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August 14, 2015

United States

New Jersey—Florfenicol Approved to Treat Vibrio parahaemolyticus


The latest Updated Minor Use/Minor Species (MUMS) Drug Designations List posted on the USA Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine’s Website shows that Intervet, Inc. (doing business as Merck Animal Health) has received approval for Aquaflor (florfenicol) to treat mortality associated with Vibrio harveyi, V. penaeicida and V. parahaemolyticus in penaeid shrimp.


Information: Intervet, Inc., 29160 Intervet Lane, Millsboro, Delaware 19966, USA (phone 1-302-934-4341, fax 1-302-934-4292, webpage


Source: (a free, online newsletter about the feeds used in fish and shellfish farming).  Editor, Suzi Fraser Dominy (  Regulatory Matters: MUMS Approve Aquaflor for Shrimp.  Issue 32, Volume 15, August 13, 2015.


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