Re­vised book on Na­tional Vet­eri­nary Drug For­mu­lary launched

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In or­der To pro­vide rel­e­vant in­for­ma­tion on var­i­ous types of vet­eri­nary drugs cur­rently used in Bhutan, the third edi­tion of the Na­tional Vet­eri­nary Drug For­mu­lary was launched at the Na­tional Cen­tre for An­i­mal Health (NCAH) in Ser­bithang last Wed­nes­day. The min­is­ter for agri­cul­ture and forests Ly­onpo Yeshi Dorji graced the launch­ing cer­e­mony.

The for­mu­lary will serve as a use­ful source of in­for­ma­tion for all com­pe­tent pro­fes­sion­als un­der the Depart­ment of Live­stock and aca­demic in­sti­tu­tions pur­su­ing vet­eri­nary pro­fes­sion in the country. It cov­ers class, ac­tion, in­di­ca­tions, dosage and phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal pre­cau­tions to be con­sid­ered dur­ing use. The drugs have been clas­si­fied ac­cord­ing to the phar­ma­co­log­i­cal groups for easy ref­er­ence.

The book also con­tains the list of phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pa­nies and sup­pli­ers deal­ing with vet­eri­nary medicines, vac­cines and equip­ment in Bhutan, newly in­cluded vet­eri­nary medicine and oint­ments. It fur­ther in­cludes medicines for poul­try, wild life and aquatic in or­der to stream­line the pro­cure­ment, us­age and mon­i­tor­ing sys­tem. The book is in line with the Bhutan Na­tional For­mu­lary pub­lished by the Drug Reg­u­la­tory Au­thor­ity.

Ac­cord­ing o NCAH, the book will be a guide for ra­tio­nal and ap­pro­pri­ate use of vet­eri­nary medicines to achieve the best ther­a­peu­tic out­comes in an­i­mals.

In ad­di­tion to FMD Plan and Drug For­mu­lary, the min­is­ter also launched the on­line vet­eri­nary in­for­ma­tion sys­tem (VIS) and pet reg­is­tra­tion data­base.

VIS will man­age monthly an­i­mal health reports of all cen­tres such as clin­i­cal cases, de­worm­ing, ec­topar­a­sites, vac­ci­na­tion and ster­il­iza­tion. It has a report gen­er­at­ing fea­tures to help pre­pare a re­li­able pol­icy de­ci­sion on an­i­mal health. It was de­vel­oped by NCAH in con­sul­ta­tion with vets and field col­leagues.

The pet data­base will keep track of the pet an­i­mals reg­is­tered and treated across the country as well as mon­i­tor their move­ment. It is well syn­chro­nized with the pet reg­is­tra­tion book­let and is ex­pected to en­cour­age pet cul­ture and re­spon­si­ble own­er­ship among peo­ple. The data­base will also help to plan and come up with re­li­able dis­ease pre­ven­tion and con­trol pro­grams for pets.

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