You will need to get a prescription from a veterinarian for your animals for:
— Prescription drugs (including, for example, injectables, in-water and in-feed formulations). You will be able to buy these drugs from a veterinarian or pharmacist. Importation rules will continue as per existing Food and Drug Regulations.
— Prescription medicated feed – This is livestock feed that contains a prescription drug, including supplements, macro & micro premixes and complete feed. You will be able to buy these medicated feeds from a commercial feed mill, veterinarian or pharmacist with a veterinary prescription.
The Prescription Drug List (PDL) is a list of medicinal ingredients. Any drug containing an ingredient on this list must be sold by prescription. Since 2004, new MIAs approved by Health Canada have been included on the PDL and must be sold by prescription.
The following MIA ingredients will be included on the PDL for Veterinary Use: Apramycin; Bacitracin; Erythromycin; Lincomycin; Neomycin; Penicillin G; Spectinomycin; Streptomycin/Dihydrostreptomycin; Sulphonamides; Tilmicosin; Tiamulin; Tylosin/Tylvalosin; Virginiamycin; Tetracycline/Chlortetracycline/Oxytetracycline; Or their salts or derivatives. This includes all dosage forms whether in feed, water, otic, oral, topical, implant, injectable, intrauterine, intramammary or dusting powder.
There will be changes to the labels of MIAs: a “Pr” will be on the principal display panel; growth promotion claims and related directions for use will be removed; responsible use statements will be put on labels of all in-feed and in-water MIAs.
Wright’s Feeds ‘N Needs floor-stocks Shur-Gain’s Pig Starter pellets and also can make, on-site, a Hog Grower mash feed upon request.
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