Current initiatives

Recent work and achievements of AHDA has included the following.

  • Introduced compulsory CPD on anthelmintics for farm animal RAMA (SQPs)
  • Worked with an industry team to produce OP Sheep Dip code of practice.
  • Representation on RUMA Board and new RUMA Companion Animal & Equine group
  • Strengthening role of RAMA (SQP) through enhancing responsible prescribing
  • Representation on CANTER equine anthelmintic organisation
  • Gave evidence to House of Lords sub committee to defend future product availability in Northern Ireland.
  • Increasing focus with others around vet meds impacts on the environment.
  • With industry looking at ways of safe disposal of part used medicines and containers.
  • Working with the VMD to introduce a written justification for verbal prescriptions.