Guide to Using Drugs, Biologics, and Other Chemicals in Aquaculture...

Updated: 28 October 2011

The American Fisheries Society - Fish Culture Section's Working Group on Aquaculture Drugs, Chemicals, and Biologics (WGADCB) is proud to announce its REVISED publication of the Guide to Using Drugs, Biologics and Other Chemicals in Aquaculture and a companion tool to assist in the calculation of the amount of drug, biologic or chemical to be used for your specific aquatic animal treatment needs.The Guide is being published exclusively in electronic form to facilitate efficient and timely updates in our ever-changing regulatory climate.

The Guide is provided as an Adobe PDF file, requiring you to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer. Click here to install the latest version of the free Adobe Reader.

The Treatment Calculator is offered as a Microsoft Excel file. Your computer must have installed either Microsoft Excel or any other program that will read and execute calculations of an Excel file.

Note: The Treatment Calculator is now being offered in two versions. One for the newest versions of Excel (2007 or newer) and the second for Excel 97-2003 compatible programs.

For more information on these tools, contact the current Past-President of the AFS - Fish Culture Section, Dr. Jesse Trushenski, email (

Click on the following links to download the:

Guide to Using Drugs, Biologics and Other Chemicals in Aquaculture

Treatment Calculator (Excel 2007 and newer; i.e., *.xlsx file)

Treatment Calculator (Excel 97-2003 compatible; i.e. *.xls file)




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