Veterinary Medicines and Medicated Feed

Veterinary Medicines and Medicated Feed

Over this parliamentary term, the EU legislation on Veterinary Medicines and Medicated Feed will be reviewed. The current licensing system for veterinary medicines in Europe may be rigorous, but it is also complex and a lack of alignment between Member States implementing the legislation can add bureaucracy and lead to inefficiencies. The EU therefore cannot currently be described as having a ‘single market’ for veterinary medicines. This is of concern because the availability of safe, efficacious veterinary medicines across all EU Member States is vital to protecting both animal health and public health.

We are calling for:

  • The introduction of a true single market for veterinary medicines. A more efficient regulatory process will not only improve the availability of medicines to protect animal health but it will contribute to public health.