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Overview of suspected adverse reactions to veterinary medicinal products reported in South Africa (March 2004 - February 2006) : report

V. Naidoo, R. Sykes
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association | Vol 77, No 3 | a367 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/jsava.v77i3.367 | © 2006 V. Naidoo, R. Sykes | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 08 June 2006 | Published: 08 June 2006

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Abstract

The Veterinary Pharmacovigilance and Medicines Information Centre is responsible for the monitoring of veterinary adverse drug reactions in South Africa. An overview of reports of suspected adverse drug reactions received by the centre during the period March 2004 to February 2006 is presented. A total of 21 reports was received in the 2-year period, continuing the decline in the number of reports to a lower figure than in any previous year. This is surprising considering the legal obligation of the veterinary professionals to report all adverse drug reactions. Once again the majority of reports involved suspected adverse reactions that occurred in dogs and cats. Most of the products implicated were stock remedies. Veterinarians predominantly administered these products.

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Spontaneous Reports; Suspected Adverse Drug Reactions; Veterinary Medicinal Products; Veterinary Pharmacovigilance

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