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Common Initialisms and Acronyms | en Español

Below is an alphabetical list of initialisms and acronyms commonly used on the FARAD website. Links to the various agencies are also included if applicable.

Abbreviation Explanation
ADE Adverse Drug Event
ADI Acceptable Daily Intake
AMDUCA Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act
ANADA Abbreviated New Animal Drug Application
ASDI Acceptable Single Dose Intake
AVMA American Veterinary Medical Association
CNADA Conditional New Animal Drug Application
CDC Center for Disease Control
CDER Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CFSAN Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
CSREES Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Services
CVM Center for Veterinary Medicine
EA Environmental Assessment
EIS Environmental Impact Statement
ELDU Extra Label Drug Use
FARAD Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FFDCA Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act
FOI Freedom Of Information
FOIo Freedom Of Information original (in VetGRAM)
FOIs Freedom Of Information supplement (in VetGRAM)
FONSI Finding Of No Significant Impact
FR Federal Register
FSIS Food Safety Inspection Service
GFI Guidance For Industry
GRAS Generally Recognized As Safe
HFS Human Food Safety
Abbreviation Explaination
INAD Investigational New Animal Drug
MIAD Medically Important Antimicrobial Drug
JAVMA Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
MRL Maximum Residue Level
MUADP Minor Use Animal Drug Program (NRSP-7)
MUMS Minor Use Minor Species
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet
NADA New Animal Drug Application
NCIMS National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments
NIFA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
ONADE Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation
OMUMS Office of Minor Use and Minor Species Animal Drug Development
OTC Over The Counter (drug)
OTC(RxCA) Over The Counter (drug that is prescription only in California)
PAR Provisional Acceptable Residue
PhAST Pharmacology Analytical Support Team
PMO Pasteurized Milk Ordinance
Rx Prescription only (drug)
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter (drug)
TAS Target Animal Safety
TD Transdermal
USDA United States Department of Agriculture
UVPC University Veterinary Pharmacometric Consortium
VCPR Veterinary-Client-Patient Relationship
VFD Veterinary Feed Directive
WDI Withdrawal Interval (for extralabel drug use)
WDT Withdrawal Time (for labeled uses of approved drugs)