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Painkiller suspension leaves equine vets ‘perplexed’

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Equine vets have expressed their dismay at a ruling by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) to suspend the marketing authorisation of some products that contain flunixin.

The VMD has suspended nine products for use in food-producing animals (specifically cattle, pigs and horses) that contain the excipient diethanolamine (DEA). Eight of these products contain the active ingredient flunixin, which the British Equine Veterinary Association …

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