January 31, 2018
To all our valued customers,
We are back!!
We just received the results for the last of our samples. All samples came back good!!
It was definitely one of the longest months Kodama Koi Farm has ever had.
Since we confirmed the virus on December 28,2017, we depopulated 19 ponds.
We euthanized 3450 Koi, although they were not all confirmed with KHV. We took precautionary measures and euthanized them. This caused a huge loss in our inventory.
We submitted 328 samples to make sure that our farm is clear from any KHV.
We then sanitized the whole farm.
We have revised and improved our current quarantine and disinfection protocol. We received some great advice from Dr. Yamasaki.
The past month has been difficult for Kodama Koi Farm. But I believe it was a test on our commitment which is to deliver healthy and beautiful Japanese Koi to Koi hobbyists in the US and Canada.
We received numerous support from so many people. We would not be here today without them.
I would like to thank Dr. Yamasaki, Dr. Falls, Dr. Cheng and Dr. Girey for helping us in the process of cleaning and rebuilding our farm stronger.
I am thankful and fortunate for all of Kodama Koi Farm team members who endured with us during the past month. Euthanizing and burying all the Koi we raised with love is nothing but torture.
And most importantly I would like express our gratitude to all of our loyal customers who kept supporting and encouraging us through this tragedy.
We can finally start the new year. We will have our first Koi sales of 2018 on February 1.
Sincerely in KOI,
Kodama Koi Farm