Veterinary Medicine Residues Testing

We have many years of experience carrying out veterinary medicines testing, providing services across the food supply chain. Our aim is to understand and meet the demands of the customer and to assist with any upcoming and emerging issues.

Veterinary Medicine Residues Testing
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  1. Tetracyclines

    Fera food scientists are able to identify and quantify the levels of tetracyclines and their epimers, within a range of foodstuffs. We can also provide the evidence required by regulators to verify the levels of tetracyclines within your food products.

  2. Chloramphenicol
    Fera’s food safety experts can accurately identify Chloramphenicol within your food sample, and quantify the amount present. Chloramphenicol glucuronide can also be sought in selected tissues within your sample.
  3. Nitrofurans
    Fera food safety experts are ideally suited to highlight and quantify a range of Nitrofurans within your food sample. Making use of extensive, industry accepted techniques our accurate results are invaluable when meeting regulations.
  4. Veterinary Medicines Multi-Residue Screen (Option 1)

    Within this multi-residue screen, Option 1, Fera food safety experts highlight the presence of over 60 antimicrobial veterinary medicine residues within a single screen. The classes of antimicrobial substances covered include b-lactams, cephalosporins, macrolides, quindones, sulfonamides and tetracyclines.

  5. Aminoglycosides
    In veterinary medicine in the European Union (EU), Aminoglycosides (AGs) account for 3.5% of the total sales of antimicrobials. Fera's food safety experts can highlight the presence of Aminoglycosides across a range of food types including: fish, red meat, honey, and milk.
  6. β-agonists
    β-Agonists (beta-agonists or Beta adrenergic agonists) are used in veterinary medicine to treat pulmonary disorders, but have also been used illegally as growth promoters for more efficient meat production. Fera’s food safety scientists can screen your food samples to check residue levels and confirm they are not present where not permitted, for example from use as illicit growth promoters in the EU.
  7. Coccidiostats (Multi-residue)

    Fera food scientists are able to highlight and quantify the levels of a range of coccidostats, within a variety of foodstuffs. We can also provide the evidence required by regulators to validate the levels of coccidostats within your food products.

  8. Macrolides
    Fera scientists can analyse food samples to detect residues from macrolides (including lincosamides). We can also provide the evidence required by regulators to validate the levels of macrolides within your food products
  9. Penicillins/Cephalosporins

    Fera food scientists are able to highlight and quantify the levels of a range of penicillins and cephalosporins, within a variety of foodstuffs. We can also provide the evidence required by regulators to validate the levels of penicillins and cephalosporins within your food products.

  10. Quinolones (including fluoroquinolones)

    Fera scientists can analyse food samples to detect residues from quinolones (and fluoroquinolones). We can also provide the evidence required by regulators to validate the levels of quinolones within your food products.

  11. Sulfonamides
    Sulphonamides (also called Sulfonamides) are the oldest and remain among the most widely used antibacterial agents in veterinary medicine, chiefly because of low cost and their relative efficacy in some common bacterial diseases.
  12. Nitroimidazole
    Nitroimidazoles are a group of drugs that have both antiprotozoal and antibacterial activity and have been used, for example, to control histomoniasis (a protozoal infection) in poultry. In the EU they are prohibited from use as veterinary medicines.
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