Aquaflor® Type A Medicated Article

In catfish, Aquaflor (florfenicol) is approved for the control of mortality due to enteric septicemia (ESC) associated with Edwardsiella ictaluriand columnaris disease associated with Flavobacterium columnare.*


  • Broad-spectrum antibiotic with unique molecular structure

  • Proprietary formulation developed specifically for aquaculture

  • Keeps fish healthy, so they stay on feed for optimum survival, growth and returns

  • Reduces mortality so you can produce more fish


  • Studies show that fish readily consume feed with Aquaflor - palatability comparable to unmedicated feed

  • Minimize wasted feed, maximize antibiotic uptake

  • Uniform granulation for optimum distribution in feed and more accurate dosage delivery


  • Now approved for all freshwater-reared finfish with more indications

  • Can be fed from fingerlings to food fish
  • May be used in sinking or floating feeds

  • Stable under high-temperature extrusion processes

  • Single withdrawal time (15 days) for all species and indications at dose rates of up to 15 mg/kg


  • No adverse effects on fish behavior or performance, even when tested at 5X and 10X dose rates1

  • Developed specifically for fish and food-animal species - not used in human medicine
  • Friendly to environment - no significant risk to aquatic ecosystems


1See Product Bulletin for more details.

*AQUAFLOR also may be used in other freshwater-reared finfish for the control of mortality due to columnaris disease associated with Flavobacterium columnare.

CAUTION: Federal law restricts medicated feed containing this veterinary feed directive (VFD) drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian.

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For the protection of catfilsh against enteric septicemia
Studies show Aquaflor has no negative impact on mortality, behavior or feed consumption - even when fed at 10 times the recommended dose rate.
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