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Feeding Stuffs Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2001

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Regulation 17 and Schedule 4 Part I, paragraphs 18, 19, 26 and 31

SCHEDULE 9Permitted feeding stuffs intended for particular nutritional purposes and provisions relating to their use

CHAPTER A

Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4Column 5Column 6
Particular nutritional purposeEssential nutritional characteristicsSpecies or category of animalLabelling declarationsRecommended length of time for useOther provisions
Support of renal function in case of chronic renal insufficiency(1)Low level of phosphorus and restricted level of protein but of high qualityDogs and cats
  • Protein source(s)

  • Calcium

  • Phosphorus

  • Potassium

  • Sodium

  • Contents of essential fatty acids (if added)

Initially up to 6 months(2)Indicate on the package, container or label: “It is recommended that a veterinarian’s opinion be sought before use or before extending the period of use” Indicate in the instructions for use: “Water should be available at all times.”
Dissolution of struvite stones(3)— Urine acidifying properties, low level of magnesium, and restricted level of protein but of high qualityDogs
  • Protein source(s)

  • Calcium

  • Phosphorus

  • Sodium

  • Magnesium

  • Potassium

  • Chlorides

  • Sulphur

  • Urine acidifying substances

5 to 12 weeksIndicate on the package, container or label: “It is recommended that a veterinarian’s opinion be sought before use.” Indicate in the instructions for use:
— Urine acidifying properties and low level of magnesiumCats
  • Calcium

  • Phosphorus

  • Sodium

  • Magnesium

  • Potassium

  • Chlorides

  • Sulphur

  • Total taurine

  • Urine acidifying substances

“Water should be available at all times.”
Reduction of struvite stone recurrence(4)— Urine acidifying properties and moderate level of magnesiumDogs and cats
  • Calcium

  • Phosphorus

  • Sodium

  • Magnesium

  • Potassium

  • Chlorides

  • Sulphur

  • Urine acidifying substances

Up to 6 monthsIndicate on the package, container or label: “It is recommended that a veterinarian’s opinion be sought before use.”
Reduction of urate stones formationLow level of purines, low level of protein but of high qualityDogs and cats— Protein source(s)Up to 6 months but lifetime use in cases of irreversible disturbance of uric acid metabolismIndicate on the package, container or label: “It is recommended that a veterinarian’s opinion be sought before use.”
Reduction of oxalate stones formationLow level of calcium, low level of Vitamin D, and urine alkalising propertiesDogs and cats
  • Phosphorus

  • Calcium

  • Sodium

  • Magnesium

  • Potassium

  • Chlorides

  • Sulphur

  • Total Vitamin D

  • Hydroxyproline

  • Urine alkalising substances

Up to 6 monthsIndicate on the package, container or label: “It is recommended that a veterinarian’s opinion be sought before use.”
Reduction of cystine stones formationLow level of protein, moderate level of sulphur amino acids and urine alkalising propertiesDogs and cats

Total sulphur amino

  • acids

  • Sodium

  • Potassium

  • Chlorides

  • Sulphur

  • Urine acidifying substances

Initially up to 1 yearIndicate on the package, container or label: “It is recommended that a veterinarian’s opinion be sought before use or before extending the period of use.”
Reduction of feed material and nutrient intolerances(5)Selected protein source(s) and/or Selected carbohydrate source(s)Dogs and cats
  • Protein source(s)

  • Content of essential fatty acids (if added)

  • Carbohydrate source(s)

  • Contents of essential fatty acids (if added)

3 to 8 weeks; if signs of intolerance disappear this feed can be used indefinitely
Reduction of acute intestinal absorptive disordersIncreased level of electrolytes and highly digestible feed materialsDogs and cats
  • Highly digestible feed materials including their treatment if appropriate

  • Sodium

  • Potassium

  • Source(s) of mucilaginous substances (if added)

1 to 2 weeksIndicate on the package, container or label: “During periods of and recovery from acute diarrhoea.” “It is recommended that a veterinarian’s opinion be sought before use.”
Compensation for maldigestion(6)Highly digestible feed materials and low level of fatDogs and cats— Highly digestible feed materials including their treatment if appropriate3 to 12 weeks, but lifetime in case of chronic pancreatic insufficiencyIndicate on the package, container or label: “It is recommended that a veterinarian’s opinion be sought before use.”
Support of heart function in case of chronic cardiac insufficiencyLow level of sodium and increased K/Na ratioDogs and cats
  • Sodium

  • Potassium

  • Magnesium

Initially up to 6 monthsIndicate on the package, container or label: “It is recommended that a veterinarian’s opinion be sought before use or before extending the period of use.”
Regulation of glucose supply (Diabetes mellitus)Low level of rapid glucose-releasing carbohydratesDogs and cats
  • Carbohydrate source(s)

  • Treatment of carbohydrates if appropriate

  • Starch

  • Total sugar

  • Fructose (if added)

  • Content of essential fatty acids (if added)

  • Source(s) of short and medium chain fatty acids (if added)

Initially up to 6 monthsIndicate on the package, container or label: “It is recommended that a veterinarian’s opinion be sought before use or before extending the period of use.”
Support of liver function in case of chronic liver insufficiency— High quality protein, moderate level of protein, low level of fat, high level of essential fatty acids and high level of highly digestible carbohydratesDogs
  • Protein source(s)

  • Content of essential fatty acids

  • Highly digestible carbohydrates including their treatment if appropriate

  • Sodium

  • Total copper

Initially up to 6 monthsIndicate on the package, container or label: “It is recommended that a veterinarian’s opinion be sought before use or before extending the period of use.”
— High quality proteins, moderate level of protein, moderate level of fat and high level of essential fatty acids
Cats
  • Protein source(s)

  • Content of essential fatty acids

  • Sodium

  • Total copper

Regulation of lipid metabolism in case of hyperlipidaemiaLow level of fat and high level of essential fatty acidsDogs and cats
  • —Content of essential fatty acids

  • —Contents of n-3 fatty acids (if added)

Initially up to 2 monthsIndicate on the package, container or label: “It is recommended that a veterinarian’s opinion be sought before use or before extending the period of use.”
Reduction of copper in the liverLow level of copperDogs— Total copperInitially up to 6 monthsIndicate on the package, container or label: “It is recommended that a veterinarian’s opinion be sought before use or before extending the period of use.”
Reduction of excessive body weightLow energy densityDogs and cats— Energy value (until 30th March 2002 calculated according to EC method— see Schedule 1)Until target body weight is achievedIn the instructions for use an appropriate daily intake must be recommended
Nutritional restoration, convalescence(7)High energy density, high concentration of essential nutrients and highly digestible feed materialsDogs and cats
  • Highly digestible feed materials including their treatment if appropriate

  • Energy value (until 30th March 2002 calculated according to EC method— see Schedule 1) -Contents of n-3 and n-6 fatty acids (if added)

Until restoration is achievedIn the case of feeding stuffs specially presented to be given via tubing, indicate on the package, container or label: “Administration under veterinary supervision.”
Support of skin function in case of dermatosis and excessive loss of hairHigh level of essential fatty acidsDogs and cats— Contents of essential fatty acidsUp to 2 monthsIndicate on the package, container or label: “It is recommended that a veterinarian’s opinion be sought before use.”
Reduction of the risk of milk fever— Low level of calcium and/or — Low cations/anions ratioDairy cows
  • Calcium

  • Phosphorus

  • Magnesium

  • Calcium

  • Phosphorus

  • Sodium

  • Potassium

  • Chlorides

  • Sulphur

1 to 4 weeks before calvingIndicate in the instructions for use: “Stop feeding after calving.”
Reduction of the risk of ketosis(8)Feed materials providing glucogenic energy sourcesDairy cows and ewes
  • Feed materials

  • providing glucogenic energy sources

  • Propane-1, 2-diol (if added as a glucose precursor)

  • Glycerol (if added as a glucose precursor)

3 to 6 weeks after calving(9)

Last 6 weeks before and the first 3 weeks after lambing(10)

Reduction of the risk of tetany (hypomagnesaemia)High level of available carbo- hydrates, moderate level of protein and low level of potassiumRuminants
  • Starch

  • Total sugars

  • Magnesium

  • Sodium

  • Potassium

3 to 10 weeks during periods of fast grass growthIn the instructions for use guidance shall be provided on the balance of the daily ration, with regard to the inclusion of fibre and easily available energy sources. In the case of feeding stuffs for ovines indicate on the package, container or label: “Especially for lactating ewes.”
Reduction of the risk of acidosisLow level of easily fermentable carbo- hydrates and high buffering capacityRuminants
  • Starch

  • Total sugars

Maximum 2 months(11)In the instructions for use guidance shall be provided on the balance of the daily ration, with regard to the inclusion of fibre and easily fermentable carbohydrate sources. In the case of feeding stuffs for dairy cows indicate on the package, container or label: “Especially for high yielding cows.” In the case of feeding stuffs for ruminants for fattening indicate on the package, container or label: “Especially for intensively fed . . .”(12)
Stabilisation of water and electrolyte balancePredominantly electrolytes and easily absorbable carbohydrates

Calves

Piglets

Lambs

Kids

Foals

  • Carbohydrate source(s)

  • Sodium

  • Potassium

  • Chlorides

1 to 7 days (1 to 3 days if fed exclusively)Indicate on the package, container or label: “In case of risk of, during periods of, or recovery from digestive disturbance (diarrhoea). It is recommended that a veterinarian’s opinion be sought before use.”
Reduction of the risk of urinary calculiLow level of phosphorus, magnesium and urine acidifying propertiesRuminants
  • Calcium

  • Phosphorus

  • Sodium

  • Magnesium

  • Potassium

  • Chlorides

  • Sulphur

  • Urine acidifying substances

Up to 6 weeksIndicate on the package, container or label: “Especially for intensively fed young animals.” Indicate in the instructions for use: “Water should be available at all times.”
Reduction of stress reactionsHigh level of magnesium and/or Highly digestible feed materialsPigs
  • Magnesium

  • Highly digestible feed materials including their treatment if appropriate

  • Contents of n-3 fatty acids (if added)

1 to 7 daysGuidance shall be provided on the situation in which the use of this feed is appropriate.
Stabilisation of physiological digestionLow buffering capacity and highly digestible feed materialsPiglets
  • Highly digestible feed materials including their treatment if appropriate

  • Buffering capacity

  • Source(s) of astringent substances (if added)

  • Source(s) of mucilaginuous substances (if added)

2 to 4 weeksIndicate on the package, container or label: “In the case of risk of, during periods of, or recovery from, digestive disturbance.”
Highly digestible feed materialsPigs
  • Highly digestible feed materials including their treatment if appropriate

  • Source(s) of astringent substances (if added)

  • Source(s) of mucilaginous substances (if added)

Reduction of the risk of constipationFeed materials stimulating intestinal passageSows— Feed materials stimulating intestinal passage10 to 14 days before and 10 to 14 days after farrowing
Reduction of the risk of fatty liver syndromeLow energy and high proportion of metabolizable energy from lipids with high level of polyunsaturated fatty acidsLaying hens
  • Energy value (calculated according to EEC method

  • see Schedule 1)

  • Percentage of metabolizable energy from lipids

  • content of polyunsaturated fatty acids

Up to 12 weeks
Compensation for malabsorptionLow level of saturated fatty acids and high level of fat soluble vitaminsPoultry excluding geese and pigeons
  • Percentage of saturated fatty acids in relation to total fatty acids

  • Total vitamin A

  • Total vitamin D

  • Total vitamin E

  • Total vitamin K

During the first 2 weeks after hatching
Compensation for chronic insufficiency of small intestine functionHighly precaecally digestible carbohydrates, proteins and fatsEquines(13)— Source(s) of highly digestible carbohydrates, proteins and fats including their treatment if appropriateInitially up to 6 monthsGuidance shall be provided on the situations in which the use of this feed is appropriate and the manner in which it should be fed including many small meals per day. Indicate on the package, container or label: “It is recommended that a veterinarian’s opinion be sought before use or before extending the period of use.”
Compensation of chronic digestive disorders of large intestineHighly digestible fibreEquines
  • Fibre source(s)

  • Contents of n-3 fatty acids (if added)

Initially up to 6 monthsGuidance shall be provided on the situations in which the use of the feed is appropriate and the manner in which the feed should be fed. Indicate on the package, container or label: “It is recommended that a veterinarian’s opinion be sought before use or before extending the period of use.”
Reduction of stress reactionsHighly digestible feed materialsEquines
  • Magnesium

  • Highly digestible feed materials including their treatment if appropriate

  • Content of n-3 fatty acids (if added)

2 to 4 weeksGuidance shall be provided on the precise situations in which the use of the feed is appropriate.
Compensation of electrolyte loss in cases of heavy sweatingPredominantly electrolytes and easily absorbable carbohydratesEquines
  • Calcium

  • Sodium

  • Magnesium

  • Potassium

  • Chlorides

  • Glucose

1 to 3 daysGuidance shall be provided on the precise situations in which the use of the feed is appropriate. When the feed corresponds to a significant part of the daily ration, guidance should be provided to prevent the risk of abrupt changes in the nature of the feed. Indicate on the instructions for use: “Water should be available at all times.”
Nutritional restoration, convalescenceHigh concentration of essential nutrients and highly digestible feed materialsEquines
  • Highly digestible feed materials including their treatment if appropriate

  • Content of n-3 and n-6 fatty acids (if added)

Until restoration is achievedGuidance shall be provided on the situations in which the use of this feed is appropriate. In the case of feeding stuffs specially presented to be given via tubing, indicate on the package, container or label: “Administration under veterinary supervision.”
Support of liver function in case of chronic liver insufficiencyLow level of protein but of high quality and highly digestible carbohydratesEquines
  • Protein and fibre source(s)

  • Highly digestible carbohydrates including their treatment if appropriate

  • Methionine

  • Choline

  • Contents of n-3 fatty acids (if added)

Initially up to 6 monthsGuidance shall be provided on the manner in which the feed should be fed including many small meals per day. Indicate on the package, container or label:“It is recommended that a veterinarian’s opinion be sought before use or before extending the period of use.”
Support of renal function in case of chronic renal insufficiencyLow level of protein but of high quality and low level of phosphorusEquines
  • Protein source(s)

  • Calcium

  • Phosphorus

  • Potassium

  • Magnesium

  • Sodium

Initially up to 6 monthsIndicate on the package, container or label: “It is recommended that a veterinarian’s opinion be sought before use or before extending the period of use.” Indicate on the instructions for use: “Water should be available at all times.”

Chapter B

1.  Where there is more than one group of nutritional characteristics indicated in column 2 of Chapter A, denoted by “and/or”, for the same nutritional purpose, the feeding stuff may have either or both groups in order to fulfil the nutritional purpose specified in column 1.

2.  Where a group of additives is mentioned in column 2 or column 4 of Chapter A, the additive(s) used must be authorised as corresponding to the specified essential characteristic.

3.  Where the source(s) of feed materials or of analytical constituents is/are required in column 4 of Chapter A the manufacturer must make a specific declaration (i.e. specific name of the feed material(s), animal species or part of the animal) allowing the evaluation of conformity of the feeding stuff with the corresponding essential nutritional characteristics.

4.  Where the declaration of a substance, also authorised as an additive, is required by column 4 of Chapter A and is accompanied by the expression “total”, the declared content must refer to, as appropriate, the quantity naturally present where none is added or the total quantity of the substance naturally present and the amount added as an additive.

5.  The declarations specified in column 4 of Chapter A which include the words “if added” are required where the feed material or the additive has been incorporated or its content increased specifically to enable the achievement of the particular nutritional purpose.

6.  The declarations to be given in accordance with column 4 of Chapter A concerning analytical constituents and additives must be expressed in quantitative terms.

7.  The recommended period of use indicated in column 5 of Chapter A indicates a range within which the nutritional purpose should normally be achieved. Manufacturers may refer to more precise periods of use, within the permitted range.

8.  Where a feeding stuff is intended to meet more than one particular nutritional purpose, it must comply with the corresponding entries in Chapter A.

9.  In the case of a complementary feedingstuff intended for a particular nutritional purpose, guidance on the balance of the daily ration must be provided in the instructions for use.

(1)

If appropriate the manufacturer may also recommend use for temporary renal insufficiency.

(2)

If the feeding stuff is recommended for temporary renal insufficiency the recommended period for use shall be two to four weeks.

(3)

In the case of feeding stuffs for cats, “feline lower urinary tract disease” or “feline urological syndrome— F.U.S.” may complete the particular nutritional purpose.

(4)

In the case of feeding stuffs for cats, “feline lower urinary tract disease” or “feline urological syndrome— F.U.S.” may complete the particular nutritional purpose.

(5)

In the case of feeding stuffs for a particular intolerance reference to the specific intolerance can replace “feed material and nutrient.”

(6)

The manufacturer may complete the particular nutritional purpose with the reference “exocrine pancreatic insufficiency.”

(7)

In the case of feeding stuffs for cats, the manufacturer may complete the particular nutritional purpose with a reference to “Feline hepatic lipidosis.”

(8)

The term “ketosis” may be replaced by “acetonaemia”. The manufacturers may also recommend the use of ketosis recuperation.

(9)

In the case of feeding stuffs for dairy cows.

(10)

In the case of feeding stuffs for ewes.

(11)

In the case of feeding stuffs for dairy cows, “maximum two months from the start of lactation.”

(12)

Indicate the category of ruminants concerned.

(13)

In the case of feeding stuffs specially prepared to meet the specific conditions of very old animals (easily digestible feed materials) a reference to “old animals” shall complete the indication of the species or category of animal.

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