Use of medicines in food producing animals

Last updated 2 years ago First published 19 April, 2017

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  • Has the horses passport been signed to permanently exclude it from the human food chain. No. Passport not available to examine. Yes.
  • Medicines use not impacted by food animal legislation. Ensure use complies with cascade and sports regulations.
  • Does medicine data sheet indicate a meat withdrawal period? Yes. No.
  • Use medicine and either record its use, batch number and withdrawal period in the horses medication record / passport OR provide client with the information for them to record. Responsibility to record medicine lies with client, but responsibility to inform client remains with the vet.
  • Is the medicine listed in table 1 (permitted medicines) of EU 37/2010. No. Yes, with MRL in other food producing species. Yes, No MRL required. Yes, with MRL in horse.
  • Use medicine and either record its use, batch number and appropriate withdrawal period in the horses medication record / passport OR provide client with the information for them to record. Responsibility to record medicine lies with client, but responsibility to inform client remains with the vet.
  • Use medicine and either record its use, batch number and withdrawal period in the horses medication record / passport OR provide client with the information for them to record. Responsibility to record medicine lies with client, but responsibility to inform client remains with the vet.
  • Use medicine and either record its use, batch number and withdrawal period in the horses medication record / passport OR provide client with the information for them to record. Responsibility to record medicine lies with client, but responsibility to inform client remains with the vet.
  • Is the medicine listed as an essential medicine (122/2013). No. Yes.
  • Use medicine but record its use IN THE PASSPORT with a 6 MONTH WITHDRAWAL PERIOD. Responsibility for recording lies with veterinary surgeon.
  • Use medicine in line with the cascade but ensure the client signs the passport to permanently exclude it from the human food chain.
  • Is horse being treated in an emergency setting? Yes. No.
  • Use only medicines permitted for use in food producing animals (listed in EU 37/2010) in line with the cascade, inform owner of medicines used and meat withdrawal periods and inform the client of the need to record this information in the horses medication record. Do not use non-permitted medicines or essential medicines .
  • Are medicines suitable for use in food producing animals. No. No, Medicines are Essential for the treatment of Equidae (122/2013). Yes, Medicines are listed in EU 37/2010.
  • Use medicines in line with the cascade, inform owner of medicines used and meat withdrawal periods and inform the client of the need to record this information in the horses medication record.
  • Is there a suitable alternative product that is permitted in food producing animals? (e.g. flunixin instead of phenylbutazone). Yes. No.
  • Consider need for this medicine. If no alternative then use medicine in line with the cascade and inform owner of the need to permanently exclude horse from human food chain using written notification (click here for example).
  • Use alternative medicine in line with the cascade, inform owner of medicines used and meat withdrawal periods and inform the client of the need to record this information in the horses medication record. An example form can be found here..
  • Is there a suitable alternative product that is permitted in food producing animals? (e.g. flunixin instead of phenylbutazone). Yes. No.
  • Consider need for this medicine. If no alternative then use medicine in line with the cascade and inform owner of the need to permanently exclude horse from human food chain using written notification.
  • Use alternative medicine in line with the cascade, inform owner of medicines used and meat withdrawal periods and inform the client of the need to record this information in the horses medication record.

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