This final rule implements Section 572
of the Minor Use Minor Species (MUMS) Animal Health Act of 2004.
The MUMs Act is made up of three sections i.e., 571,572 and 573. It
establishes new regulatory procedures intended to make more
medications legally available to veterinarians and animal owners
for the treatment of minor animal species as well as uncommon
diseases in major animal species. Section 572 of the legislation
provides for a public index listing of legally- marketed unapproved
new animal drugs for minor species of animals. The drugs in this
index will only be indicated for use in non-food minor species or
for use in early non-food life stages food producing minor species.
This final rule, among other things, specifies the criteria and
procedures for requesting eligibility and addition to the index as
well as the annual reporting requirements for index