Antibiotic residues in farmed shrimp - a major hazard - Winter school on recent advances in diagnosis and management of diseases in mariculture, 7th to 27th November 2002, Course Manual

Surendran, P K (2002) Antibiotic residues in farmed shrimp - a major hazard - Winter school on recent advances in diagnosis and management of diseases in mariculture, 7th to 27th November 2002, Course Manual. [Teaching Resource]

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Even though use of antibiotics in aquaculture practice is unscientific, unwanted and harmful, antibiotics are being used for (i) therapeutic (ii) prophylactic and/or growth promoting purposes. Also, some manufactures are incorporating certain antibiotics in shrimp feed as a preservative. The devastating shrimp diseases like white spot syndrome disease and yellow head disease are caused by viruses. Antibiotics have no therapeutic value against viruses at all. Still many of our aquaculture farmers are dumping antibiotic formulations in their farms against viral diseases. Further, even bacterial diseases carmot be treated with antibiotics, since in the aquaculture environment, effectiveness of antibiotic therapy is not at all proved. The world over, use of antibiotics in aquaculture is banned. Still clandestine efforts are being made to practice its use.

Item Type:Teaching Resource
Uncontrolled Keywords:Antibiotic residues; farmed shrimp; Winter school; diagnosis; management of diseases; mariculture; Course manual
Subjects:Aquaculture > Mariculture
Aquaculture
Fish Diseases
Aquaculture > Farming/Culture
Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions:Contributors
ID Code:5450
Deposited By:Geetha P Mrs
Deposited On:25 Oct 2010 15:44
Last Modified:25 Oct 2010 15:44

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