Epidemiology of bacterial diseases in Norwegian aquaculture--a description based on antibiotic prescription data for the ten-year period 1991 to 2000.

@article{Lillehaug2003EpidemiologyOB,
  title={Epidemiology of bacterial diseases in Norwegian aquaculture--a description based on antibiotic prescription data for the ten-year period 1991 to 2000.},
  author={Atle Lillehaug and Bjern T. Lunestad and Kari Grave},
  journal={Diseases of aquatic organisms},
  year={2003},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={115-25}
}
In Norway, antibacterial drugs for use in farmed fishes have to be prescribed by a veterinarian. Moreover, a national surveillance programme requires that copies of all prescriptions be sent to the Directorate of Fisheries. The prescriptions give information regarding fish farm and locality, weight and species of fish to be medicated, diagnosis, type and amount of drug prescribed, and date. These prescription data for the 10 yr period 1991 to 2000 have been recorded and systematised. A total of… CONTINUE READING

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