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1. Regulation (EU) 2019/6 on Veterinary Medicinal Products published on 7-01-2019 and enforced in​the 28th January 2022’ More information can be found on Eudralex​

2. Due to the complexity of Brexit, applicants are advised to contact the Veterinary Medicines Sections for any queries related with the latest development in relation to registration and authorisation of veterinary medicinal products. Interested parties can also refer to the ‘Notice to Stakeholders’ issues by the EU Commission on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU Rules for Medicinal Products for Human Use and Veterinary Medicinal Products.​

3. Malta participated for the first time in the European Surveillance of Veterinary Antimicrobial Consumption (ESVAC) project for 2017. This project collects information on how antimicrobial medicines are used in animals across the European Union (EU). This type of information is essential to identify possible risk factors that could lead to the development and spread of antimicrobial resistance in animals.   Data on Sales 2010 to 2021​.​

4. Legal Notice LN179/2021​ was published as on 23.04.2021. The Legal Notice amends S.L 437.47 about Veterinary Medicinal Products. It is are accessible online on the Legislation Unit website https://legislation.mt/LegalNotices. ​​

5. A strategy and Action Plan for the Prevention and Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance in Malta​ (2020-2028) published here ​

​6.  As from 23-04-23, as per Regulation 79(2) of S.L 437.47  every registered or licensed establishment where food producing animals are kept and are not excluded from the provisions of the Official Controls Regulation (EU) 2017/625 by the veterinary services , and the establishments where animals are kept for display to the public or for breeding purposes in the territory of Malta shall have an appropriate animal health control programme designed and implemented under the responsibility of a professional registered with the Veterinary Surgeons Council.​

7. Legislative amendments in Chapter 437, The Veterinary Services Act​,  were approved by Parliament. The amendments were made through ACT No. XIV published on 28th October 2022 and in force since 28th December 2022. The amendments added the necessary vires to the minister to enact important legislation related with anything related with veterinary medicinal products. Amongst other important changes there are those related with enforcement action, collection of data on sales, penalties, managing pharmacists and the application for licences for veterinary pharmacies.