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Veterinary prescriptions
Protocol for medicated feedstuffs
  1. Keith Warner
  1. President, BVPA, Minster Veterinary Practice, Herriot House, Howton, Herefordshire HR2 0BG
  1. e-mail: keith.warner{at}

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LAST November, I attended a meeting at the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) to discuss the prescription of medications into farmed animal feed, via the medicated feedingstuffs prescription (MFSp).

Current protocol, in many cases, is that the farmer contacts their feed supplier requesting medication to be added to feed. The feed supplier then contacts the farmer's named veterinary surgeon to request an MFSp, …

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