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The International Association for Aquatic Animal Medicine (IAAAM) recognizes a continuing need for the funding of research projects focused on aquatic animal medicine. IAAAM also recognizes the value and importance for students to gain solid scientific research training. To help fill these needs and to further promote involvement of students in aquatic animal medicine, the IAAAM has established the Medway Scholarship Program designed to support research experiences for students interested in pursuing careers in aquatic animal medicine.

The program is primarily intended for undergraduate, veterinary, and graduate students without stipends or other sources of funding. The purpose of the scholarship is to partially support the student for research experiences beyond that which they might experience with normal undergraduate classwork or a graduate/veterinary curriculum.

Click here for more information about the Medway Scholarship.

Click here for a copy of the Medway Scholarship Application.

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The AVMA Clinical Practitioners Advisory Committee (CPAC) makes recommendations to the Council on Biologic and Therapeutic Agents (COBTA) which takes the recommendations to the AVMA for consideration or action. I am on the CPAC representing zoos, aquariums, and wildlife, so I'd like you to contact me if you have any issues you think the AVMA should be reviewing. Examples would be the availability of necessary medications or regulations that make doing your job difficult (if you think the AVMA could do something about it).

Thanks.
Don
donaldstremme@gmail.com

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In 2018, the IAAAM Board voted to create a Lifetime Achievement Award for Aquatic Animal Medicine and to name this award for the inaugral receipient, Sam Ridgway. IAAAM want to acknowledge Dr. Ridgway's hard work and dedication which was instrumental in developing the field of aquatic animal medicine.

Aquatic Mammals Journal video of Dr. Ridgway discussing the history of his work with marine mammals.

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With personal privacy in the news worldwide, the IAAAM has changed and posted it's privacy policies at http://www.iaaam.org/privacy/. We have also given you more options to control the personal information IAAAM collects and stores about you. If you have any questions, please feel free to read the privacy policies and contact webmaster@iaaam.org

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This birth is considered a true success story as breeding of this delicate species represents quite a challenge

The penguin colony at Loro Parque has recently welcomed a new family member as a Chinstrap penguin chick was born in PlanetPenguin. This birth is considered a real success as it is a very delicate penguin species, which poses quite a challenge in its breeding.

The chick was born weighing 88 grams and spent its first days in a hatcher of BabyPenguin where it was hand-reared. At this time, the penguin chick received 10% of its weight in blended fish, as well vitamins and calcium. During its first month and a half, the chick receives this formula five times a day every three hours; then this frequency is reduced to two meals a day, after which the young penguin starts eating solid food.

Presently, the chinstrap penguin chick weighs 736 grams and has already started the integration process by adapting to its new environment until it is fully integrated with the rest of the penguins at Loro Parque.

Chinstrap penguins inhabit the shore waters of the Antarctic Ocean; they are a medium size (46-61 centimeters) and weigh between 5 and 8 kilos. They are able to dive up to 70 meters deep, and their diet is mainly based on Antarctic krill, although they can also eat fish and other crustaceans whenever these are available.

This new addition to the penguin colony, along with four other rockhopper penguin chicks, promises yet another successful year at the penguinarium of Loro Parque. The birth of new chicks is, above all, a good indicator of adequate animal welfare as it demonstrates that all the necessities of the animals are effectively and properly covered, and they can reproduce normally.

Loro Parque considers every single detail when it comes to animal care. In PlanetPinguin not only that their natural habitat is recreated, with 12 tons of snow generated daily, but also the Antarctic light cycles are respected all throughout the year. Presently, the penguin family at Loro Parque is enjoying the polar summer with plenty of light and longer days than in winter.

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