Acute sulfamethazine toxicity in young salmon

Progressive Fish-Culturist
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Adverse effects from the medication of fish diseases with sulfonamides have been reported by several workers. A decreased growth rate (Gutsell and Snieszko 1949, Snieszko and Wood 1955), the production of drug resistant strains of pathogens (Snieszko 1952), sterility and kidney damage (Wood et al., 1955), and mortalities (Johnson and Brice 1953) have been described. Recently, increased mortalities and tissue damage were observed in young silver salmon after a single day's treatment with sulfamethazine. Subsequently an attempt to reproduce the conditions experimentally was made. The purpose of this paper is to describe the pathology of acute sulfamethazine toxicity and to discuss certain factors of possible importance in the etiology of losses among fish treated with sulfonamides.


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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Acute sulfamethazine toxicity in young salmon
Series title Progressive Fish-Culturist
DOI 10.1577/1548-8659(1957)19[64:ASTIYS]2.0.CO;2
Volume 19
Issue 2
Year Published 1957
Language English
Publisher Department of Commerce, Bureau of Fisheries
Contributing office(s) Western Fisheries Research Center
Description 4 p.
First page 64
Last page 67
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