Applied Fish Pharmacology by K. M. Treves-Brown MA, Vet MB (Cantab) (auth.)

By K. M. Treves-Brown MA, Vet MB (Cantab) (auth.)

As aquaculture keeps to extend there's a want for better wisdom of medicinal remedies either for the prevention and remedy of illness and for the industrial husbandry of fish. This booklet, the 1st of its style, is written for a global readership. it's a reference handbook for someone all for the choice of medications for management to fish. it's going to even be priceless to directors enthusiastic about the criminal keep an eye on of aquaculture.
the 1st half covers matters which impact all medicine's tools of administering medicines to fish, a number of the features of defense and the correct laws in nations with vital aquacultural industries. next components evaluate the variety of obtainable medicinal components and current present wisdom of the pharmacology and techniques of use for every. specific cognizance is given to issues of safety - for the fish, for the individual administering the drugs, for the patron of medicated fish and for the environment.

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If prolonged medication is necessary only 1 month's requirement may be prescribed at a time. • The daily dose must be mixed into a quantity of feed corresponding to at least half the daily ration. The reason for this requirement is not explained but it is presumably to obviate inadvertent overdosing through the provision of too much medicated feed to the animals; • The prescription must be dated and is valid for only 3 months from that date. 2 THE FEED ADDITIVES DIRECTIVE There is another directive, No.

Not only fish farmed for human consumption). The USA definition therefore includes algicides, herbicides, dyes to check water flows etc. It cannot be denied that such compounds may enter edible fish tissues, but this is a side effect, not the intention; they are outside the scope of this book. 3 SCOPE OF THE CONTROLS In UK The Medicines Act 1968 was passed as a direct response to the thalidomide tragedy and it controlled the activities of the pharmaceutical industry - manufacture, distribution, warehousing, importation, exportation, labelling, sale or supply.

The legal definitions in the UK and USA form a striking example of this. The original medicines legislation in the UK was The Medicines Act of 1968. This was found to be largely adequate to comply with the requirements of Directive 81/851/EEC. The amending Directive 90/676/EEC necessitated some secondary legislation in the UK but the definition of a medicine has remained from the 1968 act. This is that a "'medicinal product' means any substance ... for use by being administered to one or more human beings or animals for a medicinal purpose" (The Medicines Act, Section 130).

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