Requirements for Extralabel Drug Use in Food Producing Animals  

  • ELDU is permitted only by or under the supervision of a veterinarian.
  • ELDU is allowed only for FDA approved animal and human drugs.
  • A valid Veterinarian/Client/Patient Relationship is a prerequisite for all ELDU.
  • ELDU for therapeutic purposes only (animal's health is suffering or threatened). Not drugs for production use.
  • Rules apply to dosage form drugs and drugs administered in water. ELDU in feed is prohibited.
  • ELDU is not permitted if it results in a violative food residue, or any residue which may present a risk to public health.
  • FDA prohibition of a specific ELDU precludes such use. (see Prohibited Drug List page)