Ethiopian Veterinary Drug and Feed Administration
Veterinary Drug and Animal Feed Administration and Control Authority is established under the regulation number 272/2012. The authorVeterinary Drug and Animal Feed Administration and Control Authority is established under the regulation number 272/2012. The authority started working June 2013.ity started working June 2013.
The Authority shall have the powers and duties to:
prepare and submit to the competent organ standards for the safety, efficacy and quality of veterinary drugs and the safety and quality of feed and feed additives and, upon approval, follow up the implementation and observance of same;
set standards of competence for persons to engage in veterinary drug or feed trade; issue certificates of competence to those referred to in sub-article(2)(b) of Article 3 of this proclamation; and renew, suspend or revoke certificates in accordance with this proclamation and regulations and directives issued hereunder;
evaluate and register veterinary drugs and feed additives to be produced in the country or imported; and renew, suspend or revoke a registration in accordance with this proclamation and regulations and directives issued hereunder;
prepare list of veterinary drugs and feed additives for the country, structure the drugs and feed additives in the list in to different categories, revise the list whenever necessary;
formulate policies and legislation governing veterinary drugs and feed and, upon approval by the government, follow up their implementation
promote and strength the veterinary drug and animal feed sector by monitoring domestic and foreign new scientific inventions and adapting them to the country's specific conditions;
evaluate laboratory and clinical studies in order to ensure the safety, efficacy and quality of traditional veterinary drugs; and authorize the use of traditional veterinary drugs in the veterinary service;
serve as veterinary drug and feed information center; disseminate veterinary drug and feed information center; disseminate veterinary drug and feed information to professionals and the public; ensure the accuracy and relevance of information disseminate by others; and prohibit dissemination of ambiguous or erroneous information;
authorize the conducting of clinical trial of veterinary drugs and monitor the process;
monitor and regulate narcotic and psychotropic drugs used in veterinary practice, and report same to the Ethiopian food, Medicine and Health care Administration and Control Authority:
Organize quality control laboratories required to carry out its duties;
provide training for the appropriate organs in handling and utilization of veterinary drugs and feed;
register and regulate substances and mixtures used, in accordance with Article 2(2) of this Proclamation, for treatment of animal external parasites and controlling animal disease transmitting vectors; and report same to the organ empowered under Proclamation No. 674/2010; the detail implementation shall be in accordance with the regulation to be issued.