The Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank: An Example of Risk Management of Veterinary Drug Residues

Thomas W. Vickroy, Ronald E. Baynes, Lisa A Tell, Jim E. Riviere

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The Food Animal Residue Avoidance and Depletion (FARAD) program has become widely recognized and heavily relied upon by food animal veterinarians, farmers, producers, and state regulators as an invaluable resource for keeping abreast of ever-changing government regulations. In addition, FARAD has developed into a unique resource for expert-mediated advice to mitigate risk in situations involving accidental chemical contamination of food-producing animals or circumstances that entail legal extralabel use of drugs by food animal veterinarians. The maximum level of a drug residue(s) or tolerance drug is based upon a multitude of factors, including the concentration of drug residues in edible products from treated animals, the estimated acceptable daily intake (ADI) of total drug residues, and the relationship between the marker analyte for a drug and total tissue residues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationStrategies for Reducing Drug and Chemical Residues in Food Animals
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781118872819, 9780470247525
StatePublished - Sep 15 2014


  • Acceptable daily intake (ADI)
  • Drug residues
  • Expert-mediated advice
  • Food animal veterinarians
  • Tolerance drug

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • veterinary(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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