I believe that to be incorrect as T-61 is widely used by Shelters including SPCA by trained individuals NOT under the direct supervision of a Veterinarian.
The literature on your page states T-61 The Product Is Only To Be Used By A Veterinarian?
- 7 Sep 2013 by Shelterworker
- 9 September 2013
Places like that have standing orders for medicine from a vet, who is available to teach them and if an animal is sick. They follow up with checking records. The same thing happens with people in group care situations. A dr gives an order and the nurse carries it out. This does not mean that the dr is standing right there watching.
For veterinary use only or to be used by a Veterinarian only means that it is not for use in people. I agree with Kaismama. There are standing orders from a veterinarian to use this medicine on animals. Someone cant just decide to use the medication on a random animal. It has to be ordered for use by a veterinarian. As Kaismama points out, it is the same in Nursing Homes for humans. A nurse cant just decide to give a person a drug. It has to be ordered by a Dr. then a nurse can carry out the order. The Dr doesnt physically have to be there. I wouldnt think the Shelter can give this drug unless a vet has ordered it. A worker cant come in and decide to give it to a dog. He/She has to have a standing order from a Vet. It even says below: If some of the drug accidentally penetrates the operator’s skin through a wound or an inadvertent puncture with the needle, the affected part of the skin must be thoroughly washed with water and soap. (It doesnt say if it penetrates the veterinarians skin) In this instance To be used by a Veterinarian only, or for Veterinarian use only, means it cannot be used for people, not that it can only be administered by a Vet. If it meant that only a Veterinarian could give it, it would read "to be administered by a Veterinarian only"
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