0.2% Emamectin Benzoate Medicated Feed Premix
For the treatment and prevention at group level of infestations of all parasitic stages of sea lice (Lepeophtheirus sp. and Caligus sp.) on Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) ranging in size from smolts in freshwater (just prior to transfer to seawater) to market weight fish in seawater.
Dosage and Administration
Medicated feed is prepared by coating SLICE Premix onto the surface of non-medicated fish feed pellets.
Administer at 50μg active/kg fish biomass/day for seven consecutive days.
Withdrawal time: **
SLICE Premix is supplied in 2.5 kg sachets containing 5 g of emamectin benzoate (0.2% w/w).
Emamectin is an avermectin compound derived synthetically from avermectins which are produced by fermentation of the soil organism Streptomyces avermitilis. The benzoate salt confers stability on the molecule. When fed to fish emamectin benzoate is absorbed from the gut and distributed to the tissue of the fish. When sea lice feed on tissues of treated fish, emamectin is taken up into the tissues of the louse. Emamectin then binds to ion channels of nerve cells and disrupts transmission of nerve impulses, which results in paralysis and death of the parasite. Emamectin benzoate is excreted slowly by fish and metabolized to inactive compounds, resulting in long-lasting protection.
**Withdrawal times may vary from country to country.
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