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Kenya’s animal health industry has launched a new body that will articulate and address the needs of industry players.

The Veterinary Input Suppliers Association of Kenya (VISAK) is an umbrella organization for manufacturers, formulators, importers, distributors of animal health products and related equipment.

It will be responsible for among other things, promoting public education and awareness on the proper use of animal health products and encouraging and promoting fair practice within the industry.

Veterinary medicines

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) was gazetted in 2016 and is now mandated to oversee the manufacture, importation, exportation, registration, distribution, prescription and dispensing of veterinary medicines.

Following this, key industry players – particularly in the private sector identified a need to have an agency that would engage with the government and other stakeholders on their behalf on issues of animal health provision.

Previously, this role was played by the Agrochemicals Association of Kenya under …