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Veterinary medicine - ANMV

The French Agency for Veterinary Medicinal Products (ANMV), within ANSES, is the Competent Authority in France for risk assessment and management with regard to veterinary medicinal products.

In this capacity, the Government was keen for the ANMV to strive for constant improvement of its services with a view to protecting public health as well as the health and welfare of animals.

To this end, the ANMV must enforce the current applicable legal provisions in an independent, competent and impartial manner. Click here to find out more about the Agency’s history.

The ANMV is located in Javené, near Fougères (Ille-et-Vilaine) and has 80 staff members, mainly specialised scientists.





Declaring an adverse effect that may be due to a veterinary medicinal product (in French)

Sector professionals

List of veterinary pharmaceutical manufacturers and wholesalers (in French)


Marketing authorization (AMM) no./National Working Group (GTIN) code correspondence table (in French)

Antiparasitics containing fipronil are toxic to rabbits

Antiparasitics containing fipronil account for nearly one-third of adverse drug reactions reported in pet rabbits. These products, intended for use in dogs and cats, should not be administered to rabbits.

Between January 2013 and December 2020, ANSES received 137 reports of adverse reactions in rabbits following administration of fipronil-based antiparasitics. Of this total, 66 were considered serious and 33 deaths were reported. These antiparasitics are approved for ...

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Published on 07/05/2021

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