Market monitoring of the veterinary medicines market

Market monitoring in the area of veterinary medicines is different from that for human medicines in various specific aspects.
The most significant difference is the aspect of food safety, which is an issue when using veterinary medicines on farm animals. This is an important aspect not only in terms of authorisation but also in relation to market monitoring, since it is essential to ensure that consumers may safely consume milk, meat or eggs. Other differences exist depending on the types of animal treated with the medicine or the number of actors in the market, which is smaller than that for human medicines. These differences are also reflected in the various legal provisions and the mandate attributed to Swissmedic.

Market monitoring of the veterinary medicines market is specifically devoted to the following topics:

  • Vigilance for veterinary medicines
  • Quality shortcomings
  • Differentiation issues in the sector of veterinary medicines
  • Advertising for veterinary medicines


Vigilance Veterinary medicines

Veterinary products Vigilance
Hallerstrasse 7
3012 Bern

Swissmedic, Division Veterinary medicines
+41 58 462 05 73

University of Zurich
Institute of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology
+41 44 635 87 72

Quality defects and Advertising of medicinal products

Market Monitoring of Medicines
Hallerstrasse 7
3012 Bern

+41 79 823 00 14
+41 58 462 07 22 (Fax)


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