Farmers and vets are being urged by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) to increase their reporting of adverse reactions, or lack of efficacy, attached to the use of veterinary medicines.
According to the National Pig Association (NPA), which is backing the call, the VMD “struggles” to persuade producers and vets to report such cases.
As a result, the NPA is lending its voice in support of the VMD request, adding that reporting suspected vaccine failures helps to improve the safe and effective use of veterinary medicines.
Suspected failures can be reported online.
The VMD is looking for four items of basic information:
- The name of the product which you think caused the adverse reaction or lack of efficacy.
- The animal(s) or person(s) in which the adverse reaction or lack of efficacy occurred.
- The signs observed of the adverse reaction or lack of efficacy that is suspected.
- Contact details of the “reporter” of the adverse reaction or lack of efficacy.