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Livestock Medicines Act
Loi sur les médicaments pour le bétail

R.R.O. 1990, REGULATION 730


Historical version for the period August 1, 1997 to November 5, 2018.

Last amendment: 291/97.

Legislative History: 636/91, 636/92, 291/97.

This Regulation is made in English only.

1. In this Regulation,

“biological” means a bacterin, vaccine, toxoid, antiserum or antitoxin prepared for use in the prevention or treatment of livestock diseases.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 730, s. 1.

2. Subject to the Food and Drugs Act (Canada) and the Food and Drug Regulations made thereunder, the drugs and classes of drugs designated in the Schedule are designated as livestock medicines for the purposes of the Act and this Regulation.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 730, s. 2.

3. (1) The following classes of licences are established:

1. Class 1.

2. Class 2.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 730, s. 3 (1); O. Reg. 291/97, s. 1 (1).

(2) A livestock medicine set out in the Schedule is designated as a livestock medicine that may be sold by the holder of a Class 1 licence at the holder’s established place of business.

(3) A Class 2 licence authorizes the holder of a Class 1 licence to sell at a temporary place of business the livestock medicines that the holder is authorized to sell at the holder’s established place of business.  O. Reg. 291/97, s. 1 (2).

(4) Revoked:  O. Reg. 291/97, s. 1 (2).

4. (1) The applicant for a Class 1 licence shall send to the Director an application accompanied by payment of the fee of $75.

(2) A Class 1 licence is valid up to and including July 31 after it is issued.  O. Reg. 291/97, s. 2.

5. (1) The holder of a Class 1 licence may obtain a Class 2 licence by sending to the Director an application accompanied by payment of the fee of $50.

(2) A Class 2 licence is valid only for the period shown on it.  O. Reg. 291/97, s. 2.

5.1 A licence is not transferable.  O. Reg. 291/97, s. 2.

6. (1) A licence is issued on the terms and conditions that the licensee,

(a) shall continue to have an established place of business for the storage and sale of livestock medicines;

(b) shall keep for sale or sell livestock medicines only at the established or temporary place of business described on the licence;

(c) shall not keep for sale or sell any livestock medicines after the expiration date indicated by the manufacturer on the label thereof;

(d) shall not repackage or relabel livestock medicines;

(e) shall not deliver a livestock medicine except for dairy sanitizers, teat dips and udder washes to a livestock owner without an order from that owner authorizing the delivery evidenced by an invoice prepared by the licensee in advance of delivery;

(f) shall keep refrigerated all livestock medicines that require refrigeration;

(g) shall store in the manner prescribed by this Regulation all livestock medicines that do not require refrigeration; and

(h) Revoked: O. Reg. 291/97, s. 3 (1).

(i) shall not sell a livestock medicine to any person other than an owner of livestock or for any purpose other than the treatment of livestock.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 730, s. 6 (1); O. Reg. 636/91, s. 2 (1, 2); O. Reg. 291/97, s. 3 (1).

(2) A Class 2 licence shall be issued only for a temporary place of business that is located on premises where livestock are assembled in connection with an agricultural exhibition, a horse show or the holding of horse races.  O. Reg. 291/97, s. 3 (2).

7. (1) A licensee who maintains, handles or stores livestock medicines shall keep them in a refrigerator, cabinet or other storage facility that is used solely for that purpose.

(2) A licensee shall ensure that livestock medicines, whether they require refrigeration or not, are maintained at the temperatures prescribed for them by the manufacturer and that they do not come in contact with food or medicine for human consumption.  O. Reg. 636/91, s. 3.

(3) The licensee shall maintain every refrigerator, cabinet or other storage facility in a clean and sanitary condition.  O. Reg. 291/97, s. 4.

8. (1) Every licensee shall,

(a) sell every livestock medicine in the container in which it is received by the licensee;

(b) in the case of any livestock medicine bearing a warning or caution on the label, draw the attention of the purchaser to the warning or caution; and

(c) immediately after the expiration date indicated by the manufacturer on the label of a livestock medicine, remove the livestock medicine from sale and keep it separate from other livestock medicines until it is disposed of in a manner approved by the Director.

(2) No licensee shall engage in any practice by which a livestock medicine is held out as an inducement for the purchase of livestock medicines or other goods, or by which other goods are held out as an inducement for the purchase of livestock medicines.

(3) No licensee shall store or permit to be stored any food or medicine for human consumption in a refrigerator, cabinet or facility used for the storage of livestock medicines.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 730, s. 8.

9. (1) Every licensee shall keep accurate records of the livestock medicines sold by the licensee, and the record of each sale shall include,

(a) the date of the sale;

(b) the name and address of the purchaser;

(c) the brand name and quantity; and

(d) the lot numbers of any biologicals.

(2) Every record of a sale of livestock medicines shall be kept for a period of at least two years.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 730, s. 9.

10. No advertising in respect of livestock medicines by a licensee shall exceed the claims or information set out on the manufacturer’s label.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 730, s. 10.

11. (1) Where an inspector seizes, removes or detains any livestock medicine under clause 3 (5) (c) of the Act, the inspector shall,

(a) attach thereto a tag bearing a serial number and the words “Ont. Detained”;

(b) forthwith thereafter notify the owner or the person who had possession thereof in writing of,

(i) the seizure, and

(ii) the grounds on which the seizure was made; and

(c) direct that the livestock medicine be detained in the place where it was found or be removed to another place designated by him or her.

(2) Where a livestock medicine is detained, no person shall,

(a) remove the tag attached to it; or

(b) sell, offer to sell, move or allow or cause to be moved such livestock medicine.

(3) Where an inspector is satisfied that,

(a) the licensee is not contravening the Act or this Regulation with regard to a livestock medicine that is detained; or

(b) the person whose livestock medicine is detained is authorized to sell livestock medicines to owners of livestock for the treatment of livestock,

the inspector shall remove the attached tag and release the livestock medicine from detention.

(4) Where,

(a) after a hearing, the Director finds,

(i) that there is a contravention of the Act or this Regulation by the licensee whose livestock medicine is detained, or

(ii) that the person whose livestock medicine is detained is not authorized to sell livestock medicines to owners of livestock for the treatment of livestock; or

(b) a person is convicted of an offence against the Act or this Regulation in respect of livestock medicine that is detained,

the Director may direct that the livestock medicine be destroyed or disposed of in such manner as he or she considers advisable.

(5) Any proceeds realized from the disposal of livestock medicine under subsection (4) shall be paid to the Minister of Finance.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 730, s. 11.

12. Where a licence is refused, suspended or revoked, any livestock medicines in the possession of the applicant or licensee shall be removed and disposed of under the supervision of an inspector by,

(a) their sale to a person authorized to sell livestock medicines;

(b) their return to the supplier of the livestock medicines; or

(c) any other method satisfactory to the Director.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 730, s. 12.

13. In addition to the grounds mentioned in section 6 of the Act, the Director may refuse to renew or may suspend or revoke a licence where the licensee sells any drug other than a livestock medicine.  R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 730, s. 13.

FormS 1-4 Revoked:  O. Reg. 636/91, s. 4.


1. The following are designated:

Acid Phosphoric


Albendazole for use in cattle and sheep


Arsenic or its salts or organic compounds or preparations thereof

Bacitracin and its salts


Benzocaine in topical or oral preparations


Aleutian Diseases Antigen

Avian Encephalomyelitis

Bordetella bronchiseptica bacterin

Clostridial Bacterins

Clostridium Botulinum, Type C. Toxoid

Equine Encephalomyelitis Vaccine in killed virus form

Equine Influenza Vaccine in killed virus form

Erysipelas Bacterin

Escherichia Coli Bacterin (formalin inactivated)

Fowl Cholera Bacterin

Fowl Pox Vaccine

IBR-PI 3 Intranasal Vaccine

Immucox coccidiosis vaccine

Infectious Bronchitis Vaccine

Infectious Bursal Disease Vaccine

Infectious Laryngotracheitis Vaccine

Killed Bacteroides Nodosus Bacterin

Leptospirosis Bacterin

Marek’s Vaccine

Mink Distemper Vaccine

Mink Enteritis Vaccine

Mycoplasma Hyopneumonia Bacterin

Newcastle Disease Vaccine

Pasturella Bacterin in combination with Bordetella Bronchiseptica Bacterin

Porcine Parvovirus Vaccine

Pseudomonas Bacterin

Tetanus Toxoid

Viral Arthritis Vaccine for Poultry Tenosynovitis



Cedar Oil, from leaf or wood



Copper salts or compounds or preparations thereof


Denagard (Tiamulin) soluble antibiotic for use in the drinking water of swine




Estradiol Benzoate and Estradiol-17B as implant growth promotants

Ethylene Diamine Dihydroiodide


Iodine, or preparations thereof stronger than 2½%


Iron Preparations

Isopropyl Alcohol

Ivermectin for use in cattle

Ivomec (Ivermectin) as a drench for sheep

Ivomec (Ivermectin) as an injectable for swine

Lead Acetate


Lidocaine in a solution of not more than 2% in combination with oxytetracycline


Mebendazole for deworming of horses

Mercury Preparations

Methenamine for oral use when combined with other medicinal ingredients in recognized therapeutic forms

Methy Salicylate




Nux Vomica

Oxfendazole for deworming of horses


Penicillin G. Potassium

Penicillin G. Procaine



Phenylephrine Hydrochloride, in preparations of not more than 0.2%

Piperazine and its salts

Polymyxin B

Potassium Antimonyltartrate

Potassium Chlorate

Potassium Permanganate

Progesterone as an implant growth promotant



Salicylic Acid

Scopolamine and Methscopolamine in antidiarrheal preparations

Selenium or its salts or preparations thereof

Sodium Hydroxide




Sulphonamides, including:









Sulfathiazole, and all other Sulphonamides and their salts and derivates

Testosterone, as an implant growth promotant







Vitamins, except Vitamin D in parenteral preparations containing more than 100,000 I.U.’s per millilitre

Warbex (famphur) as an injectable solution

2. The following are also designated:

Any other drug, other than a drug that is,

i. referred to in Schedule C, D, E, F, G or N established under Part VI of the Health Disciplines Act,

ii. a biological,

iii. a substance registered under the Pest Control Products Act (Canada) and not sold in accordance with the provisions of that Act, or

iv. a feeding stuff registered under the Feeds Act (Canada) and not sold in accordance with the provisions of that Act.

R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 730, Sched.; O. Reg. 636/91, s. 5; O. Reg. 636/92, s. 1; O. Reg. 291/97, s. 5.