61 veterinary drugs are allowed for registration
Yesterday, representatives of the EBA Animal Health Committee took part in a joint online meeting with the Pharmacological Commission of Veterinary Medicine chaired by the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection and two breakout sessions.
Thus, there was a discussion on the registration / re-registration of 72 veterinary medicinal products, for example, those for the treatment of pets, cattle, etc., of which 61 received positive feedback after the expertise.
Today it is necessary to re-register veterinary medicinal products in Ukraine every 5 years. Thus, it is forbidden to sell products with the expired registration date on the territory of the state. Since some medicines, such as live vaccines against avian salmonellosis, are used to form emergency reserves. Therefore, their availability, as recent experience shows, is quite important. At the same time, a delay in registration could create tension within the animal industry - businesses would be forced to change vaccination schedules. At best, they would have to seek alternative drugs, and at worst, there might be the death of animals and birds or the uncontrolled spread of certain diseases.
For your information, as of today, about 1300 veterinary medicines are registered in Ukraine.
Consequently, based on the decisions of the Pharmacological Commission, the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection will decide whether to allow or prohibit the sales of these drugs in Ukraine.
It was the first online meeting of the Pharmacological Commission. Therefore, on behalf of the European Business Association, we thank the Ministry for Development of Economy, Trade and Agriculture, the State Service on Food Safety and Consumer Protection and their scientific institutes, which understood the importance of the procedure in today’s context and agreed on holding remote meetings.
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During the joint meeting, there was a discussion on modern requirements for medical feeds, legislative regulation for the sales of veterinary drugs and feed additives, the safety of vaccines during preclinical, clinical trials and their mass production.