Laboratory Training to Detect Veterinary Drug Residues in Animal-Based Foods

20.02.2017 - 24.02.2017

What does the AGES Laboratory Training on the Analytics of Veterinary Drug Residues offer to participants?


This five-day intensive course is held at the AGES National Reference Laboratory at the Institute for Food Safety in Vienna. Its objective is to teach residue analytics for veterinary drugs ranging from samples to test reports, using a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application.

You will gain knowledge of the relevant legal principles and framework to validate the analytical methods, quality assurance and the assessment and evaluation of results. The relevant procedures will be carried out on real samples by each participant under professional supervision in a fully equipped laboratory.

*) Other dates may be arranged.

Lab training target group:

This laboratory course provides science and regulatory-based, as well as theoretical and practical knowledge in the monitoring and controlling of veterinary drug residues for analysts, heads of laboratories, experts and consultants in quality management, research and consultancy of food companies and inspection bodies, as well as other interested individuals.

Registration deadline: 4 February 2017
The course fee includes course materials, catering with coffee, refreshments, fruits and lunch; excl. 20% VAT. Special requests with regards to catering and transfer services must be agreed upon separately. Should there be fewer than 4 participants the fee will be reduced by 250 EUR per person. Fifty percent of the course fee must be transferred to the following account at the time of registration.
Contact for event:
AGES Academy course management: Ms. Dagmar Vock
Telephone: +43 50 555-25201
Fax: +43 50 555-25209
Location: AGES – Institute for Food Safety Vienna
National Reference Laboratory for Veterinary Drugs and Hormones
Spargelfeldstrasse 191
A-1220 Vienna
Category: Lab training

Entry: Five-day standard course with four participants: EUR 9,600 (Maximum number of participants: 4)


  • Analytics of veterinary drug residues in animal-based matrices and foods
  • Veterinary drugs and their metabolites as potential residues
  • Validation of analytical methods in line with EU criteria (Commission Decision 2002/657/EC)
  • Requirements for screening and confirmatory methods following Commission Decision 2002/657/EC
  • Discussion of legal principles in the EU (Directive 96/23/EG, Regulation 37/2010) 
  • National Residue Control Plan for veterinary drugs
  • Sample receipt and administration; sample registration via database system
  • Laboratory infrastructure – room, equipment
  • Laboratory staff qualifications
  • Quality management; suitability tests, proficiency tests
  • Reporting
  • Discussing the specific requirements of the participants


Dr. Georg MAYERHOFER (Head of the Department for Veterinary Drugs, Hormones and Contaminants)
Dr. Martin BRANDTNER (Head of the Group Veterinary Drugs)
Johann BURGER, MSc (Head of the Group Hormones and Banned Veterinary Drugs)