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May 2013 Workshop with Rich Squires
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Rich Squires of Hoshi Koi joined our May workshop at Dan & Sharon's home.  He just returned from a month "working vacation" at Isawa, Japan with the Sakai family and had a lot to share with us.

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The Koi Doctor is a book that Rich found userful in Japan - it is available through the AKCA website.

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Rich shared some of the procedures Sakai's shared with him.  Their technique of sewing a torn fin and dealing with Dropsy by lancing and cleaning the area are shown above.

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Some of the medications used in Japan are not readily available in the US - OTC is a water-borne antibiotic, Bayer Antec “Virkon S”, and Terraco Spray  (oxytetracycline hydrochloride and hydrocortisone).
 
 
 

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Gene presented Rich with one our beautiful NIKK Friendship Awards and thanked him for sharing so much new information with our group!!
 
 
 
 

 
 
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And none of our pondside workshops end without some koi watching and conversations about filtration!!

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