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
live, sick and dead fish.
Collect diagnostic samples.
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
phil [dot] mamer [at] idfg [dot] idaho [dot] gov
Phil Mamer DVM
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