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Title: Post malachite green: Alternative strategies for fungal infections and white spot disease
Authors: Rahkonen, Riitta
Koski, Perttu
Shinn, Andrew
Wootten, Rodney
Sommerville, Christina
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Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: European Association of Fish Pathologists
Citation: Rahkonen R, Koski P, Shinn A, Wootten R & Sommerville C (2002) Post malachite green: Alternative strategies for fungal infections and white spot disease, Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists, 22 (2), pp. 152-157.
Abstract: Background: Malachite green oxalate has been used for decades in fish farming to treat fish and eggs successfully against Saprolegnia infections and fish juveniles against protozoan Ichthyophthirius multifiliis. According to the Act of European Council (2377/90) those drugs used in animal production which don't have the MRL-value (maximum residue limit) are not allowed to use since 1.1.2000. Malachite green is one of those drugs without the MRL-value and due to its carcinogenic indications it will not receive this value. Alternative chemicals have been tested and used in many countries with varying success, and problems as well as losses of fish and eggs has been reported. Practical guidelines for aquaculture are still lacking. The purpose of this round table discussion was to round up experts and expertise in this field in order to share experiences and research results.
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Publisher is open-access. Open access publishing allows free access to and distribution of published articles where the author retains copyright of their work by employing a Creative Commons attribution licence. Proper attribution of authorship and correct citation details should be given. Publisher’s policy is: The EAFP is releasing journal articles published over four years ago under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 UK: Scotland Licence.
Notes: Additional Authors: E.T. Valtonen, M. Rahkonen, A.-L. Mannermaa-Keränen, L.-R. Suomalainen, P. Rintamäki-Kinnunen, Y. Lankinen, K. Jämsä, E. Konttinen, R. Kannel, Andrew Grant, John Marshall, Richard Hunter, Novartis Animal Vaccines Ltd (NAVL), Päivi Pylkkö and Päivi Eskelinen
Affiliation: Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute
National Veterinary and Food Research Institute, Finland

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