Fact Sheet: Channel Catfish Pituitary INAD 11-468

for detailed information, see INAD study protocol, use link on the left
last updated: 1 December 2011

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Objective/purpose: Collect scientific data necessary to establish the efficacy of Channel Catfish Pituitary (CP) on gamete maturation in a variety of catfish species.
Drug name: Channel Catfish Pituitary
Source of drug:

Hybrid Catfish Company

Address: 1233 Montgomery Drive
Inverness, MS 38753
Phone: 662-265-5308
Contact: Attn: Roger Yant
Phone: 662-265-5308
FAX: 662-207-0461
email: yant@telepak.net.
Target pathogen(s): Not applicable
Method of administration: IP or IM injection in sterile saline
Treatment dosage:

Up to 25 mg per kg body weight within a 12 hour period

Although certain situations may require a higher dosage rate, dosage will never exceed 25 mg CP/kg body weight

Treatment regimen:

1 or 2 treatments total within a 12 hour period. A dual treatment will generally consist of a single “priming dose”, followed by a single “resolving dose."

Withdrawal period:

3 days

No withdrawal period is required for treated fish that will not be susceptible to legal harvest for 3 days post-treatment.

No withdrawal period is required for offspring of fish receiving channel catfish pituitary.

Required test parameters: Investigator must collect data reporting percent ovulation and/or percent spermiation in treated fish. Investigator should also report general fish behavior and any possible adverse effects relating to treatment.
Limitations or restrictions on use:

Investigator must follow all instructions in the Study Protocol for INAD 11-468 regarding drug acquisition and handling, fish treatment and disposition, and data reporting requirements.

Required INAD fee: $400.00 per facility per year
AADAP contact for other information: Ms. Bonnie Johnson, FWS - AADAP
Phone: 406-994-9905
Fax: 406-582-0242

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