Organic Rules and Certification

Veterinary treatment, parasite control - SE KRAV 2006

Mattsson, Eva (2006) Veterinary treatment, parasite control - SE KRAV 2006. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Avermectines are only allowed to be used when other substances are not expected to have the desired effects. Slowly degradable substances as avermectines shall not be used when animals are on natural pastures (KRAV standards paragraph 5.4.7).


The use of avermectines is not regulated separately to any other parasite treatments within EU Regulation 2092/91.


Avermectines are used against internal and external parasites but most of the substance is excreted in the animal manure. There it is still toxic to the insects which live in and breakdown the manure. Several species of dung beetles are declining rapidly. When using these kinds of substances, which are the only ones effective to some parasites, best possible practises should be used.

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:Environmental care/environmental impact > Habitats
Environmental care/environmental impact
Animal husbandry > Animal health management
Country/Standard: Europe > Sweden > Krav
Principles:Ecological principle
Principle of health
ID Code:1139
Deposited On:05 Oct 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:01

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