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Suspected Adverse Reaction Surveillance Scheme
Suspected adverse reactions, 2008
  1. F. Dyer1,
  2. E. Brown1,
  3. S. Cooles1 and
  4. A. Tait1
  1. 1 Suspected Adverse Reaction Surveillance Scheme, Veterinary Medicines Directorate, Woodham Lane, New Haw, Surrey KT15 3LS
  1. Royal Veterinary College, Royal College Street, London NW1 0TU


  • Reports to the UK Suspected Adverse Reaction Surveillance Scheme (SARSS) in 2008 increase by around 11 per cent compared with 2007

  • Low incidence of suspected adverse reactions following bluetongue virus vaccination

  • Increase in reports of suspected lack of efficacy to canine parvovirus vaccination

  • Rabbit deaths reported after off-label use of dexmedetomidine

These are some of the results from the SARSS in 2008, as discussed by Fabia Dyer and colleagues from the Veterinary Medicines Directorate

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