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Veterinary medicines
Lidocaine use in pigs, cattle and horses
  1. Marie-Odile Hendrickx
  1. Veterinary Medicines Directorate, Woodham Lane, New Haw, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 3LS
  1. e-mail: m.hendrickx{at}

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THE European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP) has recently responded to concerns raised in the Netherlands about a possible consumer risk posed by residues of lidocaine and its metabolites in milk and meat products. Lidocaine is authorised in the UK for use in horses, cats …

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