Responsible use of animal medicines on the farm

This publication provides details of the code of practice that should be used for the responsible use of animal medicines on farms.


Responsible use of animal medicines on the farm

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This Code of Practice has been developed by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD), with the support of the organisations shown on the front cover. The aim of this code is to provide a helpful reference document for keepers of livestock in respect of the responsible use of animal medicines. It is important that medicines are used responsibly and that the advice provided in this leaflet is followed.

This Code is intended as a general guide and should not be treated as a complete or authoritative statement of the law on any particular case.

Published 19 December 2014