Organic Rules and Certification

Veterinary treatment, non-medical products - SE KRAV 2006

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

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The withholding periods for meat, wool and hides are 6 months after treatment with antibiotics and chemotherapeutics is double the legal period but always at least 6 months. For treatments with vitamins, minerals and anaesthetics the withholding period is the double of the legally required. For other substances the withholding period is double the legal but always at least 2 months. The withholding periods for milk and egg is double the legal period. For substances without a set period the withholding period is 48 hours. The KRAV standards also have a list of substances which can be used without any withdrawal period if there is no legal period. These are calcium for milk fever, agents to increase bloodsugar, carbon preparations, natural medicines, injections with vitamins and minerals, all external treatments except parasite treatment or formalin. (KRAV standards paragraph 5.4.8, 5.4.10 and 5.4.11).


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.


The KRAV standards have the same withdrawal periods for milk and eggproducts. For meat, wool and hides the withholding periods are longer. There is always a risk for residues after a medicine treatment, for meat, wool and hides it has been seen as possible to prolong the withholding period compared to EU 2091/91 but not for milk and eggs. The list of treatments which are stated to have no withholding periods are substances which are seen to not make any residues or other problems, and they are not classified as allopathic medicines.

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
Ecological principle
ID Code:1141
Deposited On:05 Oct 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:01

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