The NOAH Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines is regarded as one of the major reference sources on animal medicines. It includes such vital information as safety instructions, withdrawal periods, product indications and dosage rates all in one place.
The web version of the NOAH Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines is accessible free of charge on the web at www.noahcompendium.co.uk. The Compendium is also produced as a book which is updated annually. One copy is sent free of charge to each veterinary practice premises and a special edition is commissioned by AMTRA and sent to each SQP (Suitably Qualified Person).
The Compendium also gives prescribers and users of animal medicines easy access to information on withdrawal periods. Use of animal medicines in farm animals is strictly controlled by European law, and requires observance of the withdrawal period.
The NOAH Data Sheet Compendium is supplied as a voluntary service to prescribers by NOAH. There is no legal requirement to issue data sheets under the VMR (Veterinary Medicine Regulations) as the SPC (Summary of Product Characteristics) is now the full legally approved document for all authorised veterinary medicines under the VMR.
Full SPCs for all authorised veterinary medicines are made available by the VMD on their website.
The traditional Data Sheet is an abbreviated form of the SPC and contains all the essential information for the prescriber which is consistent with the SPC and are of course also available in this online version of the compendium in an easily searchable database. This compendium contains a mixture of SPCs and data sheets.
Copies of the book are available to buy here.