Analysis of veterinary drugs in meat

RIKILT can test your raw materials and final products in the food chain for the presence of veterinary drugs.

A selection of veterinary medicines may be used to treat animals destined for human consumption (cows, pigs, poultry, horses, rabbits). After having administered one of these medicines, a waiting period must be observed before animals are slaughtered and the meat is allowed to enter the food chain.

RIKILT can test your raw materials and final products for the presence of phenylbutazon, antibiotics and other veterinary drugs (or residuals). 

Urgent processing is possible.


Testing for veterinary medicines, including antibiotics, is just one of the research areas in which RIKILT takes a leading role. We can determine – either specifically or in multi-analyses – more than 100 antibiotics including phenylbutazon, chloramphenicol, nitrofurans, tetracyclines, cephalosporins, quinolones and penicillin, in test material including horse and other meat, milk, eggs and urine.