Veterinary drugs are substances that inhibit the growth of bacteria. They work by killing bacteria or preventing their reproduction, and may be synthesized chemically or by naturally-occurring or engineered organisms. Antibiotic residues in food of animal origin such as milk, eggs or meat represent a potential health risk to the consumer.
Due to the potentially carcinogenic and toxic properties of antibiotic residues and their allergic potential, the consumption of contaminated food establishes a direct risk for public health. Furthermore, the inappropriate use of antibiotics in animal husbandry and food production promotes the multi-drug resistance of pathogen bacteria for antibiotics used in human medicine.
Veterinary drugs are a complex group of substances with a couple of hundred actives belonging to different chemical classes and therapeutic areas.
ITC Labs offers the full range of veterinary drug residues- Sulfonamides, Tetracyclines, Amphenicols, Nitrofurans, Macrolides, Aminoglycosides, Betalactums, Fluoroquinolones, Quinolones in trace amounts by using modern analytical technologies such as LC-MS/MS, ELISA (Immunoassays) in products like Meat and meat products, Poultry, Crustaceans and shellfishes, Fish and fish products, Egg and egg products, Honey, Milk and milk products, Ready Meals.