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Veterinary treatment, parasite control, withdrawral periods - SE KRAV 2006

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

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Summary

The withholding period for meat, wool and hides are double the legal period but at least 2 months after treatments against parasites with chemical agents. For milk and eggs the withholding period after the same type of treatments is double the legal period and for substances without a set period it is 48 hours. (KRAV standards paragraph 5.4.10).

Difference

EU Regulation 2092/91 states that the withdrawal period after use of allopathic veterinary medicine is double the legal period or if not specified, 48 hours.

Justification

Chemical treatments of parasites are in Sweden not classified as veterinary medicine but as a chemical pesticide. It is unclear if the withdrawal periods of EU Regulation 2092/91 cover chemical pesticides. The withholding periods in the KRAV standards are longer for meat, wool and hides.

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: Europe > Sweden > Krav
Principles:Principle of care
Principle of health
ID Code:1140
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:05 Oct 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:01

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