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Veterinary Medicines in the Environment

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* ISBN: 978-1-880611-94-4 Publication Date: 2008 Pages: 230

Editors: Mark Crane, Alistair Boxall, Katie Barrett

  • Provides guidance on how to assess the environmental effects of veterinary medicines based on standard environmental risk assessment approaches
  • Evaluates the potential risks of veterinary medicines to aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems
  • Offers exposure and effects assessments of veterinary medicines in the terrestrial and aquatic environment
  • Reviews major classes of veterinary drugs and determines whether they are adequately covered by current regulatory practice
  • Presents recommendations for further research, testing, and development

This timely book examines veterinary medicines, an increasingly important issue for environmental regulators. It brings together more than 30 experts from eight countries with expertise in risk assessment, environmental toxicology and chemistry, and environmental policy and business sectors. The text discusses pathways to the environment, the range and point of diffusion, risk assessment and management, and exposure and effects assessment in the terrestrial and aquatic environments. It reviews classes of veterinary drugs and current regulations, identifies environmental fate of the drugs, and assesses the use of read-across, QSAR, and other modeling approaches.