Research trends of aqua medicines, drugs and chemicals (AMDC) in Bangladesh: the last decade's (2011-2020) story to tell

Authors

  • Abdulla Al Asif Department of Animal Science and Fishery, Faculty of Agricultural Science and Forestry, Universiti Putra Malaysia Bintulu Campus, 97008 Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Amir Hossain International Studies of Aquatic Tropical Ecology (ISATEC), Department of Biology, University of Bremen, Bibliothekstraße 1, 28359 Bremen, Germany
  • Hadi Hamli Department of Animal Science and Fishery, Faculty of Agricultural Science and Forestry, Universiti Putra Malaysia Bintulu Campus, 97008 Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Saiful Islam Department of Fisheries and Marine Science, Noakhali Science and Technology University, Bangladesh
  • SM Lutful Kabir Department of Microbiology and Hygiene, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/ajmbr.v7i2.54987

Keywords:

AMDC research; aqua drugs; aqua medicines; aqua chemicals; antibiotics; Bangladesh

Abstract

Aquaculture medicines, drugs, and chemicals or simply AMDC, are critical in protecting aquaculture farmers from disease in farmed animals and economic losses. The AMDC is now a well-established industry in Bangladesh, and each year, new products that benefit farmers are launched. This review examined published research information on AMDC over the last decade (2011-2020) and discovered that 41 research publications from various parts of Bangladesh were published, citing the names of 1484 AMDC products. It was discovered that 19 generic antibiotics are well established and widely used in different regions' aquaculture, including shrimp aquaculture. Although some researchers expressed concern about the use of antibiotics in aquaculture, they believe that with proper withdrawal periods and the application of small doses, farmers may avoid economic losses. However, the pathway of the antibiotic introduction in aquaculture setup in Bangladesh was unknown to the researchers, through this review, we revealed the pathway of antibiotics introduction in aquaculture. Additionally, this review revealed that various AMDC products, including oxygen suppliers, growth promoter supplements, disinfectants, raw chemicals, probiotics, pond preparation and management AMDC, and toxic gas removal AMDC, are readily available in various markets throughout Bangladesh. The observation implied that research on the efficacy of various AMDC products in Bangladesh's agro-ecological zones could be conducted, which would aid researchers in deciphering the true nature of AMDC in sub-tropical climates.

Asian J. Med. Biol. Res. 2021, 7 (2), 90-106

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Published

2021-06-30

How to Cite

Asif, A. A., Hossain, A. ., Hamli, H. ., Islam, S. ., & Kabir, S. L. . (2021). Research trends of aqua medicines, drugs and chemicals (AMDC) in Bangladesh: the last decade’s (2011-2020) story to tell. Asian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 7(2), 90–106. https://doi.org/10.3329/ajmbr.v7i2.54987

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