Factors associated with changing efficacy of emamectin benzoate against infestations of Lepeophtheirus salmonison Scottish salmon farms

F. Lees, M. Baillie, G. Gettinby, C.W. Revie

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The availability and use of medicines to control infestations of sea lice on Atlantic salmon, Salmosalar L., farms in Scotland has changed considerably in the last decade (Lees, Gettinby & Revie 2008b). Whereas hydrogen peroxide and organophosphate compounds were used widely throughout the 1990s and in the early 2000s, only two therapeutants have remained in common use since 2005: topical cypermethrin (Excis; Novartis Animal Health, Camberley, UK) and an oral formulation of emamectin benzoate (SLICE; Schering Plough Animal Health, Uxbridge, UK).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)947-951
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of fish diseases
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008


  • efficacy
  • emamectin benzoate
  • Lepeophtheirussalmonis
  • Salmo salar L.
  • Scotland

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