Obtaining Bova pergolide paste in the UK
Under the Cascade, medicines other than licensed medicines can be used if there is a clinical justification for using the unlicensed medicine over a licensed medicine. Bova paste is not available on prescription - it must be obtained from your vet.
Obtaining Bova pergolide paste in France
To our knowledge, to date (March 2021) the French agency for veterinary medicinal products (ANSES) has not given authorisation for Bova paste to be imported, but we understand there is no reason why this should be the case, and we recommend that owners who feel their horses would benefit from the Bova paste ask their vets to contact ANSES and ask for permission to import the Bova paste, setting out the reasons why Prascend is not suitable and the Bova paste would be more suitable, and emphasizing that it is a welfare issue if this is the case. Hopefully the more people who request the import of the Bova paste, the more chance there is of a successful outcome.
ANSES can be contacted at:
Agence nationale du médicament vétérinaire
14 Rue Claude Bourgelat
Parc d'Activités de la Grande Marche
CS 70611 - 35306 Fougères France
We understand that the person who should be contacted is Aline HANOUET, Regulatory Affairs Officer.
Once permission is obtained from the French authority, the vet should contact Bova UK with:
Confirmation that it is legal to import the Bova paste into France from the French authority,
Proof of veterinary registration and a link to a website so that Bova can authenticate the vet's registration.
Obtaining Bova pergolide paste in other EU countries
We have been informed that the Bova pergolide paste can be and has been imported into many EU countries - your vet should contact Bova UK to ask about import permissions for your country.
To order from/contact Bova UK:
Bova Specials UK Ltd
7‑9 Gorst road
Phone: +44 20 3034 3100
Fax: +44 20 3784 8754
VETS ONLY - order online at bova.co.uk/register