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A quieter month this May, but still some useful reference documents to get acquainted with, and presentations from the Vet Info Day if you missed it.


Meeting highlights from the CVMP's meeting on 10-12 May 2022 have been published; as have the minutes from the 15-16 March 2022 and 11-13 April 2022 meetings. A new CVMP Chair has been elected for the next 3 year term: Gerrit Johan Schefferlie.



  • The EMA and FVE will host a joint webinar on the Union Product Database, aimed at Animal Health practitioners - scheduled to take place on 27th June. Information and registration via the link.
  • The event page for the EMA's Veterinary Medicines Info Day 2022, which took place on 12-13 May,has been updated with links to the presentations.


  • Revision 01 of the procedural advice on accelerated assessment of MAAs (in line with Art. 44(3) of Regulation 2019/6) has been published.
  • A Procedural advice document for veterinary vaccine antigen master file (VAMF) certification was adopted in April, following consultation.
  • Documents have been made available to facilitate changes of Applicant for MAAs: template letter text to notify the change of Applicant, and an Applicant's checklist.
  • An Article 82 referral was initiated in May 2022 for VMPs containing N-methyl pyrrolidone (NMP) as an excipient (Centrally and Nationally authorised products).
  • The 2021 Annual Report of the Good Manufacturing and Distribution Practice Inspectors Working Group, relevant to human and veterinary medicine, has been published.
  • Issue 10 of the Veterinary Medicinal Products Regulation Highlights newsletter has been published.
  • Issue 55 of the EMA SME Office’s Newsletter for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises is now available; the latter half being concerned with veterinary medicines regulation. 


  • The CMDv has issued an updated Best Practice Guide (BPG) on the processing of Product Information and the preparation of multilingual/-country packaging for MRP/DCP/SRP and variations.
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