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The Animal Drug Availability Act of 1996 is a U.S. federal legislation. The object of the Act is:
1. to increase the number of animal drug in the market; and
2. to reduce the burden on the animal health industry.
The Act provides:
1. for eliminating the strict requirements for field studies;
2. for a new category of drug called the veterinary feed directive drug; and
3. for flexible labeling to permit a range of recommended and acceptable dosages with in species;
The Act amended the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act so as to improve the process of approving and using animal drugs.