Evaluating alternative antibiotics for control of European Foulbrood disease

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The objectives of this project were to identify an alternative antibiotic for the control of European
Foulbrood. The selection criteria were that a successful alternative antibiotic should be effective
against European Foulbrood, it should degrade quickly and leave no residue in honey. This project identified six candidate antibiotics that were effective against the causative bacteria of
European Foulbrood. Following analysis of these antibiotics, ampicillin and amoxicillin were selected
as promising alternatives to oxytetracycline.

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