IKI’s ability to cooperate with academic institutions, sponsor and be part of research projects (e.g. fish food testing, application testing of new fish keeping techniques and medication, …) give IKI another competitive advantage. The cooperation with these institutions and their staff ensure that IKI is at the forefront of Koi research and able to utilize the newest technology for health testing and secure shipping.
Only Koi that pass our stringent health checks get certified and issued health certificates.
IKI also certifies Koi dealers and retailers further down the supply chain. Their facilities and shipping process have to pass inspection and are subject to random checks. Certified retailers, dealers and whole-sellers improve their standard by taking seminars with IKI and pass annual tests.
HEALTH CHECKS FOR PARENT KOI
Health check involving blood tests and virology, ultra sound to determine the gender and state of eggs, use of X-ray to ensure Koi bones and bubble are without problem. The Koi get chipped and receive a IKI certificate in addition to the certificate of origin by the Koifarm (e.g. Sakai or Sing Chang).
HEALTH CHECKS FOR OTHER KOI
Any Koi can go through the same health check process like the above mentioned parent Koi. The process involves time and incurs costs, but provides peace of mind and helps to ensure a problem-free import ok Koi.
Customers seeking to reduce risk of introducing new Koi to their farms, shops and ponds often choose our certified shipping and health check service.