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Order No. 1226 on veterinary use, administration and prescription of drugs for animals.

Type of law

This Order sets regulations with regard to storage, use, dispensing and prescribing medicine for animals. It provides also authorized veterinarians the necessary restrictions for medicine and unauthorized substances as well as prohibition of using certain hormones on animals. For treating animals it is required to use medicine regulated and authorized by the Danish Health Authority in accordance with rules laid down by the Council of the European Union.
The Order consists of 14 Chapters and 3 Appendices: Scope and definitions (1); Authorized medicine foor animals (2); Prohibition and restriction of use of certain hormones (3); Medicine for animals reserved for veterinary use (4); Administration of drugs for animals (5); Application, dispensing and prescribing of prescription drugs (6); Application, dispensing and prescribing of prescription anti-parasitic drugs (7); Preventive treatment with prescription (8); Re-prescription of prescription drugs (9); Treatment of horses with drugs with no maximum limit value (10); Retention periods (11); Veterinary records, authorization and reporting to Vetstat (12); Veterinary procurements, storage, use, dispensation and prescription of prescription drugs for animals (13); Penalties and entry into force (14).
Appendix 1 - Codes for the use in reporting to VetStat (art. 40, sect. 1, No. 6-8).
Appendix 2 - List of extemporaneous medicinal products (art. 4, sect. 1, point 3).
Appendix 3 - List of prohibited substances.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
5 November 2015.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse om dyrl gers anvendelse, udlevering og ordinering af l gemidler til dyr.