Organic Rules and Certification

Veterinary treatment, allopathic products, treatment frequency - UK Compendium 2005

Padel, Susanne and Lowman, Steve (2005) Veterinary treatment, allopathic products, treatment frequency - UK Compendium 2005. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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Summary

After more than three courses of treatment involving chemically synthesised allopathic veterinary medicines, or more than one course for an animal with a productive lifecycle of less than one year, an animal will need to go through a complete organic conversion period in order for its products to be sold as organic. However, this rule does not apply to vaccinations, parasite treatments, and compulsory treatments.

Difference

An additional interpretive note in the UK Compendium makes clear that a course of treatment includes all treatments given for a particular disease episode. The EU Regulation 2092/91 is more general.

Justification

The EU Regulation could possibly be interpreted more strictly than it is by DEFRA, and the interpretive note removes any doubt about the interpretation.

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 > UK > Governmental regulation
Principles:Principle of health
ID Code:138
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:27 Oct 2005
Last Modified:24 Nov 2008 08:18

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