Antimicrobial Use

(AASV Pharmaceutical Issues Committee)

AASV Judicious Use Guidelines -- adopted by the AASV Board of Directors in October 2004.

Penicillin G residues

ARS Sow Residue Study -- This is a pdf of a presentation given by ARS researcher Dr David Smith outlining the results of a study funded by the National Pork Board examining penicillin G procaine residues in cull sow tissues.

Extra-label Drug Use (AMDUCA)

Federal Register Notice -- pdf of the official federal register notice enacting the Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act of 1994 (AMDUCA)

AMDUCA Revisited -- JSHAP article describing AMDUCA in swine medicine.

ELDU Brochure -- Brochure from AVMA outlining the guidelines associated with ELDU and AMDUCA.

FDA AMDUCA website -- Resource information from the FDA regarding AMDUCA.

AVMA AMDUCA website -- Resources from AVMA regarding AMDUCA compliance.

ELDU--Resource for Veterinarians -- Article written by FDA as a guidance document to aid veterinarians in understanding extra-label drug use requirements. The article discusses 5 key points: VCPR, general conditions for ELDU, conditions for ELDU in food-producing animals, compounding and drugs prohibited from ELDU.

Pain mitigation -- FDA letter confirming the extra-label use of FDA-aproved drugs for the treatment of pain resulting from surgical procedures such as castration and tail docking. In addition, Dr Craig Lewis from FDA gave a presentation discussing the drugs commonly associated with pain mitigation and whether or not they could be legally used in food animals.

Resource Links

AASV Recommendations to Meet Japanese MRL Requirements of U.S. Pork -- Developed by the AASV Pharmaceutical Issues Committee, this document offers recommendations regarding the use of antimicrobials in pigs producing pork for export to Japan.

OIE Drug List for Swine (Compiled by the AASV Pharm. committee)

FDA Approved Topicals -- This spreadsheet lists the FDA approved products for the topical treatment of wounds in animals.

Animal Drugs @ FDA -- FDA database of all approved veterinary drugs. This web site replaces FDA's "Database of Approved Animal Drug Products," or Green Book, and is updated monthly. The application allows users to search for detailed descriptions of all FDA-approved animal drugs.

Japanese MRL Database -- Database listing the Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for pharmaceutical products used in pigs producing pork for export to Japan.

Danish Experience -- This brochure explains what happened when Denmark banned the subtherapeutic use of antibiotic growth promotants in pork production. The reader will learn why growth promotants were banned, what was the result of the ban, if antibiotic use in animals actually decreased and the effect this had on human health.

TAKE CARE -- Use Antibiotics Responsibly -- This brochure has frequently asked questions about the industry's judicious antibiotic use program. The brochure describes the Take Care-Use Antibiotics Responsibly program, its relevance to the industry, its development, guidelines and principles. The brochure is a quick primer on the Take Care-Use Antibiotics Responsibly program.

Antibiotic Use in the Pork Industry -- This brochure explains the use of antibiotics in the pork industry.