The drugs manufactured by Intervet International B.V. were sold under a label printed in a foreign language. However, this drug wasn’t authorized for sale on the Russian market. According to the press service of the Rosselkhoznadzor, there are no official records of the drug being imported into the country.
The service warned that consuming a fake drug may be unsafe for the pet’s health. “In cases where the rabies virus vaccine is involved, it may be unsafe for the pet owner as well,” the service said in a statement.
The Rosselkhoznadzor’s officials underlined that the import and sale of such animal health products are unacceptable. “Importation and sale of counterfeit medicines in Russia are considered crimes and carry substantial penalties,” said the service.
The Rosselkhoznadzor urged the public to report vaccines sold under a label printed in a foreign language.