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Veterinary treatment, alllopathic products - US NOP 2002

Huber, Beate (2006) Veterinary treatment, alllopathic products - US NOP 2002. [Organic rules - Differences between other regulations/standards and EEC No 2092/91]

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§ 205.238 Livestock health care practice standard. (b) When preventive practices and veterinary biologics are inadequate to prevent sickness, a producer may administer synthetic medications: Provided, that, such medications are allowed under § 205.603. (c) The producer of an organic livestock operation must not: - label as organic any animal or edible product derived from any animal treated with antibiotics, any substance not allowed under § 205.603 or any nonsynthetic substance prohibited in § 205.604. - Administer any animal drug other than vaccinations, in the absence of illness; - Withhold medical treatment from a sick animal in an effort to preserve its organic status.


According to US only those animal drugs listed in under § 205.603 may be applied whereas EU Regulation 2092/91 allows administering chemically-synthesised allopathic veterinary medicinal products or antibiotics provided that other measures are not effective and the withdrawal period is duplicated. US require animals treated with antibiotics or any substances not listed in the positive list to be sold as conventional. US prohibit parasiticides for slaughter stock and sets specific restrictions for their use on dairy and breeder stock. EU does neither prohibit parasiticides for slaughter stock nor set other restrictions on their use.


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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
Animal husbandry > Animal health management
Principles:Principle of care
Principle of health
ID Code:782
Deposited On:06 Mar 2006
Last Modified:16 Apr 2010 13:00

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