Treating your own animals with veterinary medicines

Find out about using chemicals to treat your own animals.

Own-use exemption

You are allowed to use generic chemicals (products not marketed as veterinary medicines) to treat your own animals. But you must manage any risks to animal welfare.

You must make sure residues aren't in produce you sell for human consumption.

When the exemption doesn't apply

The own-use exemption doesn't apply if you're doing research to get data for product registration. In this case, you need a provisional registration or a research approval.

Find out about provisional registration or research approval (a special circumstances approval):

The following chemicals aren't exempt unless you have an operating plan approved by MPI:

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