Veterinary Medicines

ICMSA welcomes deferral of anti-parasitic regulations

ICMSA welcomes deferral of anti-parasitic regulations

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA), has welcomed the deferral of the full implementation of the Anti-parasitic Regulations and...

May 10, 2022

Anti-parasitic prescription rules deferred until December

Anti-parasitic prescription rules deferred until December

The transition period for the requirement of a veterinary prescription for anti-parasitic medicines has been extended to December this year,...

May 7, 2022

Call to defer anti-parasitic deadline as ‘stakeholders left completely unprepared’

Call to defer anti-parasitic deadline as ‘stakeholders left completely unprepared’

There has been a fresh call for the deferral of veterinary medicine regulations in relation to the supply of anti-parasitic...

May 4, 2022

Department urged to ‘ensure all vets reflect agreement’ on medicine rules

Department urged to ‘ensure all vets reflect agreement’ on medicine rules

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is being called on to ensure that all vets are aware of...

February 25, 2022

Call for further discussion on veterinary medicines changes

Call for further discussion on veterinary medicines changes

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has called for more discussions ahead of the implementation of further veterinary medicine changes this...

February 8, 2022

DAERA seizes illegal veterinary medicines imported from Singapore

DAERA seizes illegal veterinary medicines imported from Singapore

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has announced that they have seized a quantity of illegal veterinary...

February 4, 2022

Veterinary medicine rules to improve farm profitability – DAFM

Veterinary medicine rules to improve farm profitability – DAFM

The introduction of new rules around the prescribing of antibiotics to animals will improve farm profitability, according to a senior...

January 28, 2022

New VCI code of conduct aims to tackle AMR

New VCI code of conduct aims to tackle AMR

The Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) has updated its Codes of Professional Conduct for veterinary practitioners and veterinary nurses, with...

January 26, 2022

Milk recording – a farmer’s best friend in a new era of restricted antibiotics

Milk recording – a farmer’s best friend in a new era of restricted antibiotics

As the introduction of a new EU-wide veterinary medicine regulation gets closer, assistant CellCheck programme manager from Animal Health Ireland...

January 24, 2022

New veterinary medicines rules – what to expect after January 28

New veterinary medicines rules – what to expect after January 28

In just over a week’s time, new veterinary medicines and veterinary feed regulations will be introduced across Europe under the...

January 20, 2022

Derogation extension will cover veterinary medicines in the short-term

Derogation extension will cover veterinary medicines in the short-term

An extension to a derogation to ensure the long-term supply of medicines from Great Britain to Northern Ireland, and to...

December 31, 2021

Licensed merchants push for generics to feature in new prescription service

Licensed merchants push for generics to feature in new prescription service

News of the deferral of aspects of European veterinary medicines regulations, due to be introduced in January 28, 2022 have...

December 1, 2021

ICMSA: No milk recording in eco-scheme ‘a fundamental error’

ICMSA: No milk recording in eco-scheme ‘a fundamental error’

The lack of a milk recording option in the eco-scheme has been described as a “completely fundamental error that will...

November 29, 2021

Prescribing rules – changes to antibiotics and medicated feeds to apply from Jan 2022

Prescribing rules – changes to antibiotics and medicated feeds to apply from Jan 2022

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has confirmed that new regulations regarding the requirement of prescriptions for...

November 26, 2021

‘Competition in the supply’ of vet medicines must be maintained

‘Competition in the supply’ of vet medicines must be maintained

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said that the postponement of new legislation in relation to vet medicines must allow...

November 25, 2021

Vet medicines: ‘Breathing space for merchants’ after deferral

Vet medicines: ‘Breathing space for merchants’ after deferral

A TD has said the decision to defer the onset of new vet medicine regulations from January to June “offers...

November 25, 2021

Vet prescription rules deferred until June

Vet prescription rules deferred until June

New vet prescription rules, that were set to come into force in January, will now be deferred until June, it...

November 24, 2021

Committee resumes debate on veterinary medicines regulation

Committee resumes debate on veterinary medicines regulation

The Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine will meet to resume its debate on the EU regulation on...

October 6, 2021