Animal & Veterinary
A Quick Reference Guide to Approved Drugs for Use in Aquaculture
Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health Corporation
|Catfish||1) Control of mortality due to enteric septicemia associated with Edwardsiella ictaluri|
2) Control of mortality due to columnaris disease associated with Flavobacterium columnare (Conditional Approval)
|10 mg Florfenicol per kg fish per day for 10 days||Enteric Septicemia Indication: |
Columnaris Disease Indication:
|Freshwater-reared Salmonids||1) Control of mortality due to furunculosis associated with Aeromonas salmonicida|
2) Control of mortality due to coldwater disease associated with F. psychrophilum
|10 mg florfenicol per kg fish per day for 10 days|
|Male and female brood finfish||Aid in improving spawning function||Males: 50-510 IU per lb |
Females: 67-1816 IU per lb
Western Chemical, Inc.
|Freshwater-reared finfish eggs||Control of mortality due to saprolegniasis|
|Freshwater-reared salmonids||Control of mortality due to bacterial gill disease associated with Flavobacterium branchiophilum||100 mg per L for 30 min or 50 - 100 mg per L for 60 min once per day on alternate days for 3 treatments|
Freshwater-reared coolwater finfish and channel catfish
|Control of mortality due to external columnaris disease associated with F. columnare|
Parasite-S Western Chemical, Inc. 1-800-283-5292
Formalin-F Natchez Animal Supply Co. 1-800-647-6760
Formacide-B B.L. Mitchell, Inc. 1-800-817-5808
|All finfish||Control of external protozoa (species of the genera Chilodonella, Costia, Epistylis, Ichthyophthirius, Scyphidia, and Trichodina), and monogenetic trematodes (species of the genera Cleidodiscus, Dactylogyrus, and Gyrodactylus)|
|All finfish eggs||Control fungi of the family Saprolegniaceae|
|Penaeid Shrimp||Control protozoan parasites (species of the genera Bodo, Epistylis, and Zoothamnium)|
|Salmon, trout, catfish, largemouth bass, and bluegill||Control external protozoa (species of the genera Chilodonella, Costia, Epistylis, Ichthyophthirius, Scyphidia, and Trichodina), and monogenetic trematodes (species of the genera Cleidodiscus, Dactylogyrus, and Gyrodactylus)|
|Salmon, trout, and esocid eggs||Control fungi of the family Saprolegniaceae||1,000 - 2,000 µL per L for 15 min|
ROMET®30 and ROMET®TC
Aquatic Health Resources
|Salmonids||Control of furunculosis due to Aeromonas salmonicida||50 mg per kg fish per day for 5 days|
|Catfish||Control of enteric septicemia due to Edwardsiella ictaluri||50 mg per kg fish per day for 5 days|
Oxytetracycline HCl Soluble Powder-343
IVX Animal Health
PennField Animal Health
TETROXY® Aquatic Soluble Powder
|Finfish fry and fingerlings||Mark skeletal tissues||200 - 700 mg oxytetracycline hydrochloride (buffered) per L of water for 2 - 6 hrs||None|
Western Chemical, Inc.
|Fish (of the families Ictaluridae, Salmonidae, Esocidae, and Percidae), aquatic amphibians, and other aquatic poikilotherms||Temporary immobilization||Fish: 15 - 330 mg per L|
Other poikilotherms: 1:1,000 – 1:20,000
TERRAMYCIN®200 for Fish
Phibro Animal Health
|Pacific Salmon||Mark skeletal tissue||250 mg per kg fish per day for 4 days|
|Salmonids||Control of ulcer disease (Hemophilus pisium), furunculosis (Aeromonas salmonicida), bacterial hemorrhagic septicemia (A. liquefaciens), and pseudomonas disease (Pseudomonas spp.)||2.5 – 3.75 g per 100 lbs fish per day for 10 days|
|Freshwater-reared salmonids||Control of mortality due to coldwater disease caused by Flavobacterium psychrophilum||3.75 g per 100 lbs fish per day for 10 days|
|All freshwater-reared Oncorhynchus mykiss||Control of mortality due to columnaris disease||3.75 g per 100 lbs fish per day for 10 days|
|Catfish||Control of bacterial hemorrhagic septicemia (A. liquefaciens) and pseudomonas disease (Pseudomonas spp.)||2.5 - 3.75 g per 100 lbs fish per day for 10 days|
|Lobster||Control of gaffkemia (Aerococcus viridians)||1 g per lb medicated feed for 5 days|
Always refer to each product’s label for specific instructions. It is the user’s responsibility to read the MSDS for each product and comply with local NPDES requirements. Use of product names does not indicate endorsement by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, or the American Fisheries Society.
Certain drugs that are intended for use in animal feeds. The use of VFD drugs is permitted only under the professional supervision of a licensed veterinarian. VFD drugs cannot be used under extra-label drug-use provisions.
Drugs that may be used only by, or on the order of, a licensed veterinarian.
The actual or intended use of an FDA-approved drug in a manner that is not in accordance with the approved label directions. Extra-label use is permitted only by, or on the order of, a licensed veterinarian when a valid veterinarian-client-patient relationship exists.
Please see the FDA/CVM website for additional information and new approvals (http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary). Contact FDA/CVM regarding any adverse drug events, including lack of effectiveness, with any approved drug (1-888-FDA-VETS).
Publication Date: August 2011 by the USFWS AADAP Program (http://www.fws.gov/fisheries/aadap), the AFS Fish Culture Section (http://www.fishculturesection.org/), the AFS Fish Health Section (http://www.fisheries.org/units/fhs/), and the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine (http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary).