Animal medicine seizure notice: Product stopped at Heathrow Airport June 2022


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Details of seizure notice served for a medicine product imported along with an animal.

The following veterinary medicine was imported with an animal into Heathrow Airport.

This was identified and detained by an Animal Health Officer and the product was subsequently seized by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate.

The animal was destined for residential premises in Bristol and had been shipped from South Africa. The parcel contained:

  • 216 x phenobarbitone tablets 30mg

This product was intended for use in a dog and is not an authorised veterinary medicine in the UK and had not been prescribed by a UK vet for use in the animal.

The medicine was seized under Regulation 25 (Importation of unauthorised veterinary medicinal products) of the Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2013.

Published 16 June 2022

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