The new sanitizer provides outstanding antifungal action, is harmless to human body, and easy to use at fish farms.
An eco-friendly antiseptic for fishery, which is harmless to human body and highly germicidal, is available in the market.
The National Fisheries Research & Development Institute (NFRDI) said on August 19 that it launched a natural antiseptic, ‘Aqua Farmsafe’, which it developed jointly with Woosung Vet to prevent infection and spread of diseases in marine creatures.
As its major ingredient is yucca extract, which is harmless for human body and is used as an additive in health functional foods, cosmetics and feed, the sanitizer can safely be used, and even a small amount of it is effective.
Since steroid saponin contained in yucca extract provides antifungal action and antifungal activity, it is sold as a sanitizer. And in development process, the natural antiseptic demonstrated outstanding sterilizing effect against fish diseases, bacteria and viruses in water tanks and pipes in fish farms.
‘Aqua Farmsafe’ is available in several capacities, including 1 liter, 5 liters, 8 liters, 10 liters and 100 liters, and one can buy these products at nearby veterinary clinics, veterinary pharmacies and marine products disease control centers.
As a kind of agave growing in temperate regions of North America and Mexico, yucca has blue-green color, hard bark and sharp leaves. Its main ingredient is steroid saponin, which is used as materials for health functional foods, skin cleansers, cosmetics, feed additive and cattle shed environment improver.
Sanitizers for fishery are important medicines for preventing infection of cultivating marine products by pathogens, but small companies are difficult to develop these drugs because their markets are small. So, Woosung Vet developed ‘Aqua Farmsafe’ in conjunction with NFRDI.
Twelve sanitizers for fishery are currently available in the market, but only one of them is made of natural substance, namely the pyroligneous liquor.
The market of sanitizers for fishery represents about 1.9% of the entire fishery medicines market, but the market has rapidly expanded since 2009 after the marine creatures disease management act was implemented (December 22, 2008), growing by over 40 times in 4 years.
Dr. Seo Jeong-su at NFRDI’s pathology research division said, “Based on the new sanitizer technology, the Institute will continuously develop medicines for fishery, including eco-friendly antiseptics.”
Source : Greenpostkorea