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Investigation of the fate of veterinary drugs used in apiculture - VM02140

Description
Issues over the use of drugs, often unlicensed or uncontrolled, in apiculture have achieved increasingly high profile in the last few years. These issues have harmed the image of honey as a safe, natural product. At this time, there is little information on the fate of many drugs within the hive. Most work on the fate and distribution of drugs has been carried out on vertebrates, and the value of this data when applied to insects is unknown.The objective of the work is to improve the state of knowledge of the fate and behaviour of drugs within apiculture, to provide data to allow reasoned assessments of the risks associated with residues to be made, and to permit more accurate, more useful targeting of surveillance resources on drugs used in apiculture.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Final report - Investigation of the fate of veterinary drugs used in apiculture   (512k)
• Final Report : Investigation of the fate of veterinary drugs used in apiculture   (222k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2004

To: 2007

Cost: £180,589
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Central Science Laboratory
Keywords
Analytical Chemistry              
Bees              
European Foulbrood              
Food and Drink              
Food Safety              
Public Health              
Veterinary Medicines              
Veterinary Surveillance              
Fields of Study
Animal Health
Veterinary Medicine