The VMD has additional relaxed its not too long ago imposed restrictions on the sale of flunixin, described by BEVA because the “gold commonplace” of equine ache killers.
Wholesalers can settle for additional batches from the producer, offered it’s accompanied by a “warning in use” letter and used solely in animals not destined for the human meals chain.
Fears and protests
Flunixin was one among 9 merchandise for food-producing animals containing the excipient diethanolamine suspended by the VMD earlier this month in response to well being fears from EU scientists.
The flunixin suspension sparked a wave of protest from vets, however the VMD has introduced it’ll enable the discharge of additional shares of the drug from producers, thereby restoring entry to be used in non-food-producing horses, whereas it really works in direction of a longer-term answer.
Inventory launched by producers can be distributed with a “warning in use” letter that may clarify the restricted use of the ache killer.
BEVA is reminding all equine vets the horse’s meals chain standing should be checked, both utilizing the paper passport or chip checker on the central equine database.