Welcome to the U.S. FARAD online request system for questions regarding accidental chemical contamination or drugs used in an extralabel manner in food animals. This is a no fee service. Federal law prohibits extralabel drug use by non-veterinarians. If you are not a licensed veterinarian and have a question for FARAD on a matter relating to extra-label use of an approved drug, please have your veterinarian call 1-888-873-2723.


FARAD personnel will attempt to respond to questions within 72 hours. If this is an emergency, please ALSO call FARAD at 1-888-873-2723.


For questions regarding use of drugs in food animals, according to the FDA label, please check www.farad.org. Canadian Veterinarians can submit requests at www.cgfarad.usask.ca.




FARAD is a national, cooperative, USDA-CSREES-sponsored project whose mission is the prevention and mitigation of illegal chemical residues in foods of animal origin. FARAD is a cooperative project involving three Universities; North Carolina State University, the University of Florida, and the University of California, Davis.

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