Animal Metabolism

Crop Protection

Crop protection products can infiltrate the human food chain via residues left on crops or via animals who ingest residues in their feed. Understanding the metabolism in animals is crucial in helping to predict the potential risk posed by crop protection products as well as defining safe minimum residue levels (MRLs).

  • Covance tailors their expert team to address your specific animal metabolism needs. This means combining expertise and insight from analytical chemistry, environmental modeling, metabolite identification, animal health and regulatory to design a study or suite of study programs delivering robust data and justifiable scientific arguments 
  • Flexible facilities and dedicated teams delivering high-quality studies to your timelines
  • Animal metabolism studies designed and performed to high animal welfare, scientific and GLP standards 

Your Needs

How to unambiguously demonstrate your crop protection product's metabolism

The risk posed by your herbicide, fungicide or insecticide to human and animal health and the environment is an important issue in the mind of consumers and regulators. To address these concerns and meet regulatory endpoints you need to provide unequivocal evidence of where your crop protection product, and its metabolites, may end up, combined with data about their toxicity. But what studies are relevant to your active substance? How might they impact your final submission given that some are late stage? How do they fit into risk assessments? 

Our Capabilities

Experts in animal metabolism

Covance have unrivalled insight and expertise in designing and executing metabolism studies gained over years working in changing regulatory environments. Find out more about our: