Clinical use of dichlorvos (Nuvan) and trichlorfon (Neguvon) in the treatment of salmon louse, Lepeophtheirus salmonis. Compliance with the recommended treatment procedures
Veterinarians representing one third of the Norwegian fish farms were asked about the clinical use of dichlorvos and trichlorfon by use of a questionnaire. A total of 45 veterinarians had experience in treatment of salmon lice with these organophosphates. Fourty-nine percent of the veterinarians reported that the fish farmers in their region solely used the recommended treatment equipment when delousing the fish, of these 1/4 always oxygenated the treatment solution. Repeated treatment were always prescribed by 24% of the veterinarians, while 44% did this occasionally. Of the 45 veterinarians 7% were often present and 44% were occasionally present at the fish farms in connection with the treatment. The answers showed that compliance with the recommended treatment procedures was unsatisfactory.
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