Legal and illegal drug use in small ruminants

  • Virginia Fajt Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843
Keywords: drug decision-making, extralabel drug use, compounding, drug regulations


Some small ruminant species (sheep, goats, and cervids) are considered food animals by the U.S. federal government. Im­portant laws and regulations that govern selection and use of drugs in these species include the FFDCA and AMDUCA, which outline the definition of a drug, the drug approval process, and extralabel use of drugs in animals. The critical components of these laws and regulations are outlined along with some poten­tial use scenarios to aid in application to drug selection and use.

AASRP Small Ruminants Sessions