Occurrence of antibiotics in water from 13 fish hatcheries, 2001-2003

International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry
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Abstract

A 2-year study of extensive and intensive fish hatcheries was conducted to assess the general temporal occurrence of antibiotics in aquaculture. Antibiotics were detected in 15% of the water samples collected during the 2001-2002 collection period and in 31% of the samples during the 2003 collection period. Antibiotics were detected more frequently in samples from the intensive hatcheries (17 and 39%) than in samples from the extensive hatcheries (14 and 4%) during the 2001-2002 and 2003 collection periods, respectively. The maximum ormetoprim, oxytetracycline, and sulphadimethoxine concentrations were higher in samples from the intensive hatcheries (12, 10, and 36 µg L-1), respectively, than in samples from the extensive hatcheries (<0.05, 0.31, and 1.2 µg L-1), respectively. Sulphadimethoxine persisted for a longer period of time (up to 48 days) than ormetoprim (up to 28 days) and oxytetracycline (less than 20 days).

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Occurrence of antibiotics in water from 13 fish hatcheries, 2001-2003
Series title International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry
DOI 10.1080/03067310500273682
Volume 85
Issue 15
Year Published 2005
Language English
Publisher Gordon and Breach
Contributing office(s) Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, Iowa Water Science Center
Description 12 p.
First page 1141
Last page 1152
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N