Change of Distribution Category : Startect Dual Active Oral Solution for Sheep

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has agreed to a request from the Marketing Authorisation Holder Zoetis UK Limited to change the legal distribution category of this anthelmintic (i.e wormer) for sheep.

The legal distribution category of this product was changed from POM-V to POM-VPS on the 24th August 2017. This means that pharmacists and suitably qualified persons (SQPs), as well as vets, are now legally permitted to prescribe this anthelmintic.

Prescribers should contact Zoetis UK Limited if they require more information regarding the availability of this product.

Increasing the availability of this anthelmintic should help it to be incorporated into strategic worm control programmes on farms in line with best practice guidance on worm control.