WELCOME TO FARAD

FARAD is a congressionally-mandated risk-management program that is supported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). In view of limited resources, FARAD's focus is limited to food animal species exclusively. The program is maintained by a consortium of universities, including University of California-Davis (UCD), University of Florida (UF), Kansas State University (KSU) and North Carolina State University (NCSU). FARAD's primary mission is to prevent or mitigate illegal or harmful residues of drugs, pesticides, biotoxins and other chemical agents that may contaminate foods of animal origin.

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04-01-15: The FDA announced that Zoetis Animal Health will suspend the sales of nitarsone by fall and formally withdraw the approval for the drug by the end of 2015.
03-27-15: The White House released its National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, including a five-part approach to curb antibiotic resistance.
03-05-15: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced results from its Milk Sampling Survey that found a low incidence of residues for drugs of concern.
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Submit a question or receive advice regarding residue avoidance or mitigation.
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Search VetGRAM for FDA approved food animal drugs or to access our mobile-friendly VetGRAM, optimized for the iPad and other handheld devices.
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View details and print or download instructions regarding our Android App, available now, in the Google play store, or scan the QR code with your Android device. QR Code for VetGRAM APP
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Search FARAD-recommended withdrawal intervals (WDI) for extra-label use of approved food animal drugs.
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