To monitor the illegal use of olaquindox in animals, a monoclonal antibody-based surface plasmon resonance (SPR) biosensor method has been developed to detect 3-methyl-quinoxaline-2-carboxylic acid, the marker residues of olaquindox, in swine tissues. The limit of detection was 1.4 µg kg-1 in swine muscle and 2.7 µg kg-1 in swine liver, which are lower than the EU recommended concentration (10 µg kg-1). The recoveries were from 82% to 104.6%, with coefficients of variation of less than 12.2%. Good correlations between SPR and HPLC results (r = 0.9806, muscle; r = 0.9698, liver) and between SPR and ic-ELISA results (r = 0.9918, muscle; r = 0.9873, liver) were observed in the affected tissues, which demonstrated the reliability of the SPR method. This method would be a rapid and reliable tool for the screening of the residues of olaquindox in the edible tissues of animals.