The holder of a license for the supply of veterinary medicines
may under certain conditions supply veterinary medicines to
The prescription requirement applies if the following are
- deworming agents (anthelmintics);
- agents against parasites (antiparasitics);
- antifungal agents (antimycotics);
- non-steroidal pain, fever and inflammation
which are intended for use in a food-producing animal (such as
cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens or horses). An animal owner
should first of all request a prescription from the vet and then
hand this over to you.
The above-mentioned veterinary medicines fall under the
category PO (Prescription only).
The other (non-channelled) veterinary medicines, such as
vitamins, antidiarrhoea agents, drip fluids against milk fever,
mucous dissolvers, herbal medicinal products, iron injections for
piglets and calves, disinfectants and similar, may continue to be
supplied without a prescription.
Which veterinary medicines fall under the prescription
requirement can be found on the website in the
database veterinary medicines.
On 13 September 2011, the Veterinary Appeals Board gave its
first judgements regarding the writing of
prescriptions for PO medicines. The veterinarian must acquaint
himself with the place where and circumstances under which the
animals are kept, by paying at least one visit per year. The
findings are to be taken down in a verifiable report and an
efficient treatment plan.