Food Animal Drug Regulations
Open up a browser window and go to FARAD.org. FARAD has given the site a major overhaul. There are now many species specific links included on many pages and as quick links!
See the video tour
I use the following tabs
||Useful for finding info on FDA approved drugs used in the FDA approved species and by the FDA approved route at the FDA approved dose.
I also use it to find out what is available that fits those guidelines. I should start with those options!
||I use this tab when I want to not quite follow FDA guidelines. Different species, different route, different dose but in a relatively standard way (eg PPG at the 22000 IU/kg dose vs the 12000 IU/kg dose that is on the label
||Use this tab next if you can’t find your drug under the first two sections|
||Email them if you don’t find the drug on the site. Get advice on future plans or what has already been done|
My approach to FARAD- downloadable version
Use the following exercises to help you get more comfortable with the site.
As you work through these, also try to differentiate between
- FDA approved drugs
- non-FDA approved drugs with recommended withholding times
- drugs that can be used under AMDUCA guidelines, with or without recommended withholding times
- drugs that cannot be used in food animals or certain food animal groups regardless
Guide to FARAD Resources, JAVMA 2017