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Oral Dosage Form New Animal Drugs; Moxidectin Gel

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Food and Drug Administration, HHS.


Final rule, technical amendment.


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending the animal drug regulations to reflect approval of a supplemental new animal drug application (NADA) filed by Fort Dodge Animal Health, Division of Wyeth. The supplemental NADA adds an age precaution to labeling for moxidectin gel used for the control of various species of internal parasites in horses and ponies.


This rule is effective August 27, 2003.

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Melanie R. Berson, Center for Veterinary Medicine (HFV-110), Food and Drug Administration, 7500 Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 20855; tel: 301-827-7543; e-mail:

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Fort Dodge Animal Health, Division of Wyeth, 800 Fifth St. NW., Fort Dodge, IA 50501, filed a supplement to NADA 141-087 for QUEST (moxidectin) 2.0% Equine Oral Gel used for the control of various species of internal parasites in horses and ponies. The supplemental NADA adds a precaution to labeling that the product is for oral use in horses and ponies 6 months of age and older. The supplemental NADA is approved as of May 29, 2003, and the regulations are amended in 21 CFR 520.1452 to reflect the approval and to reflect current format. The basis of approval is discussed in the freedom of information summary.

In accordance with the freedom of information provisions of 21 CFR part 20 and 21 CFR 514.11(e)(2)(ii), a summary of safety and effectiveness data and information submitted to support approval of this application may be seen in the Dockets Management Branch (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The agency has determined under 21 CFR 25.33(d)(1) that this action is of a type that does not individually or cumulatively have a significant effect on the human environment. Therefore, neither an environmental assessment nor an environmental impact statement is required.

This rule does not meet the definition of “rule” in 5 U.S.C. 804(3)(A) because it is a rule of “particular applicability.” Therefore, it is not subject to the congressional review requirements in 5 U.S.C. 801-808.

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List of Subjects in 21 CFR Part 520

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Therefore, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and under authority delegated to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs and redelegated to the Center for Veterinary Medicine,

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1. The authority citation for

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Authority: 21 U.S.C. 360b.

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2. Section 520.1452 is amended by revising paragraphs (a), (d)(3), and by adding paragraph (c) to read as follows:

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Moxidectin gel.

(a) Specifications. Each milliliter of gel contains 20 milligrams (2 percent) moxidectin.

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(c) Special considerations. See § 500.25 of this chapter.

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(3) Limitations. For oral use in horses and ponies 6 months of age and older. Not for use in horses and ponies intended for food.

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Dated: August 13, 2003.

Steven D. Vaughn,

Director, Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation, Center for Veterinary Medicine.

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[FR Doc. 03-21834 Filed 8-27-03; 8:45 am]