Formal title: USDA Center for Veterinary Biologics Notice Draft No. 313
The USDA Center for Veterinary Biologics released a draft notice notifying veterinary biologics licensees, permittees, and applicants of a change in labeling of veterinary biologics containing swine influenza virus or equine influenza virus. The notice does not pertain to autogenous products containing equine and/or swine influenza virus.
The changes would require labels to contain information regarding the subtypes and strains, or the parent strain of recombinant/resortant/subunit products.
It is the opinion of the AVMA that the proposal will likely enhance effective vaccination strategies for currently circulating influenza viruses in swine and horses.
View AVMA response to USDA (PDF)
View Center for Veterinary Biologics notice draft No. 313 (PDF)
AVMA responded on August 6, 2007.