Fact Sheet: Formalin (fungicide) INAD 9013

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last updated: 1 December 2011

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Objective/purpose: Collect supportive and pivotal data needed to establish the effectiveness of formalin to control mortality caused by external fungal infections on a variety of fish species and their eggs.
Drug name: Formalin (formaldehyde solution)
Source of drug:

Natchez Animal Supply Co., 201 John R. Junkin Dr., Natchez, MS 39120 Phone: 601-445-0997‎

Western Chemical Inc., 1269 Lattimore Road, Ferndale, WA 98248 Phone: 800-283-5292; webpage: http://www.wchemical.com/

Argent Chemical Laboratories, 8702 152nd Ave. NE, Redmond, WA 98052 Phone: 800-426-6258; webpage: http://www.argent-labs.com/

Target pathogen(s): external fungi
Method of administration: Immersion: standing-bath or flow-through treatment
Treatment dosage: 15 - 2000 milligrams formalin per liter
Treatment regimen:

Treatment duration is variable. See Study Protocol for details.

Treatments may be repeated at various intervals.

Withdrawal period:

5 days

No withdrawal period is required for fish that are not susceptible to legal harvest for a period of 5 days post-treatment.

Required test parameters: Investigator must collect mortality data throughout the 10-day pretreatment, treatment, and 14-day posttreatment period. Investigator should also report general fish behavior and any adverse effects relating to treatment.
Limitations or restrictions on use:

Investigator must follow all instructions in the Study Protocol for INAD 9013 regarding drug acquisition and handling, fish treatment and disposition, and data reporting requirements.

Drug discharge must be in compliance with local NPDES permitting requirements.

Required INAD fee: none
AADAP contact for other information: Ms. Bonnie Johnson, FWS - AADAP
Phone: 406-994-9905
Fax: 406-582-0242

email: bonnie_johnson@fws.gov
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