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Health Canada and CFIA Created Tools to Assist Veterinarians When Writing Feed Prescriptions

November 19, 2018

As of December 1, 2018, all medically important antimicrobials for veterinary use will be sold by prescription only. Through this initiative, the number of feed prescriptions issued by veterinarians and received by commercial feed mills will increase. 

Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have created some tools to assist veterinarians when writing feed prescriptions. The use of these templates is optional.

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