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FVE and FEEVA urge European Commission to allow bute to be used in horses

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THE list of essential medicines for horses should be extended by seven substances, including phenylbutazone.

That is the call from the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) and the Federation of European Equine Veterinary Associations (FEEVA). In a joint position paper to the FVE general assembly earlier this month, they have urged the European Commission to approve the extension.

Across Europe, horses are considered to be food-producing animals and, as such, they can only be treated with certain substances that are …

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