Oxytetracycline (OTC) uptake following bath treatment in gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata)

TitleOxytetracycline (OTC) uptake following bath treatment in gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata)
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsRigos, G, Nengas I, Alexis M
JournalAquaculture
Volume261
Issue4
Pages1151 - 1155
KeywordsBath treatment, Oxytetracycline, Sparus aurata
Abstract

The uptake and elimination profile of oxytetracycline (OTC) following a prolong bath treatment in gilthhead sea bream (Sparus aurata) were investigated in this study. The bath experiment was carried out using a OTC concentration of 50 μg/ml for 24 h at 17-18 °C water temperature. Plasma and muscle fish samples were analysed at 1, 3, 6 and 24 h during and at 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6 d following the bath. Detectable OTC levels were revealed only at the end of bath treatment (24 h) in examined tissues of gilthead sea bream, where drug concentration was measured to be as low as 0.096 and 0.047 μg/g or ml in muscle plus skin and plasma, respectively. The findings of the present study indicate that OTC bath treatment under this dosage schedule is unlikely to confront systemic bacterial infections. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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