Veterinary Drugs

AuthorT. Nessim Abu-Zahra/Simon Carvalho/David Edwards
Veterinary Drugs
For the most part, drugs for animals (known as “veterinary drugs”) are sub-
ject to the same rules in the Food and Drug Regulations (FDRs) that apply
to drugs for humans, including the issuance of drug identication numbers
(DINs) and notices of compliance (NOCs) (see Chapter ) and drug estab-
lishment licences (ELs) (Chapter ).
e general rules in the FDA and FDRs and those that are specic to vet-
erinary drugs have a somewhat dierent focus as they relate to these products.
Although human safety remains an important consideration (in particular
the safety of foods derived from animals that have consumed veterinary
drugs), animal safety is also considered in licensing the products.
is chapter examines these rules and certain additional regulations that
apply specically to veterinary drugs.
C.. requires veterinary drugs to be labelled with a caution that they are
“For Veterinary Use Only” or “Veterinary Use Only.”
CRC, c .
e focus of this chapter is on how veterinary drugs are regulated by Health Canada
under the Food and Drugs Act, RSC , c F- (FDA) and not how certain veter-
inary biologic drug products are regulated by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency
(CFIA) under the Health of Animals Act, SC , c .

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