ESI's and WHP's

 

Export Slaughter Intervals (ESI's)

An Export Slaughter Interval (ESI) is the time that should elapse between administration of a veterinary chemical to animals and their slaughter for export.

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) is responsible for updating export slaughter intervals (ESI) and withholding periods (WHP). Current ESI and WHP information can be viewed on the APVMA website.

 

Withholding Periods (WHP's)

The withholding period (WHP) is the minimum period which must elapse between last administration or application of a veterinary chemical product, including treated feed, and the slaughter, collection, harvesting or use of the animal commodity for human consumption. WHPs are mandatory for domestic slaughter and on the label of every registered product.

 

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