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Veterinary treatment, allopathic products, treatment frequency - Nature et Progres Standards 2002

Leroux, Juliette (2005) Veterinary treatment, allopathic products, treatment frequency - Nature et Progres Standards 2002. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

The number of treatments allowed with chemically synthetised veterinary medicines (including teatments for parasites and vaccinations) varies from one species to another and is strictly limited. For example poultry may have none, while pigs can have one.

Difference

Nature et Progr├Ęs standards give a low maximum number of chemically synthetised allopathic treatments, including parasite-treatments and vaccinations, for each species. EU Regulation 2092/91 limits chemically synthetised allopathic treatments to 3 a year (or 1 if the animal lives less than a year) for every species and puts no limit on the number of chemically synthetised allopathic treatments for parasites.

Justification

Chemically synthetised allopathic treatment should be restricted if possible. Treatments for parasites should not be systematically applied, because systematic allopathic treatments are not consistent with organic farming principles. The prevention of parasite problems is encouraged. Systematic vaccinations can make the immune system of animals more fragile and then raise the use of allopathic treatments.

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 > France > Nature et Progres
Principles:Principle of fairness
Principle of health
ID Code:117
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:24 Oct 2005
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 08:46

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