Aquaflor (Canada)

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Aquaflor

This treatment applies to the following species:
Manufacturer: Merck Animal Health

(florfenicol)

50% Medicated Premix for Salmon / Antibiotic

DIN 02231742

For Veterinary Use Only

Composition

Each kg of Aquaflor® Premix contains 500 g (50%) of florfenicol in a palatable base.

Pharmacology

Aquaflor®, a synthetic broad spectrum antibiotic which inhibits bacteria by interfering with protein synthesis, is active in vitro against a number of important bacterial pathogens of salmon including: Aeromonas salmonicida, Vibrio salmonicida, Vibrio anguillarum and Yersinia ruckeri. Aquaflor® is rapidly absorbed from the intestine of salmon when administered in medicated feed. It is excreted mainly in the urine and bile.

Aquaflor Indications

For the treatment of furunculosis caused by susceptible strains of Aeromonas salmonicida in salmon.

Warning: Treated fish must not be harvested for use in food, or released as stocker fish, for at least 12 days after the latest treatment with this drug. Do not use in fish maintained at water temperatures <5°C. Avoid inhalation of dust and contact with skin and eyes. Wear protective clothing (mask and gloves). Wash hands after handling. Keep this and all medication out of the reach of children.

Dosage and Administration

Mix in unmedicated feed prior to pelleting, or use to surface coat pelleted feed. Feed mixture should deliver 10 mg florfenicol/kg body weight. Administer for 10 consecutive days. See Table for recommended Aquaflor® feed inclusion rate.

Recommended Aquaflor® Inclusion Rates for Preparation of Medicated Feed

Feeding Rate (% of body wt)

kg Aquaflor® per Metric Tonne of Feed

Kg Fish Medicated for 10 days per Metric Tonne of Feed

0.5%

4.0

20,000

1.0%

2.0

10,000

2.0%

1.0

5,000

3.0%

0.66

3,333

5.0%

0.40

2,000

For surface coating at the farm premises: Using an appropriate mixer, mix thoroughly the contents of one 25 kg bag of unmedicated fish feed with the amount of Aquaflor® calculated based on feeding rate (for example; at a feeding rate of 1% of body weight, 50 grams of Aquaflor® should be added per 25 kg bag of feed). Then add approximately 1 litre of an edible fish or vegetable oil and mix together for several minutes more to ensure uniform coating.

Storage

Store in a dry place between 2°-30°C. Use premix within 12 months of opening pouch. Use medicated feed not more than 6 months after manufacture. Keep separate from other feeds.

How Supplied

Aquaflor® is provided in individual 2 kg sealed laminated foil pouches.

® Registered trademark of Intervet Canada Corp.

Intervet Canada Corp., 16750, route Transcanadienne, Kirkland QC, H9H 4M7

For technical enquiries, call toll free 1 888 306-0069.

Net Contents:

Product code

 

2 kg

106200

05-0144LBLE

CAN093686LA

NAC No.: 12080005

MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH
Intervet Canada Corp.

16750 ROUTE TRANSCANADIENNE, KIRKLAND, QC, H9H 4M7
Order Desk:   514-428-7013
Toll-Free:   866-683-7838
Fax:   Toll-free 888-498-4444; local 514-428-7014
Website:   www.merck-animal-health.ca
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the Aquaflor information published above. However, it remains the responsibility of the readers to familiarize themselves with the product information contained on the Canadian product label or package insert.

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