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Online Data Collection Tool Facilitates Veterinary Antimicrobial Sales Reporting

January 15, 2019

Health Canada’s Veterinary Drugs Directorate (VDD) has launched a user-friendly online data collection tool to facilitate veterinary antimicrobial sales reporting. This is in support of the regulatory requirement to report annual sales of medically important antimicrobials (MIAs) for veterinary use.

This online tool, called the Veterinary Antimicrobial Sales Reporting (VASR) System, is now available for use by relevant stakeholders to report 2018 sales by the deadline of March 31, 2019.

This requirement to report sales applies to manufacturers, importers, and compounders of medically important antimicrobials for veterinary use, and supports our antimicrobial surveillance program and stewardship.

Those impacted by the sales reporting rules may contact us at hc.vasr-vavr.sc@canada.ca to be added to the VASR system to report annual sales. Please visit the updated “Veterinary antimicrobial sales reporting” web page, which provides more information on sales reporting.

VDD will be scheduling webinars in the near future to help users with the VASR system and to address any questions or comments.