Regulating the Use of Veterinary Antibiotics

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Restek has produced an application note for multiclass veterinary antibiotic residue analysis, which enables one analysis to be performed with one column in less than 9 minutes for over 60 multiclass antibiotics.

Restek_multiclass veterinary antibiotic residue analysisIntroduction
The use of antibiotics on food-producing animals is a public health and safety concern due to the potential of generating drug-resistant bacteria. Many countries in the European Union and Canada have banned the use of antibiotics for nontherapeutic purposes, and the United States is implementing a policy to reduce the use of medically important antibiotics for growth promotion. To regulate the proper use of veterinary antibiotics, the U.S. FDA has set maximum residue limits (MRL) for a variety of animal tissue and food products (21 CFR Part 556).

By using this method you will achieve:

  • Highly efficient peak separation and fast analysis times.
  • Versatility and global applicability for antibiotic residue analysis — capable of individual class panel optimization for quantitation:
    - Macrolide, Lincosamide, and Streptogramin
    - Amphenicol and Tetracycline 
    - Quinolone 
    - Penicillin, Cephalosporin, and Tetracycline 
    - Sulfonamide

A sensitive, efficient, and reliable analytical method for different classes of antibiotics is necessary to meet this regulation, and the Raptor™ C18 LC column is the ideal choice.

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