Veterinary Nutraceuticals

veterinary nutraceuticalsThe veterinary nutritional supplement and nutraceutical market consists of products similar to the human nutraceutical market, including dietary supplements.  This market was estimated to exceed $500 million in sales in the US in 2016.  Veterinary nutraceuticals fall under the purview of the Food and Drug Administration – Center for Veterinary Biologics, and are not recognized as a separate class of product.  These products are regulated under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA).  However, veterinary dietary supplements are not subject to the Dietary Supplement and Health Education Act (DSHEA).  One valuable resource is the National Animal Supplement Council, which can assist companies on the various aspects of the veterinary nutritional supplement market for veterinary and animal health applications.

Labeling of Veterinary Nutraceuticals

Brand Name

Product Name

Purpose Statement

Guaranteed Analysis

List of Ingredients

Directions for Use

Warning and/or Caution Statements

Manufacturer's Name and Address

Quantity Statement

Examples of Veterinary Nutraceuticals

Joint supplements (glucosamine, etc.)

Skin supplements (fatty acids, etc.)

Immune supplements

Colostrum products