Medicated Feed

Medicated Feed


Medicated feed contains a premix of veterinary medicines and requires veterinary prescription. Sometimes, it is the most effective way for a farmer to give medicine to his livestock.

The Commission regulated the conditions for mixing veterinary medicine into feed, its marketing and use across the EU in Directive 90/167/EEC.

This directive will be revised.

Its transposition in EU countries led to differences throughout the EU for manufacturers and farmers. Some provisions are not in line with developments in feed and veterinary medicinal products legislation.

See report on medicated feed in the EU.

Commission proposal for revision

On 10 September 2014, the European Commission has adopted a pair of proposals on veterinary medicinal products and medicated feed.

The proposed Regulation on medicated feed will repeal and substitute the outdated Directive (90/167/EEC) on the manufacture, placing on the market and use of medicated feed.

Key documents

More information and the key documents proposal on veterinary medicinal products.


Unit E5: Animal nutrition, veterinary medicines