"Pulling feed isn't our idea of good disease control."
"We wouldn't do that with our cattle. Why should we do that with our catfish? It would only make them weaker. Our goal is to keep fish healthy and make them grow. If there's an outbreak of ESC or columnaris*, we put our fish on Aquaflor® (florfenicol) as soon as we can.†"
"I've had nothing but positive responses to Aquaflor."
"My customers who feed it in the spring for ESC or columnaris* say their fish eat longer, which in turn makes them stronger going into the fall and winter. Aquaflor has worked wonders for these guys…. Aquaflor is the real deal. We can use it in floating feed, and the feed blended with Aquaflor is highly palatable. Fish like eating it. Catfish farmers like it because they can see results. Aquaflor knocks back ESC† and the fish stay on feed through an outbreak.†"
"With Aquaflor, we usually see a big difference within 3 days."
"Aquaflor does a great job controlling ESC and columnaris*. What I like most is the way treated fish go back on feed. And when they stay on feed, they get bigger and stronger, which means you can push them harder in the fall. If they're healthy and well fed, they'll also get through winter a lot better.†"
"With Aquaflor, our fish have more days on feed."
"We're only given so many feed days in a year. If we miss one, we can never get it back. And nothing bothers us more than seeing our feed trucks pass by a pond. Aquaflor gets the job done. It controls ESC and columnaris* while fish keep eating.†"
*AQUAFLOR is approved for the control of catfish mortality due to enteric septicemia (ESC) associated with Edwardsiella ictaluri. AQUAFLOR also may be used in other freshwater-reared finfish for the control of mortality due to columnaris disease associated with Flavobacterium columnare.
† Individual results may vary.
CAUTION: Federal law restricts medicated feed containing this veterinary feed directive (VFD) drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.
Data on file at Merck Animal Health.
Studies show Aquaflor has no negative impact on mortality, behavior or feed consumption - even when fed at 10 times the recommended dose rate.