This infographic provides a brief overview of the effects of active pharmaceutical ingredients observed in studies on non-target organisms that have been submitted and evaluated in the context of veterinary drug approvals (status 2017). A detailed version of the table, which also includes effect concentrations and sources of literature, can be downloaded as a PDF file.
For the non-target organisms, an overview is given for which active substances toxic effects, changes in species composition and inhibitions of growth were observed in studies. Since these are mainly laboratory studies, the reactions refer to individual active substances and selected organisms. The results can only provide indications of effects in the real environment. Due to the large number of possible combinations, it is, for example, only possible to assess to a limited extent whether and from which concentration different active substances increase in their effect.
The infographic is licensed under a Creative Commons license CC BY-ND 4.0, i. e. it can be used without any changes, if the author is mentioned. The infographic is part of a series of five infographics on veterinary pharmaceuticals in the environment developed by Ecologic Institute for the German Federal Environment Agency.