The VMD is alerting equine vets to a product defect in a batch of antibiotics that has caused anaphylactic reactions in horses.

Genta-Equine 100mg/mlA recall on the specific batch of Genta-Equine 100mg/ml solution for injection for horses has been announced.

Product defect

In a statement, the VMD said: “The VMD has been made aware of a product defect with one batch of Genta-Equine 100mg/ml solution for injection for horses, an injectable antibiotic containing gentamicin, marketed by Franklin Pharmaceuticals and distributed by Dechra Veterinary Products.

“Serious adverse events resulting in anaphylactic reactions in horses have been reported following use of this product batch. Investigations into the cause of these events are in progress.”

The affected batch is 6054-81A with the expiry date January 2018.

Batch recall

The VMD advises this batch should not be used and a recall to veterinary practice level is in progress. The product is indicated for use in the treatment of infections caused by Gram-negative bacteria sensitive to gentamicin and compatible with the distribution properties of gentamicin.

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