Animal & Veterinary

Current Drug Shortages

This page contains up-to-date information on current shortages of medically necessary veterinary products.

When drug shortages involve medically necessary veterinary products, it is FDA’s policy to help prevent or alleviate them. FDA works with drug manufacturers in the U.S. and, when necessary, other countries, to find ways to resolve these shortages. FDA does not have the authority to require a company to make any product, even if it is medically necessary.

DateProductCompany InformationReason
4/13/2015IV Fluids for Animal Use, 3L & 5L volume sizeVarious companiesDemand Increase, Reduction in the manufacturing of 3L & 5L volume size
11/28/2011Atropine SulfateSparhawk Laboratories, Inc.
http://www.sparhawklabs.comdisclaimer icon
Customer Service – 800-255-6368
Limited supply has been made available for distribution.
Manufacture delay
11/10/2010EpinephrineRVX distributed by Teva
http://www.tevapharm.comdisclaimer icon
Discontinued distribution
3/14/2010Immiticide (melarsomine dihydrochloride)Merial Limited icon
Manufacturer site delay


Additional Drug Shortage Information

Page Last Updated: 02/23/2016
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