Export Slaughter Intervals for Veterinary Medicines

An Export Slaughter Interval (ESI) is the minimum time that should elapse between administration of a veterinary medicine to animals, and their slaughter for export. ESIs manage differences between Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) allowed for veterinary medicines in Australia, and the MRLs of its trading partners.

Sheep and cattle

The APVMA regularly updates the list of ESIs for veterinary products used in sheep and cattle:

ESI's are subject to change due to alterations in overseas requirements, and ongoing review and consultation with industry. This information is provided to ensure the latest information is available to producers and users.

Further information

Last updated on 8 April, 2014

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