Can I use a veterinary medicine bought for another species in a horse, or for another reason?
An authorised medicine must only be used for the species and specific purpose indicated on the labelling except under the direction of your veterinary surgeon. Only a veterinary surgeon can prescribe a product for use under the ‘cascade’ and this is done to address the lack of availability of an authorised product to treat a particular condition. You should be asked for your informed consent under these circumstances. Once prescribed, the product can be purchased from the prescribing veterinary surgeon or from a different veterinary surgeon or a pharmacist including through the internet on presentation of a written prescription.
Any medicine supplied and used in horses under the ‘cascade’ must be dispensed in accordance’s with the Veterinary Medicines Regulations.