Head of Iran's Veterinary Organization Seyed Mohsen Dastour announced that the country has gained self-sufficiency in producing most of the drugs needed for livestock.
"Iran has gained self-sufficiency in producing most livestock drugs," Dastour said in Tehran on Wednesday.
He stressed that the quality and quantity of the drugs produced for livestock in Iran is desirable, and reminded that the achievement has been made while Iran is under tight sanctions.
Dastour also said that livestock vaccines also constitute a part of the country's home-made animal drugs, and added that a number of these vaccines will be mass-produced this year.
Iran has taken wide strides in science and technology, particularly in medical and medicinal fields, in recent years.
In August, former Iranian Health Minister Marzieh Vahid Dastjerdi boasted the country's astonishing progress in producing medical tools, equipment and drugs, and said Iran stands 12 in the world ranking of biomedicine production.
"Iran ranks 1st in the region, 4th in Asia and 12th in the world in producing biological drugs," Vahid Dastjerdi said in a ceremony in Tehran at the time to unveil 8 new types of hi-tech medicines used for treating various kinds of diseases.
She also announced that the global exports value of biomedicine industry stands at $1,000bln, and Iran can have a large share of this figure.