What categories of medicines can be supplied to and used by horse keepers?
Prescription Only Medicine – Veterinarian (POM-V): Can only be supplied by a veterinary surgeon or a pharmacist in accordance with a prescription from a veterinary surgeon.
Prescription Only Medicine – Veterinarian, Pharmacist, Suitably Qualified Person (POM-VPS): Can only be supplied by a veterinary surgeon, pharmacist or suitably qualified person in accordance with a prescription from one of those persons. (NFA-VPS – Not applicable to horses as horses are considered food producing species)
Authorised Veterinary Medicine – General Sales List (AVM -GSL): There are no restrictions on the supply of AVM – GSL products.
More information can be found from DEFRA.