Substances Not Permitted for use on Food-Producing Animals in Australia

The following substances are not permitted for use on food-producing animals in Australia:

  • Carbadox
  • Chloramphenicol
  • Clenbuterol (except for tocolysis as per APVMA approved label)
  • Diethylstilboestrol and related compounds (hexoestrol, dienoestrol)
  • Nitrofurans (including furazolidone and nitrofurazone)
  • Nitroimidazoles (except dimetridazole for use on birds not intended for human consumption and breeders as per APVMA approved label)
  • Phenylbutazone
  • Salbutamol
  • Thyrostats (e.g. Thiouracil)

Contact the Veterinary product coordinator

Veterinary Products, Active Constituents and Permits

  • Applications for new products and variations to existing registered products
  • Application fees, registration requirements and guidelines
  • Approval of active constituents and chemistry requirements
  • Permits for off-label minor uses, research purposes or emergency situations

Phone: +61 2 6210 4789

Fax: +61 2 6210 4741


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