Shortages of veterinary medicines

The HPRA publishes information about shortages of veterinary medicines for vets, pharmacists, and licensed retailers who need up-to-date information about medicines currently available to treat animals.

The list includes information provided by marketing authorisation holders to the HPRA or to the Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine.

The HPRA publishes an updated list on a periodic basis, as new information becomes available.

This page contains the most recent and up-to-date version of the list. If you have previously downloaded or saved the list, it may be an out-of-date version.

View the list of shortages

Date published: 10 June 2024

Download: Shortages of veterinary medicines

Report a shortage

The Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine (DAFM) handles reports of shortages from industry, vets, pharmacists, and others.

Visit the DAFM website to see a list of their veterinary medicines forms. The section titled ‘Protocol for medicines shortages’ contains:

  • an ‘Industry’ form for marketing authorisation holders
  • a ‘Sector’ form for vets, veterinary inspectors, pharmacists and licensed retailers

      Marketing authorisation holders can also report shortages of authorised veterinary medicines to the HPRA using this form.