Rising Importance of Animal Medicines

Animals, like humans, are prone to illness and need medicine to treat and prevent disease. From indoors-only pets to free-range chickens, all animals benefit from today’s veterinary medicines. Better animal health is an important part of animal welfare. On average, the world spends only about one-fortieth of the amount it devotes to human medicines on […]

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Regulatory Approval Process for Veterinary Drugs

Similar to the human pharmaceutical industry, innovation is essential to the existence of animal health companies. The development of new vet drugs takes 5–15 yrs and more than US$100 million is needed to advance an animal health drug from initial concept to market. The current total Indian animal health market is just 1/100th of world […]

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FDA Regulations for export of Veterinary Products

Overview The FDA verifies/ enforces certain requirements of animal and veterinary products at the time they are imported or offered for import into the United States. The products include animal food and feed, pet food, animal drugs, medicated feed, and veterinary devices. The Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is the FDA centre responsible for overseeing […]

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Minor Use/Minor Species Drugs

“Minor Use” drugs are for intended uses in major species (horses, dogs, cats, cattle, pigs, turkeys, and chickens) for diseases that occur infrequently or in limited geographic areas and in only a small number of animals annually. “Minor Species” are all animals other than humans that are not one of the major species. They include animals such […]

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