*Convenor, Adverse Drug Reaction Subcommittee. Department of Pharmacology, The University of Sydney, New South Wales 2006
Adverse drug reactions: Report of the Australian Veterinary Association Adverse Drug Reaction Subcommittee, 1992
Article first published online: 10 MAR 2008
Australian Veterinary Journal
Volume 69, Issue 11, pages 288–291, November 1992
How to Cite
MADDISON, J. (1992), Adverse drug reactions: Report of the Australian Veterinary Association Adverse Drug Reaction Subcommittee, 1992. Australian Veterinary Journal, 69: 288–291. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-0813.1992.tb09896.x
- Issue published online: 10 MAR 2008
- Article first published online: 10 MAR 2008
- (Accepted for publication 28 August 1992)
SUMMARY: Fifty-nine reports of suspected adverse drug reactions (ADRs) were received by the Adverse Drug Reaction Subcommittee of the Australian Veterinary Association from February 1991-March 1992 inclusive. The number of reports received/number of animals involved per species was: dogs (23/24); cats (20/30); horses (4/4); cattle (7/10); sheep (3/745); poultry (1/580); pigs (1/8). Of these, 38 (64%) were classified as definite ADRs and 9 (15%) as probable ADRs. In 10 (17%) reports an ADR could not be substantiated or there was insufficient information available to make a decision. Two reports involved veterinarians inadvertently overdosing animals.
Eighteen reports involved apparent hypersensitivity reactions and 6 reports involved probable drug interactions. Four reports involved the use of drugs at appropriate doses but in inappropriate clinical situations, and 3 reports were associated with ‘off-label’ use.