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Vladimir Putin signed into law a new bill on control of antibiotic use in livestock production

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law a bill which aims to ban the use of antimicrobials including antibiotics in animal feed without a veterinary prescription, specific prescription requirements, as well as provided that the manufacturer does not have a license to produce pharmaceutical drugs.

Vladimir Putin signed into law a new bill on control of antibiotic use in livestock production
kremlin.ru

The new law will come into force from March 1, 2023.

The document was published in the legal information section on the official website and is seeking to amend the federal legislation "On Veterinary Medicine" and "On Circulation of Medicinal Drugs."

Current law states that the organizations engaged in breeding, farming and keeping of animals must not add antimicrobials for veterinary use in feed without a veterinary prescription or specific prescription requirements.

It is planned that the veterinary prescriptions for animal drugs will be issued via the federal electronic veterinary information system VetIS by Rosselkhoznadzor. The document says that the veterinary prescriptions can be downloaded online.

The document adds that the veterinary prescriptions must only be written by veterinary specialists.  

Prescription drug list including antimicrobials, as well as prescription requirements and drug prescription forms will be approved by the Russian Ministry of Agriculture in the near future.

The new law has been developed within the framework of the Strategy to Prevent the Spread of Antimicrobial Resistance in Russia. The strategy is to be implemented through 2030.

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Livestock, 11 Jan 2022 17:12
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