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Suspected adverse reactions, 2004
  1. F. Dyer1,
  2. R. Mulugeta1,
  3. M. Spagnuolo-Weaver1 and
  4. A. Tait1
  1. 1Suspected 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 2004 increased by 22 per cent compared with 2003

  • The number of reports involving dogs, cats and cattle increased, while there were fewer reports involving sheep and rabbits

  • A suspected lack of efficacy in cattle was largely responsible for the significant increase in the overall total number of reports for this species

  • Fewer human suspected adverse reactions were reported in 2004 than 2003

– These are some of the findings under the SARSS in 2004, as discussed in the following article by Fabia Dyer, Rahel Mulugeta, Martha Spagnuolo-Weaver and Alex Tait of the Veterinary Medicines Directorate

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