STUDY PROTOCOL FOR A COMPASSIONATE AQUACULTURE INVESTIGATIONAL NEW ANIMAL DRUG (INAD) EXEMPTION FOR BENZOAK VET® (benzocaine) (INAD #11-740)

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STUDY PROTOCOL FOR A COMPASSIONATE AQUACULTURE INVESTIGATIONAL NEW ANIMAL DRUG (INAD) EXEMPTION FOR BENZOAK VET® (benzocaine)	(INAD #11-740)

BENZOAK VET® is a liquid containing 20% benzocaine that is applied as an immersion bath treatment. BENZOAK VET® is only available for purchase through Pharma Production AS/Riverence Brood LLC. The primary goal of field studies conducted under INAD #11-740 is to evaluate the efficacy of BENZOAK VET® for use as an anesthetic/sedative in all freshwater finfish, freshwater prawn, and all saltwater finfish. 

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