An Assessment of the Authorization to Sell Veterinary Pharmaceuticals in terms of the Veterinary Profession: III. Relationship between the Authorization to Sell Pharmaceuticals and Residues

Ozen A., Yuksel E. , Dogan O.

KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, cilt.16, sa.5, ss.819-823, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 16 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.819-823


The present study was conducted to determine the opinions of private veterinary practitioners on the issue of residues in food of animal origin. For this purpose, data was collected from 400 private veterinary practitioners by means of a questionnaire. The analysis of the data demonstrated the occurrence of a high level of vaccine sales at veterinary clinics, 67.3% of participants having the opinion that food of animal origin contained residues, the inadequate sensitivity of veterinarians and animal owners to the withdrawal periods of pharmaceuticals; the major reasons of increase in residues being "uncontrolled use of pharmaceuticals" and "uncontrolled sales of pharmaceuticals"; the major reasons of uncontrolled use of pharmaceuticals being "sales of pharmaceuticals without performing clinical examination" and "sales of pharmaceuticals without any prescription". Participants shared the opinion that animal owners were responsible in the first place and veterinarians were responsible in the second place for the increase in residues.