Previously owned by the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP), the documents provide consensus-based veterinary pharmaceutical information, including approved product-label information and research data along with evidence-ranked, species-specific use recommendations.
Development of the monographs started in 1985 as a collaborative effort of the USP Veterinary Medicine Information Expert Committees and staff within the USP Veterinary Group. Members of the committees included veterinary pharmacologists, clinical pharmacologists, pharmacists, and species experts. The Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics published monographs on anti-inflammatory drugs and antibiotics in special issues in 2003 and 2004. The USP posted monographs on anthelmintics and certain compounded medications directly to the USP website.
The USP has transferred all the existing monographs as well as unpublished evidence tables and monographs in progress to the AAVPT. The AAVPT and the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology are discussing the development of new monographs and revisions of existing monographs.
from: JAVMA News 12/1/09