Animal Remedies Amendment Regulations 1998

  • revoked
  • Animal Remedies Amendment Regulations 1998: revoked, on 6 November 2008, pursuant to clause 3 of the Regulations Revocation Order 2008 (SR 2008/367).

Reprint
as at 6 November 2008

Animal Remedies Amendment Regulations 1998

(SR 1998/435)

  • Animal Remedies Amendment Regulations 1998: revoked, on 6 November 2008, pursuant to clause 3 of the Regulations Revocation Order 2008 (SR 2008/367).


Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this eprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this eprint, together with other explanatory material about this eprint.

These regulations are administered in the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.


PURSUANT to section 65 of the Animal Remedies Act 1967, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting by and with the advice and consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

1 Title and commencement
  • (1) These regulations may be cited as the Animal Remedies Amendment Regulations 1998, and are part of the Animal Remedies Regulations 19801 (the principal regulations).

    (2) These regulations come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette.

2 Restrictions on supply and use of specified animal remedies
  • The principal regulations are amended by revoking regulation 36, and substituting the following regulation:

    36
    • (1) No person may supply or use any animal remedy that contains a prescription medicine (within the meaning of the Medicines Act 1981) or a prescription animal remedy, or a biochemical substance, except—

      • (a) Under a prescription from a veterinary surgeon; or

      • (b) Where the prescription medicine or prescription animal remedy or biochemical substance is one specified in the first column of Part A of the Second Schedule and the prescription medicine or prescription animal remedy or biochemical substance is administered to the type of animal, within the maximum dosage, during the period, for the purpose, and subject to the limitations, specified in the second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth columns of that Part of that schedule.

      (2) No veterinary surgeon may prescribe an animal remedy containing a hormone for the purposes of growth promotion, except where the hormone is one specified in the first column of Part B of the Second Schedule and the hormone is administered to the type of animal, within the maximum dosage, during the period, for the purpose, and subject to the limitations, specified in the second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth columns of that Part of that schedule.

      (3) A person who supplies or uses any animal remedy in contravention of subclause (1), and a veterinary surgeon who prescribes an animal remedy in contravention of subclause (2), commits an offence.

      (4) The maximum penalty on conviction of an offence against subclause (3) is a fine of $200.

3 New Schedule 2 substituted
  • The principal regulations are amended by revoking Schedule 2, and substituting the schedule set out in the Schedule of these regulations.


Schedule
New Schedule 2 substituted in principal regulations

Reg 3

SECOND SCHEDULE
SUBSTANCES TO WHICH RESTRICTIONS ON DISPENSING AND PRESCRIBING APPLY
PART A
All antibiotics are available only on veterinary prescription, except the following:
AntibioticAnimal speciesUse levelDirection of medicationClaimLimitations to be shown on label
AvilamycinChicken (broilers)2.5 - 15 ppmNo restrictionIncreased rate of weight gain and feed efficiency  
 Pigs (growers and finishers)10-40 ppmFeeding period growers (20 kg-50 kg) and finishers (50 kg slaughter)Increased rate of weight gain and improved feed efficiency  
Bacitracin and Zinc BacitracinDomestic fowl and turkeys,Up to 20 ppmThroughout lifeGrowth promotion  
 Domestic fowl and turkeysUp to 100 ppmUp to 10 days under stress conditionsTreatment of stress and improved egg production  
 PigsUp to 20 ppmAll agesGrowth promotion and feed conversion  
 PigsUp to 100 ppmFirst 8 weeksTreatment of stress  
 CalvesUp to 100 ppmUp to 12 weeksGrowth promotion and feed conversion  
FlavomycinDomestic fowl and turkeysUp to 50 ppmThroughout lifeGrowth promotion and improved feed conversion  
 PigsUp to 75 ppmThroughout lifeAs above  
 CalvesUp to 75 ppmUp to 12 weeks of age   
Hygromycin BPigs8-12 ppmContinuouslyControl of large round worms, nodule worms and whip worms in pigs (Ascaris, Oesophago stomum, and Trichuris)Medication to be withdrawn 48 hours before slaughter
 Domestic fowl8-12 to ppmContinuouslyControl of large round worms, caecal worms and capillary worms in chickens (Ascaridia galli, Heterakis gallinae, and Capillaris spp)As above
KitasmycinChickens55-110 ppm in feedContinuouslyGrowth promotion  
  250-1000 ppm in drinking waterContinuously for 1-5 daysPrevention of CRD  
 Pigs55-100 ppm in feedContinuouslyGrowth promotion  
  50-100 ppm in drinking waterContinuously for 1-5 daysPrevention of swine dysentery  
MoneosinChickens120 ppmContinuouslyAs an aid in the prevention of coccidiosis caused by E. necatrix, E. tenella, E. acervulina, E. brunetti, E. nivati, and E. maximaNot to be fed to laying domestic fowl
 Goats5-20 ppm in feedContinuouslyAs an aid in the control of coccidiosis caused by E. arloingiNot to be used in lactating goats producing milk for human consumption
 Sheep5-20 ppm in feedContinuouslyAs an aid in the control of coccidiosis caused by E. ninakohlyakimovae, E. ahsata, E. faurei, E. parva, E. intricata, and E. pallidataNot to be used in lactating sheep producing milk for human consumption
 Cattle10-33 ppm in feedContinuouslyTo improve feed efficiency, weight gain, earlier onset of first oestrus, and as an aid in the prevention and control of coccidiosis caused by E. bovis and E. zueruniNil
NifursolDomestic fowls and turkeysUp to 75 ppmContinuouslyPrevention of blackhead growth promotionMedication to be withdrawn 48 hours before slaughter
NihydrazoneDomestic fowls and turkeys100 ppmUp to 14 weeksPrevention of coccidiosisDo not feed to chickens over 14 weeks
NitrovinChickens and turkey poultsUp to 20 ppmUp to 10 weeksGrowth promotion and improve feed conversionMedication to be withdrawn 48 hours before slaughter
 PigsUp to 20 ppmTo market weightGrowth promotion and improve feed conversionAs above
Penicillin in any base which is biologically eliminatedSheepUp to 1 000 000 Units1-3 daysFor the treatment of animal diseaseTreated animals not to be slaughtered for human consumption within 30 days of the last injection
 CattleUp to 5 000 000 units1-3 daysFor the treatment of animal diseaseAs above
Penicillin mastitis preparations in cerate or other formCattleUp to 100 000 unitsUp to 3 daysFor the treatment of mastitisMilk to be withheld from main supply for a period of 96 hours or 8 milkings unless satisfactory evidence can be produced to show that milk contains less than 0.05 unit/ml in less than this time
Sodium salinomycinChickens60 ppmContinuouslyPrevention of coccidiosisWithdraw 24 hours before slaughter Not to be used in conjunction with Tiamulin or other anti-coccidials
 Pigs25 ppm in feedContinuouslyGrowth promotion and improved feed conversion and finisher pigsNot to be used in conjunction with Tiamulin
Sodium sulphadimidineDomestic fowls turkeysUp to 0.05% in the drinking waterAs set out in the label or packing slipTreatment of coccidiosis  
Sodium sulphaquinoxalineDomestic fowls, turkeys and game birdsUp to a final concentration in the water of 0.05%approximatelyAs set out on the label or packing slip 3:2:3 schedulePrevention and treatment of coccidiosisMedication to be withdrawn 10 days before slaughter Not to be fed to laying birds
Tiamulin hydrogen fumarateChickensUp to 250 ppm in drinking waterContinuously for 3-5 daysTreatment of CRDWithdraw 3 days before slaughter Not for use with Monensin or Salinomycin
  25 ppm in drinking waterContinuouslyGrowth promotion and improved feed conversionWithdraw 3 days before slaughter
 Pigs25 ppm as a premixContinuouslyGrowth promotion and improved feed conversionWithdraw 5 days before slaughter
TylosinChickens and turkey poults800-1000 ppmFor 5 days after hatching Repeat for 2 days at 3 to 5 weeks of ageAid in the control of CRD  
 Chickens0.5 g of Tylosin base per litre of waterFirst 3 days of life and for 24 hours at 4 weeks of age, 2 days at 9 weeks, 2 days at 16 weeks, 2 days at 2O weeks, 2 days at 24 weeks, or when birds are housed. Up to 5 days at above levels of treatmentAid in the prevention and Treatment of CRD  
 Turkey poults0.5 g of Tylosin base per litre of waterFirst 5 days of life and for 24 hours at 4 weeks Treatment as for chickens   
 Pigs10-110 ppmContinuouslyGrowth promotion and feed conversion  
 Calves40 ppmContinuously up to 12 weeksFor use in milk replacers  
Tylosin (tartrate injectable)Chickens6.25-12.5 mg per birdOnce and repeat if necessary within 1 weekFor the treatment of CRD in chickens  
 Turkey poults6.25-12.5 mg per birdDirectly into each sinus Repeat in 10 days it necessaryFor treatment of sinusitis  
VirginiamycinDomestic fowlsUp to 80 ppmFrom day-old until marketingGrowth promotion and improved feed conversion  
 Turkeys, pigs, and rabbitsUp to 20 ppmFrom day-old until marketingGrowth promotion and improved food conversionNot to be fed to pigs over 45 kg live-weight
PART B
A veterinary surgeon must not prescribe a hormone for the purpose of growth promotion, except the following:
HormoneAnimal speciesUse levelDirection of medicationClaimLimitations to be shown on labels
Oestradiol benzoateCattleUp to 45 mg implantAs per approved labelGrowth promotion and improved feed conversionNot for use in cattle producing milk for human consumption. Use of this product in species other than cattle is strictly prohibited. For food safety reasons, cattle must be implanted only under the skin of their ears. Treated cattle must be identified at the time of implantation, and remain so identified for the rest of their lives with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry sanctioned means of identification. Removal of this identification is strictly prohibited. Use of this means of identification for any other purpose is strictly prohibited. Subsequent purchasers of stock must be informed of the above requirements. All users must read and abide by their obligations in the accompanying Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry leaflet
Oestradiol 17-betaCattleUp to 45 mg per implantAs per approved labelGrowth promotion and improved feed conversionNot for use in cattle producing milk for human consumption. Use of this product in species other than cattle is strictly prohibited. For food safety reasons, cattle must be implanted only under the skin of their ears. Treated cattle must be identified at the time of implantation, and remain so identified for the rest of their lives with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry sanctioned means of identification. Removal of this identification is strictly prohibited. Use of this means of identification for any other purpose is strictly prohibited. Subsequent purchasers of stock must be informed of the above requirements. All users must read and abide by their obligations in the accompanying Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry leaflet
ProgesteroneSuckling calvesUp to 100 mg implantAs per approved labelGrowth promotion and improved feed conversionNot for use in cattle producing milk for human consumption. Use of this product in species other than cattle is strictly prohibited. For food safety reasons, cattle must be implanted only under the skin of their ears. Treated cattle must be identified at the time of implantation, and remain so identified for the rest of their lives with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry sanctioned means of identification. Removal of this identification is strictly prohibited. Use of this means of identification for any other purpose is strictly prohibited. Subsequent purchasers of stock must be informed of the above requirements. All users must read and abide by their obligations in the accompanying Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry leaflet
 CattleUp to 200 mg per implantAs per approved labelGrowth promotion and improved feed conversionAs above
Testo-sterone propionateCattle (female)Up to 200 mg per implantAs per approved labelGrowth promotion and improved feed conversionNot for use on cattle producing milk for human consumption. Use of this product in species other than cattle is strictly prohibited. For food safety reasons, cattle must be implanted only under the skin of their ears. Treated cattle must be identified at the time of implantation, and remain so identified for the rest their lives with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry sanctioned means of identification. Removal of this identification is strictly prohibited. Use of this means of identification for any other purpose is strictly prohibited. Subsequent purchasers of stock must be informed of the above requirements. All users must read and abide by their obligations in the accompanying Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry leaflet.
Trenbolone acetateCattleUp to 200 mg per implantAs per approved labelGrowth promotion and improved feed conversionNot for use in cattle producing milk for human consumption. Use of this product in species other than cattle is strictly prohibited. For food safety reasons, cattle must be implanted only under the skin of their ears. Treated cattle must be identified at the time of implantation, and remain so identified for the rest of their lives with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry sanctioned means of identification. Removal of this identification is strictly prohibited. Use of this means of identification for any other purpose is strictly prohibited. Subsequent purchasers of stock must be informed of the above requirements. All users must read and abide by their obligations in the accompanying Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry leaflet
ZeranolCattleUp to 36 mg per implantAs per approved labelGrowth promotion and improved feed conversionNot for use in cattle producing milk for human consumption. Removal of this identification is strictly prohibited. Use of this product in species other than cattle is strictly prohibited. For food safety reasons, cattle must be implanted only under the skin of their cars. Treated cattle must be identified at the time of implantation, and remain so identified for the rest of their lives with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry sanctioned means of identification. Use of this means of identification for any other purpose is strictly prohibited. Subsequent purchasers of stock must be informed of the above requirements. All users must read and abide by their obligations in the accompanying Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry leaflet

MARIE SHROFF,

Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on the 28th day after the date of their notification in the Gazette, amend the Animal Remedies Regulations 1980.

They establish requirements under which licensed animal remedies that are hormonal growth promotants (HGP's) can be prescribed and used in New Zealand.

The regulations also clearly distinguish between the use of biochemical substances that are not HGPs and the use of hormones for growth promotion purposes.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 10 December 1998.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2About this eprint

  • 3List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is an eprint of the Animal Remedies Amendment Regulations 1998. It incorporates all the amendments to the regulations as at 6 November 2008. The list of amendments at the end of these notes specifies all the amendments incorporated into this eprint since 3 September 2007. Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions are also included, after the Principal enactment, in chronological order.

2 About this eprint
  • This eprint has not been officialised. For more information about officialisation, please see Making online legislation official under Status of legislation on this site in the About section of this website.

3 List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)
  • Regulations Revocation Order 2008 (SR 2008/367): clause 3


  • 1 SR 1980/145