Efficacy and safety of norfloxacin for the control of bacterial diseases in eel (Anguilla japonica)

  • Heo, Gang-joon (Laboratory of Aquatic Animal Disease, College of Veterinary Medicine, Chungbuk National University)
  • Received : 1999.02.22
  • Published : 1999.04.01


A study on quinolone antibacterial, norfloxacin, was performed to apply for the control of bacterial diseases in eel (Anguilla japonica). Norfloxacin was proved excellent in antibacterial activity and sensitivity against fish bacterial pathogens when compared with the existing antibacterials and antibiotics. And any side effect was not observed during the period of indicated use. An outline of minimal inhibitory concentration was $0.03{\sim}0.1{\mu}g/ml$, $TLm_{48h}$ value was 3,500mg/l. The residual time of the day in fish body was less than 17 days and any pathological changes were not observed. The study has revealed that norfloxacin can be applied to treat some fish bacterial disease by the dosage of 100g/day/ton of fish body weight for about 3 days perorally. Further, norfloxacin may be used for the control of bacterial pathogens in eel.


Supported by : Korea Research Foundation