The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine has a new database available that provides information on approved animal drugs. The database is called Animal Drugs @ FDA and it’s a publicly accessible Web-based application that’s available through CVM’s home page.

The database replaces the previous “Database of Approved Animal Drug Products,” or Green Book. It was a database that was previously developed and managed by the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine Drug Information Laboratory at VirginiaTechUniversity.

The new application allows users to search for detailed descriptions of all FDA-approved new animal drugs. The search tool allows users to conduct simple word searches. It is also capable of more complex searches through specific criteria, such as NADA/ANADA, the sponsor’s identification, ingredients, proprietary, dose form, route, species and indication.

Under the Generic Animal Drug and Patent Term Restoration Act, CVM will continue to make available on its Web site the electronic files of listed drugs previously provided through the Green Book.

To access the database, click here.