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Veterinary Medicines
More microbiological information for licensed live vaccines
  1. Beverley C Millar, clinical microbiologist and
  2. John E Moore, professor
  1. Northern Ireland Public Health Laboratory, Corry Building, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast BT9 7AD
  1. email: jemoore{at}

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The summary of product characteristics (SPC) is an important document that supplies key information for vets on how to use veterinary medicinal products safely and effectively. The marketing authorisation holder is responsible for the SPC and product literature of an authorised veterinary medicinal product, as set out in the marketing authorisation, and where the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) approves the SPC.

A recent product search of the VMD’s product information database1 under the therapeutic group ‘live bacterial vaccine’, …

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