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Antibiotics and the alternatives
Smith, P. (1992). Antibiotics and the alternatives, in: De Pauw, N. et al. (Ed.) Aquaculture and the Environment: reviews of the International Conference Aquaculture Europe '91, Dublin, Ireland, June 10-12, 1991. EAS Special Publication, 16: pp. 223-234
In: De Pauw, N.; Joyce, J. (Ed.) (1992). Aquaculture and the Environment: reviews of the International Conference Aquaculture Europe '91, Dublin, Ireland, June 10-12, 1991. EAS Special Publication, 16. European Aquaculture Society: Gent, Belgium. ISBN 90-71625-10-9. 536 pp., more
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  • Smith, P.

Abstract
    Antibiotic therapy represents the last line of defence that a fish farmer has in his attempts to control losses due to bacterial disease in his stock. This paper discusses the problems associated with antibiotic therapy such as the persistence of tissue residues, increased concern about the introduction of antibiotics into the environment, the emergence of strains of pathogens resistant to antibiotics and the slow rate at which new antibiotics are being licensed. The argument is presented that these problems are such that a serious consideration of alternative methods of disease control is necessary. The control of furunculosis in Ireland will be used to discuss the nature of these alternative methods of disease control.

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