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CAHI Creates Poster Listing Antimicrobials Requiring a Veterinary Prescription as of December 1, 2018

April 2, 2018

The Canadian Animal Health Institute (CAHI) created a poster listing antimicrobials that require a veterinary prescription as of December 1, 2018. This is based on the antimicrobial categorizations determined by Health Canada in relation to their importance to human medicine. 

Download the poster here.


  • Questions on the management of the inventory of medically important antimicrobials during the transition to December 1, 2018? Find on the CAHI website.
  • Questions about the regulatory and policy changes? Visit the Health Canada website. Contact them at vetdrugs-medsvet@hc-sc.gc.ca.

To stay up to date on other information about the upcoming Health Canada rule changes, visit the Veterinary Oversight of Antimicrobial Use in Animals in Canada section of the CVMA website.