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First Reporting Year Deadline for Veterinary Antimicrobial Sales is March 31, 2019

March 4, 2019

As of April 1, 2019, reporting of sales information is no longer voluntary for manufacturers, importers and compounders.

Sales reports are required to be submitted every year to the Veterinary Drugs Directorate at Health Canada for sales over the period of January 1 to December 31, beginning with 2018 data. The annual deadline to submit sales reports of the previous calendar year to Health Canada is March 31 of each year.

If you are a veterinarian who compounds products for veterinary use using Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients on List A, your first reporting year is 2018 and sales reports will need to be submitted by March 31, 2019.

As defined in the Veterinary Oversight of Antimicrobial Use – A Pan-Canadian Framework for Professional Standards for Veterinarians, compounding is the combining or mixing together of two or more ingredients (of which at least one is a drug or pharmacologically active component) to create a final product in an appropriate form for dosing. Read the full definition on p.24 of the framework.

Veterinary antimicrobial sales reports must be submitted for drugs on List A: List of Certain Antimicrobial Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients. More information on why information is being collected, rules for sales reporting, and to whom this applies can be found on Canada.ca, under Veterinary antimicrobial sales reporting.

What’s New: email hc.vasr-vavr.sc@canada.ca to be added to the Veterinary Antimicrobial Sales Reporting (VASR) system to report annual sales of antimicrobials for veterinary use. See the How to report section for more information.

To support responsible use of medications, giving due consideration to both animal and public health, follow the Canadian Animal Health Institute’s Therapeutic Decision Cascade for Animal and Public Safety when prescribing medications to your patients.

Learn more about Veterinary Oversight of Antimicrobial Use in Animals in Canada here.