Lumpfish, also known as lumpsuckers, are used as cleaner-fish removing sea lice from farmed Atlantic salmon in Europe and Canada. Due to the high demand for cleaner-fish by the aquaculture industry, the number of farmed lumpfish in Norway increased from 0.4 million in 2012 to approximately 24 million in 2016. Not unexpectedly with a new farmed species, there are challenges with bacterial infections. The number of prescriptions of antibiotic agents to lumpfish during the production phase is increasing, but there has not been performed a systematic testing of efficient doses nor developed optimal protocols for treatment of diseases fish with medicated feed.
To examine the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of florfenicol and oxolinic acid in lumpfish.