The veterinary pharmaceutical services will be subject to the provisions of the Kenya National Drug Policy. The Ministry responsible for veterinary services shall be involved in the implementation of this policy.
The Essential Drugs concept shall equally apply in the control and utilization of veterinary drugs. The Veterinary Essential Drug List (KVEDL) will be updated regularly by a National Veterinary Drugs and Therapeutics Committee as constituted by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry responsible for veterinary services.
Procurement of veterinary drugs will conform Good Pharmaceutical Procurement Practice to ensure efficiency procurement and distribution of drugs in veterinary pharmaceutical services.
Utilization of Veterinary drugs in the private sector will comply with veterinary practices. The pharmaceutical inspectorate will have responsibility of monitoring drug utilization in this sector.
Generic prescribing will be adopted for veterinary drugs based on categories of prescribers specified in the Veterinary Essential Drugs List. Dispensing of Veterinary drugs will adhere to provisions of this policy.
Training in Veterinary Medicine will include detailed information on the National Drug Policy, the Veterinary Essential Drug List, and application of these concepts to veterinary practice.