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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service


Location: Harry K. Dupree Stuttgart National Aquaculture Research Cntr

Title: Guide to Using Drugs, Biologics, and Other Chemicals in Aquaculture

item Bowker, Jim
item Trushenski, Jesse
item Tuttle-lau, Maren
item Straus, David - Dave
item Gaikowski, Mark
item Goodwin, Andy
item Sprague, Laura
item Bowman, Molly

Submitted to: American Fisheries Society Book Series
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/7/2011
Publication Date: 2/12/2011
Citation: Bowker, J., Trushenski, J., Tuttle-Lau, M., Straus, D.L., Gaikowski, M., Goodwin, A., Sprague, L., Bowman, M. 2011. Guide to Using Drugs, Biologics, and Other Chemicals in Aquaculture. American Fisheries Society Book Series. Available:

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The Guide to Using Drugs, Biologics, and Other Chemicals in Aquaculture (Guide) describes regulated products that are approved for use in U.S. aquaculture. The Guide also describes drugs that are not yet approved for use in the U. S. but that can be used under an Investigational New Animal Drug (INAD) exemption and drugs that are considered to be of low regulatory priority (LRP) enforcement. The Guide was developed by the Working Group on Aquaculture Drugs, Chemicals, and Biologics established by the Fish Culture Section of the American Fisheries Society. The Working Group was created to facilitate communication and cooperation between public and private aquaculture interests, academic and agency researchers, and regulators to address needs and issues associated with the approval and use of aquatic animal drugs, biologics, and other regulated products in aquaculture. In this role, the Working Group created the Guide as an update and extension of the Guide to Drug, Vaccine, and Pesticide use in Aquaculture, originally developed by the Federal Joint Subcommittee on Aquaculture Working Group on Quality Assurance in Aquaculture Production in cooperation with various other agency and industry partners. The current Guide continues in the spirit of the previous document, serving as a comprehensive introduction to the use of regulated products in aquaculture and a resource for fish culturists.

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