OFA supports the proposed repeal of the Livestock Medicines Act and replacement with a streamlined regulation under the Animal Health Act, 2009. This proposal will continue the sale of designated livestock medicines in the approximately 500 licensed Livestock Medicines Outlets (LMOs) in Ontario. OFA recommends that the new regulation also allow the LMOs to sell and dispense medically-important antimicrobials with a valid veterinary prescription. OFA also recommends that the new regulation include all sectors that utilize livestock medicines, including beekeeping and aquaculture. Allowing LMOs to continue selling livestock medicines will ensure Ontario’s livestock producers have timely access to medications needed to maintain animal health and welfare.
Submissions & Correspondence
OFA submission regarding proposed Animal Health Act regulations
Updated: March 15, 2019