This December, you’ll need a prescription to buy virtually any livestock antibiotic

Note: Updated version published here September 10, 2018. If you haven’t done so already, the first few months of 2018 would be an excellent time to develop a relationship with a beef veterinarian. Download: 2-page printer-friendly handout [PDF] Starting late in 2018, Health Canada is introducing a couple of important changes affecting the way animal antibiotic products can be accessed by producers. And having an established Veterinary-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR) will be an important part of a smooth transition. (see sidebar below) The key point is, starting Dec. 1, 2018, all livestock producers will need a prescription from a licenced veterinarian, … Continue reading This December, you’ll need a prescription to buy virtually any livestock antibiotic