United Kingdom – Government not to go ahead with the VMD plan

Government has decided not to go ahead with the Veterinary Medicines Directorate's plan to outlaw advertising of antimicrobials to pig producers and other professional livestock keepers. In light of the comments received Ministers have decided not to proceed with this proposal at this time.
Monday 3 January 2011 (7 years 9 months 19 days ago)
Like
Government has decided not to go ahead with the Veterinary Medicines Directorate's plan to outlaw advertising of antimicrobials to pig producers and other professional livestock keepers. In light of the comments received Ministers have decided not to proceed with this proposal at this time.

This was a controversial proposal which raised a strong response, in particular from the agricultural press and the farming community. 42 responses were received regarding this proposal.

33 consultees objected to the proposal. The agricultural press ran a campaign against the proposal and indicated that this change to the VMR would lead to a loss of revenue and consequent reduction of information passed to the farming industry. Farmers and farming organisations, individual veterinary surgeons and the pharmaceutical industry considered that the change would have a negative #303209 2
effect on farmers’ ability to maintain their knowledge and awareness of animal health and welfare issues.

9 consultees supported or partially supported the proposal. Support came from the Soil Association and various veterinary and pharmacy associations. Overall, these consultees considered that a ban on advertising of antimicrobials to farmers would be beneficial and would reduce the pressure on veterinary surgeons to prescribe antimicrobials unnecessarily.

http://www.vmd.gov.uk/Publications/Consultations/Summary_VMR_2010_consultation.pdf

Swine news

Russia: Positive balance of the agricultural sector in 201607-Jun-2017 1 years 4 months 15 days ago

Article Comments

This area is not intended to be a place to consult authors about their articles, but rather a place for open discussion among pig333.com users.
Leave a new Comment

Access restricted to 333 users. In order to post a comment you must be logged in.

Not a registered user of 333?sign upand access swine prices, the search engine, ...
It is fast and free
Are you registered in 333?LOGINIf you've forgotten your password we'll send it to you here

tags

Swine News

Swine industry news in your email

You are not subscribed to this list

19-Oct-201812-Oct-201805-Oct-201828-Sep-2018

Log in and sign up on the list

Not a registered user of 333?sign upand access swine prices, the search engine, ...
It is fast and free
Are you registered in 333?LOGINIf you've forgotten your password we'll send it to you here