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Antibiotics Don’t Work with Shrimp


Antibiotics don’t work with shrimp because pathogens are continuously bombarded them in the water column, unlike terrestrial animals, which can be isolated from pathogens.


Antibiotics cause more harm than good.  Here are some of the bad things they do:


1. Leave behind detectable antibiotic residues

2. Encourage bacterial resistance

3. Cost a lot

4. Encourage unregistered suppliers and unauthorized veterinary drugs

5. Result in unauthorized extra-label use

6. Expose farm workers to potentially dangerous compounds

7. Don’t work

8. Expose consumers to antibiotic residues

9. Diminish the effectiveness of human antibiotics

10. Result in the rejection of shrimp shipments

11. Require importers to do a lot of testing

12. Cause blacklisting by importers


The good side of using antibiotics in shrimp farming?  None!


Source: The Shrimp List (a mailing list for shrimp farmers).  Subject: India Antibiotics.  Nelson Gerundo (  September 19, 2017.


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