Complementary animal health products

Herbal remedies

In certain circumstances full data packages may not be necessary for the APVMA to assess an application for veterinary product registration. The APVMA may evaluate applications for registration of veterinary herbal and marine-derived remedies with reduced data packages if:

  • the proposed product label clearly identifies the product as a complementary animal health product, ie,

    The summary claim on the main panel of the label must clearly state:

This product is registered as a complementary animal health product.


  • the product label only makes a limited claim for possible health benefits.

    For example, a general health claim, such as:

    May be of benefit for improving or promoting [organ/system] health or production or performance.

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