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Residues of tetracycline and quinolones in wild fish living around a salmon aquaculture center in Chile

Fortt Z, A.; Cabello C, F.; Buschmann R, A.

Revista Chilena de Infectologia: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectologia 24(1): 14-18

2007


ISSN/ISBN: 0716-1018
PMID: 17369965
DOI: 10.4067/s0716-10182007000100002
Accession: 055520138

The presence of residues of tetracycline, quinolones and antiparasitic drugs was investigated in wild fish captured around salmon aquaculture pens in Cochamó, Region X, Chile. Residues of both antibiotics were found in the meta [corrected] of two species of wild fish that are consumed by humans, robalo (Elginops maclovinus) and cabrilla (Sebastes capensis) [corrected] These findings suggest that the antibiotic usage in salmon aquaculture in Chile has nvironmental implications that may affect human and animal health. More studies are needed in Chile to determine the relevance of these findings for human and animal health and the environment to regulate this use of antibiotics.

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