Classius Ferreira da Silva, Taline Almeida, Raquel de Melo Barbosa, Juliana Cordeiro Cardoso, Margaretha Morsink, Eliana Barbosa Souto* and Patrícia Severino* Pages 15 - 25 ( 11 )
Background: The veterinary pharmaceutical industry has shown significant growth in recent decades. Several factors contribute to this increase as the demand for the improvement of the quality of life of both domestic and wild animals, together with the need to improve the quality, productivity, and safety of foodstuffs of animal origin.
Methods: The goal of this work was to identify the most suitable medicines for animals that focus on drug delivery routes as those for humans, although they may have different devices, such as collars and ear tags.
Results: Recent advances in drug delivery systems for veterinary use are discussed, both from academic research and the global market. The administration routes commonly used for veterinary medicines are also explored, while special attention is given to the latest technological trends to improve the drug performance, reducing the number of doses, animal stress, and side effects.
Conclusion: Drug delivery system in veterinary decreased the number of doses, side effects, and animal stress that are a small fraction of the benefits of veterinary drug delivery systems and represent a significant increase in profit for the industry; also, it demands investments in research regarding the quality, safety, and efficacy of the drug and the drug delivery systems.
Animals and technology, drug delivery, innovation, medicine, route of administration, veterinary.
Instituto de Ciencias Ambientais, Quimicas e Farmaceuticas, Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Rua Sao Nicolau, 210, Diadema - SP, CEP 09913-030, University of Tiradentes (Unit), Av. Murilo Dantas, 300, 49010- 390, Aracaju, Department of Pharmacy, University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, University of Tiradentes (Unit), Av. Murilo Dantas, 300, 49010- 390, Aracaju, Center for Biomedical Engineering, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 65 Landsdowne Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Coimbra (FFUC), Polo das Ciências da Saude, Azinhaga de Santa Comba, 3000- 548, Coimbra, University of Tiradentes (Unit), Av. Murilo Dantas, 300, 49010- 390, Aracaju