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Suspected adverse reactions, 2007
  1. F. Dyer1,
  2. M. Spagnuolo-Weaver1,
  3. S. Cooles1 and
  4. A. Tait1
  1. 1 Suspected Adverse Reaction Surveillance Scheme, Veterinary Medicines Directorate, Woodham Lane, New Haw, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 3LS


  • Reports to the uk Suspected Adverse Reaction Surveillance Scheme (sarss) in 2007 increase by around 20 per cent compared with 2006

  • Reports of dogs accidentally ingesting veterinary medicinal products containing avermectins formulated for use in farm animals or horses

  • An increase in the number of reports involving fly strike in sheep and myxomatosis in rabbits associated with a suspected lack of efficacy of veterinary medicinal products

  • Serious hand injuries reported after accidental self-injection

— These are some of the results of the sarss in 2007, as discussed in the following article by Fabia Dyer, Martha Spagnuolo-Weaver, Sue Cooles and Alex Tait of the Veterinary Medicines Directorate

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