New Medicine Requirements
November 16, 2023
Due to new medicine regulations coming into force this summer 2023, as part of Red Tractor reviews and veterinary visits we will be agreeing a list of drugs used on farm and what they are used for. This will enable us to continue to prescribe without visiting the farm every time. We will also require anyone requesting drugs to let us know of their intended use to ensure medicines are being used appropriately.
Please be aware that this may now mean certain drugs cannot be given out routinely. The classification of Pen and Strep has now changed making this unsuitable as a first line drug on farm. We are also required to use licensed products first unless there is a clinical need. Ultrapen is not licensed for use in sheep so this may change how and when we prescribe this. If you would like to discuss alternatives, please do give us a call.
We are legally not able to give out antibiotics if animals have not been seen recently or a visit is not scheduled. Please do respect our reception staff if they inform you of this as they will be able to advise on the best way to proceed.