The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) has published the 2019 edition of its Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines and updated the accompanying app.

A free copy of the compendium has been sent to every veterinary practice in the UK, and it is also available online at: A special edition of the book commissioned by AMTRA will also be available for its SQPs shortly.

NOAH chief executive Dawn Howard said: "The NOAH Compendium, in all its formats, remains a major part of NOAH’s efforts to ensure appropriate access and responsible use of medicines for all animals. We are pleased it is even more comprehensive this year, as we continue to expand its list of contributors.

"Every NOAH member, as well as the non-member participants in the NOAH Compendium, is a signatory to the NOAH Code of Practice on Promotion, which demonstrates their commitment to operate above and beyond any regulatory requirements."

She added: “As well as product datasheets, the Compendium includes another vital resource – the contact details for each participating company. Company veterinary and technical advisors have detailed knowledge about their company’s medicines. The NOAH Code includes the requirement for NCAH qualification for NOAH staff in technical dialogue with prescribers and users of animal medicines – meaning their advice can be regarded as a valuable and trusted resource. They are ready to talk to prescribers about the use of a medicine in a particular animal or in a particular situation, as well as to explain any queries about the data sheet."

Veterinary practices that have not yet received a copy, perhaps because they are new or have changed address in the past year should contact NOAH ( 

Extra copies are also available to order, for £47.50. Special prices are also available for bulk orders.

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