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Search our online database of uses, restrictions and required withdrawal times (WDT) for FDA drugs approved in food animal species.

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If you are a licensed veterinarians, please use our FREE online submission form for questions regarding accidental chemical contamination or drugs used in an extralabel manner in food animals.

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Digest WDI Search

FARAD-recommended Withdrawal Interval Recommendations for selected extra-label uses of a limited number of drugs.

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Prohibited and Restricted Drugs

The FDA can limit the prohibition on extra-label use to specific species, indications, dosage forms, routes of administration, or a combination of these, as well as prohibit them from use in any food-producing animal.

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Extra-label Drug Use

Learn about the law, requirements, and restrictions of extra-label drug use.

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Veterinary Feed Directive

A VFD Order is a written statement from a licensed veterinarian that authorizes a client to use a VFD drug.

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Species Specific Website

Drug handling and species specific operation information for veterinarians, pharmacists and producers.

Search Bibliographic Citations

This database contains documents that have time versus concentration data for live animals with a focus on food animal species.

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Animal Use Classes

Definitions of use classes for Major Food Animal, Companion Animal and Minor Species, as defined by the FDA.

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FARAD exists because of the Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act of 1994 (AMDUCA).

Guidance for Industry (GFI) #263

FARAD FAQs regarding GFI 263: OTC to RX

How US FARAD Can Help You Smooth Out the Transition from Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medically Important Antimicrobials (MIAs) for animals to Prescription Status (Rx)

Transition of Medically Important Animal Antimicrobials to Prescription Status

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing the successful implementation of Guidance for Industry (GFI) #263 to transition Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medically Important Antimicrobials (MIAs) for animals to Prescription Status (Rx)

GFI #263: Medically important antimicrobials

Listen to the AABP podcast "Guidance for Industry (GFI) #263 is part of the FDA’s five-year plan which will move the remaining medically important antimicrobials under veterinary oversight.

Approved animal drugs affected by GFI #263

All affected animal drug sponsors opted to either voluntarily change the marketing status of certain MIAs for animals from (OTC) to (Rx) or to voluntarily withdraw approval of their affected OTC animal drug applications.