September 26, 2023


The Pet Expert

WSAVA launches audit of ‘important medicines’ listing

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The WSAVA has introduced plans for an open audit of its important medicines listing for cats and canine, and is urging vets and different stakeholders to participate.

The method is because of get underway Monday 9 January, forward of the anticipated launch of a revised model later this 12 months.

The information, believed to be a world first, was launched three years in the past with the purpose of serving to to scale back world inequalities in accessing veterinary medicines.

Key merchandise

The problem was a key merchandise on the agenda on the affiliation’s congress in Lima in October and Paulo Steagall, who co-chairs the WSAVA’s Therapeutic Tips Group, mentioned it had already proved an essential advance within the space.

He mentioned: “We all know that it’s already supporting regulatory decision-making round licensing, registration and approval, in addition to helping with pharmacovigilance.

“Because it was launched in 2020, it’s now time for its three-yearly assessment and, for this, we’re calling on the worldwide veterinary neighborhood to assist us in order that we will be sure that the doc fulfils its objective of changing into a key component of the regulatory framework and a great tool to make sure entry to veterinary medicines globally.”


Dr Steagall added: “We’re eager to listen to from veterinarians, from trade and from all different stakeholders with their ideas and feedback as to what the core and complementary medicines for treating essentially the most frequent and essential ailments in small animal companion medication ought to be.

“This may be sure that the 2023 version of the WSAVA Important Medicines Record for Cats and Canine is absolutely updated once we launch it later within the 12 months.”

The information lists each core and complementary medicines, both by drug class or organ system or speciality, and may be downloaded from the WSAVA website.

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