Questions on delimitation in the field of animal health

Classification of herbal substances and preparations as animal feed or veterinary medicinal products

Herbal substances or preparations derived from them are used "to strengthen the organism" both in animal feed and in veterinary medicinal products with specific indications. This raises the question of whether such orally administered preparations are classified as animal feed or veterinary medicinal products.

Use on animals of products classified in human medicine as medical devices

Various themes – Changes


Classification of permethrin-containing preparations for topical application in animals

These products shall in future come under the therapeutic products legislation in Switzerland


Change in practice in the classification of herbal substances or preparations for oral administration to animals and in products for bees

Herbal products that are administered orally to animals as feeds or as veterinary medicinal products are classified jointly by Agroscope and Swissmedic.

See also


For questions on animal feed
Dr. med. vet. Heinrich Boschung,
Agroscope Official Feed Inspection
Tioleyre 4
Postfach 64
CH-1725 Posieux
+41 58 466 72 74

For questions on veterinary medicinal products
Veterinary Medicinal Products Department
Hallerstrasse 7
3012 Bern
+41 58 462 02 23

Print contact