List of Veterinary Drugs that are Authorized for Sale by Health Canada for Use in Food-Producing Aquatic Animals - Health Canada

Brand Name Active Ingredient(s) DIN Species Indication(s) Withdrawal Period**
Aquaflor Florfenicol 02231742 Salmon For the treatment of furunculosis caused by susceptible strains of Aeromonas salmonicida in salmon. 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.
Aqualife TMS Tricaine Methanesulfonate 02168510 Salmonids For anaesthesia or sedation of salmonids. Treated fish must not be slaughtered for use in food for at least 5 days after the latest treatment with this drug at water temperatures of 10 °C or greater.
Oxysol-220 Oxytetracycline HCl 02223902 Lobsters As an aid in the prevention and treatment of gaffkemia (red tail) caused by Aerococcus viridans in lobsters (Homerus spp.) held in lobster cars or pounds. Treated lobsters must not be marketed for use in food for at least 30 days after the latest treatment with this drug.
Oxysol-440 Oxytetracycline HCl 00685224 Lobsters As an aid in the prevention and treatment of gaffkemia (red tail) caused by Aerococcus viridans in lobsters held in lobster cars or pounds. Treated lobsters must not be marketed for use in food for at least 30 days after the latest treatment with this drug.
Parasite-S Formalin (Aqueous solution of formaldehyde) 02118114 Salmonids For the control of the following external protozoan parasites, Ichthyophthirius spp, (Ich "), Chilodonella spp., Costia spp.,Epistylis spp., Scyphidia spp., and Trichodina spp., and for the monogenetic trematodes Cleidodiscus spp., Gyrodactylus spp., and Dactylogyrus spp.
Pyceze Bronopol 02298880 Salmonids Atlantic Salmon and Rainbow trout (fry and smolts/ fingerlings) For the prevention of, and for the reduction of severity and spread of fungal infections (Saprolegnia spp.) in Atlantic salmon and Rainbow trout fry, and smolts/fingerlings. Do not use in adult fish.
Romet 30 Sulfadimethoxine and Ormetoprim 02242954 Salmonid For the treatment of furunculosis in salmonids (trout and salmon) caused by Aeromonas salmonicida strains susceptible to the Sulfadimethoxine and Ormetoprim combination. Treated fish must not be released as stocker fish or slaughtered for use in food for at least 42 days after the latest treatment with this drug when water temperature is 10 °C or above. Do not use when water temperature is below 10 °C.
SLICE Emamectin Benzoate 02328216 Atlantic salmon As an aid in the treatment of parasitic infestations caused by all parasitic stages (chalimus I- IV and adult) of the sea louse (Lepeophtheirus salmonis), on Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). No pre-slaughter withdrawal period is required when this drug product is used according to the label directions. To ensure tissue residues do not exceed the maximum residue limit, Atlantic salmon should not be treated more than once in the 60 days prior to the first fish being harvested for human consumption.
Terramycin-Aqua Oxytetracycline Hydrochloride 00607657 Salmonids (Salmon and Trout) For the treatment of ulcer disease caused by Haemophilus piscium, furunculosis caused by, Aeromonas salmonicida columnaris disease caused by Chondrococcus (Flexibacter) columnaris, coldwater disease caused by Cytophaga psychrophila and enteric redmouth disease caused by Yersinia ruckeri in salmon and trout. Treated fish must not be liberated or slaughtered for use in food for at least 40 days ( when the water temperature is 10 °C or higher) or 80 days (when the water temperature is below 10 °C) after the latest treatment with this drug.
Lobsters For the prevention and treatment of gaffkemia (red tail) caused by Aerococcus viridans in lobsters (Homarus spp.) held in lobster cars or pounds. Treated lobsters must not be marketed for use in food for at least 30 days after the latest treatment with this drug.
Tribressen 40% Powder Trimethoprim and Sulfadiazine Powder 02146037 Salmon For treatment of disease in salmon caused by Vibrio anguillarum. Treated fish must not be harvested for use in food or released as stocker fish for at least 80 days after the latest treatment with this drug.

  * The list and information is accurate as of June 4, 2010.
** For complete Warnings refer to approved product label.

Note: These lists are intended to provide a synopsis of the approved product label, with respect to the species, indication and withdrawal period only. Users should refer to the product labelling for complete directions for use.

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