids and other
    fish. ELISA-based culling program for Bacterial Kidney Disease (BKD) of
    adult Chinook salmon is a major portion of the program.
  • 20 resident and anadromous hatcheries across Idaho operated by Idaho Fish and Game
  • Phil Mamer, DVM, Supervisor, Eagle Fish Health Laboratory
  • 2 clinical fish pathologists and 3 laboratory technologists
  • Evaluate
    live, sick and dead fish.
  • Collect diagnostic samples.
  • Preserve
  • Evaluate laboratory testing of diagnostic samples.
8 hours per day and 5 days per week
Eagle Fish Health Lab
Eagle Fish Health Laboratoy

1800 Trout Road

Eagle Idaho 83616
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Phil Mamer DVM
Updated: 01/23/12
Eagle, ID
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