Organic Rules and Certification

Veterinary treatment, number of treatments - Int. Codex Alimentarius Guidelines 2005

Schmid, Otto and Ziegler, Katia (2006) Veterinary treatment, number of treatments - Int. Codex Alimentarius Guidelines 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

Withholding periods for chemical allopathic veterinary drugs or antibiotics should be not less than double of that required by legislation, in any case a minimum of 48 hours.(Codex Alimentarius Guidelines Article 20)

Difference

Codex Alimentarius is more general than the EU Regulation 2092/91, where more than 3 course of treatments within one year (with the exception of vaccinations, treatments against parasites or compulsary treatments established by member states)lead to disapproval of the animal.

Justification

The Codex Alimentarius Guidelines are a guidance for governments and not a standard or a regulation on itself, therefore it cannot be so specific.

EU Regulation

Annex I. Principles of organic production and processing > B.Livestock and livestock products - Annex I B > Disease prevention and veterinary treatment/health care - Annex I B5

Item type:Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91
Subjects:Animal husbandry > Veterinary treatment
Country/Standard:Codex Alimentarius Guideline
Principles:Principle of fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:1018
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:27 Aug 2006
Last Modified:24 Nov 2008 08:19

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