Intravenous (IV) fluids are commonly used in veterinary medicine. These products are subject to the FDA-Center for Veterinary Medicine’s Compliance Policy Guide (CPG Sec. 635.100) for Large Volume Parenterals (LVPs) for Animal Use. Veterinary IV fluids do not necessarily require a formal approval process to be used, but must meet the FDA-CVM’s requirements as further described below.
Although no sales figures exist, Woods Consulting, LLC estimates hundreds of thousands of units of IV fluids are used each year in the United States.