Unauthorised animal medicine heading for London seized

A parcel containing unauthorised animal medicine heading for London has been seized, the Veterinary Medicines Directorate has said.

The parcel – addressed to London and shipped from Kuwait – contained:

  • Two Omoguard paste for horses (33g);
  • Three Pentosan Equine injection (6ml);
  • One Halo injection (6x6ml);
  • One Cortiso (100ml).

An unnamed courier company stopped the package and they were subsequently seized under Regulation 25 (Importation of unauthorised veterinary medicinal products) of the Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2013).

The products inside were intended for use in horses, but are not authorised veterinary medicines in the UK.

It also contained a prescription only medicine – veterinary (POM-V).

Unauthorised possession of POM-V veterinary medicines are offences under Regulation 7 (Classification, supply and possession of the product) of the VMR.