FARAD is a national program. The aims of the project are to develop and maintain a drug residue project that will provide estimates of safe withdrawal times when food animals are exposed to drugs and chemical contaminants in an off-label manner. The project has research, graduate training, and extension outreach components. The outreach component is focused on providing a 24-hour service to veterinarians who may use drugs in an extra-label manner. These veterinarians contact the 24-hour service via phone, e-mail, or website access to glean this food safety information.
<p>NON-TECHNICAL SUMMARY:<br/> Food animals are exposed to drugs and chemicals that are sometimes difficult to obtain extra-label withdrawal time. The purpose of FARAD is to use pharmacokinetic models to predict the withdrawal times. This will minimize the presence of drugs and chemicals in the nation's food supply.
<p>APPROACH:<br/> Develop pharmacokinetic models that will be used to predict drug residue withdrawal time following exposure to extra-label drug use.