Interpretive Summary: Oxytetracycline does not cause growth promotion in finfish.By: Surely Wallace
In a March 2018 article published in the Journal of Animal Science, researchers investigated the effects of oxytetracycline on finfish. The goal was to provide quantitative data on antibiotic use on growth performance
Antibiotics are used therapeutically to treat bacterial
The authors studied
No significant differences in the growth of fish in control versus treatment groups were reported. There was additionally no difference in survival rates. Parameters quantified included weight gain, feed conversion ratio, and specific growth rate. The authors concluded that use of
The mechanism behind antibiotic growth promotion in terrestrial animals is not well understood although changes in gut microbiota or reduced inflammation are hypothesized to be contributory. The authors note oxytetracycline use in fish appears to promote inflammation through oxidative stress. This study’s results
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