There is increasing concern amongst licensed merchants about new EU legislation around the selling of veterinary medicines. The changes are due to be reviewed by the Department of Agriculture in January 2022.

At the moment a licensed merchant can sell a full range of licensed medicines such as dosing products, vaccines and other animal health products. Under the new legislation, veterinary practitioners will have to issue a prescription for these licensed medicines. Some fear this will mean farmers will only be able to these products from vets and eliminate competition from the sector.