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1

What is the intention of the cascade?

To increase the range of drugs available for veterinary use.

2

How do you use the cascade?

If there's no medicine authorised in the UK for a specific condition, the vet surgeon- to try and avoid unacceptable suffering- may treat the animal in accordance with:
- A drug authorised in the UK for a different species or for a different condition in same species
- If there isn't the above then a medicine authorised for human use int eh UK OR a vet drug from another member state/ country outside EU in accordance with an import certificate from VMD.
-If not possible a medicine prepared extemporaneously by a vet, pharmacist of person holding a manufacturers authorisation.

3

What must be the case before human drugs can be used?

There must not be a suitable veterinary medicine available

4

Describe SAES in terms of the cascade

- A vet may choose to use an SAES drug at any time in accordance with the drugs recommended use
- Cascade neither prevents compels use of SAES drugs

5

In which circumstances would you need an STC?

- For drugs that don't have full marketing authorisation
-a drug authorised in a country outside the EU
-human medicine from out the UK

6

What are the minimum withdrawal times for different food animals?

-Meat/ poultry= 28 days
- Milk= 7 days
-Eggs= 7 days
-Fish= 500 degree days for meat from fish

7

Describe controlled drugs

- Under Misuse of Drug Regulations 2001 Controlled Drugs are classified into 5 schedules

8

What is schedule 1 of CDs?

- Vets have NO authority to possess
-Home office license needed to possess it

9

What is schedule 2 of CDs?

Morphine, pethidine, fentanyl, methadone, ketamine
- Kept in a locked cabinet secured to fabric of the building at all times
-Receipt/ supply must be added to the CD register
-Written prescriptions valid for 28 days, no repeats permitted

10

What is schedule 3 of CDs?

-Buprenorphine, pentobarbital, tramadol
- Subject to safe custody requirements but don't have to be recorded in CD register

11

What is Schedule 4 of CDs?

Split into 2 parts: Benzodiazepines (diazepam) and anabolic/ androgenic steroids
- No control, invoices must be kept for 2 years

12

How do you dispose of CDs?

-Must be denatures, schedule 2 requires a witness of destruction.