An evaluation of fish health-management practices and occupational health hazards associated with Pangasius catfish (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus) aquaculture in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

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An evaluation of fish health-management practices and occupational health hazards associated with Pangasius catfish (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus) aquaculture in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. / Phu, TranMinh; Nguyen Thanh, Phuong; Dung, Tu Thanh; Hai, Dao Minh; Son, Vo Nam; Rico, Andreu; Clausen, Jesper Hedegaard; Madsen, Henry; Murray, Francis J.; Dalsgaard, Anders.

In: Aquaculture Research, Vol. 47, No. 9, 09.2016, p. 2778-2794.

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Phu, T, Nguyen Thanh, P, Dung, TT, Hai, DM, Son, VN, Rico, A, Clausen, JH, Madsen, H, Murray, FJ & Dalsgaard, A 2016, 'An evaluation of fish health-management practices and occupational health hazards associated with Pangasius catfish (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus) aquaculture in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam', Aquaculture Research, vol. 47, no. 9, pp. 2778-2794. https://doi.org/10.1111/are.12728

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Phu, T., Nguyen Thanh, P., Dung, T. T., Hai, D. M., Son, V. N., Rico, A., ... Dalsgaard, A. (2016). An evaluation of fish health-management practices and occupational health hazards associated with Pangasius catfish (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus) aquaculture in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. Aquaculture Research, 47(9), 2778-2794. https://doi.org/10.1111/are.12728

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Phu T, Nguyen Thanh P, Dung TT, Hai DM, Son VN, Rico A et al. An evaluation of fish health-management practices and occupational health hazards associated with Pangasius catfish (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus) aquaculture in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. Aquaculture Research. 2016 Sep;47(9):2778-2794. https://doi.org/10.1111/are.12728

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Phu, TranMinh ; Nguyen Thanh, Phuong ; Dung, Tu Thanh ; Hai, Dao Minh ; Son, Vo Nam ; Rico, Andreu ; Clausen, Jesper Hedegaard ; Madsen, Henry ; Murray, Francis J. ; Dalsgaard, Anders. / An evaluation of fish health-management practices and occupational health hazards associated with Pangasius catfish (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus) aquaculture in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. In: Aquaculture Research. 2016 ; Vol. 47, No. 9. pp. 2778-2794.

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title = "An evaluation of fish health-management practices and occupational health hazards associated with Pangasius catfish (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus) aquaculture in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam",
abstract = "This study aimed to evaluate the current status on the use of probiotics, disinfectants and antimicrobials in hatcheries, nurseries and grow-out farms producing Pangasius catfish (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus) in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 83 aquaculture enterprises (15 hatcheries, 32 nurseries and 36 grow-out farms). Farmers reported use of a total of 24 different antimicrobials, e.g. for treatment of bacillary necrosis and motile aeromonad septicaemia, and a variety of disinfectants, probiotics and nutritional supplements. In contrast to small-scale farmers, all large-scale grow-out farmers studied were certified and therefore had higher levels of formal education and specialized aquaculture training to diagnose and treat diseases. All farmers prepared their own medicated feed with a high risk of treatment failure, negative environmental impact from released antimicrobials and resistance development. Small-scale farmers were at particular occupational health risks when handling antimicrobials and other chemicals, e.g. mixing medicated feed with bare hands. There is an urgent need to improve knowledge and use innovative approaches, e.g. private-public partnerships, to assure a prudent use of chemicals, to improve capacity and access to disease diagnosis, particularly for small-scale grow-out farmers and nurseries. Efforts to control use of antimicrobials in aquaculture should be coordinated with the livestock and human health sectors taking an One-Health approach.",
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author = "TranMinh Phu and {Nguyen Thanh}, Phuong and Dung, {Tu Thanh} and Hai, {Dao Minh} and Son, {Vo Nam} and Andreu Rico and Clausen, {Jesper Hedegaard} and Henry Madsen and Murray, {Francis J.} and Anders Dalsgaard",
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AU - Dung, Tu Thanh

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N2 - This study aimed to evaluate the current status on the use of probiotics, disinfectants and antimicrobials in hatcheries, nurseries and grow-out farms producing Pangasius catfish (Pangasianodon hypophthalmus) in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 83 aquaculture enterprises (15 hatcheries, 32 nurseries and 36 grow-out farms). Farmers reported use of a total of 24 different antimicrobials, e.g. for treatment of bacillary necrosis and motile aeromonad septicaemia, and a variety of disinfectants, probiotics and nutritional supplements. In contrast to small-scale farmers, all large-scale grow-out farmers studied were certified and therefore had higher levels of formal education and specialized aquaculture training to diagnose and treat diseases. All farmers prepared their own medicated feed with a high risk of treatment failure, negative environmental impact from released antimicrobials and resistance development. Small-scale farmers were at particular occupational health risks when handling antimicrobials and other chemicals, e.g. mixing medicated feed with bare hands. There is an urgent need to improve knowledge and use innovative approaches, e.g. private-public partnerships, to assure a prudent use of chemicals, to improve capacity and access to disease diagnosis, particularly for small-scale grow-out farmers and nurseries. Efforts to control use of antimicrobials in aquaculture should be coordinated with the livestock and human health sectors taking an One-Health approach.

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