Unit 23: Safe use of veterinary medicines

This session will contain information regarding good practice in the safe use of veterinary medicines on farms.

It will also supply the background knowledge needed to obtain and achieve the NPTC Certificate of Competence in the Safe use of veterinary medicines Level 2.

At the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Comply with current legislation
  • Understand the components of an animal health management plan
  • Administer a range of medicines safely and humanely
  • Know how to store and transport veterinary medicines correctly
  • Maintain the health of animals
  • Dispose of unwanted medicines correctly
  • Record the use of veterinary medicines
  • Prevent pain and distress to farm animals
  • Identify signs of health and ill health