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Harley PoMMom
12-25-2009, 05:58 PM
Teva Animal Health, Inc. expands a voluntary nationwide recall of Ketamine Hydrochloride Injection, USP CIII 100mg/mL in 10mL vials

Denise Bradley
Tel: 215-591-8974

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- December 21, 2009 - Teva Animal Health, Inc. is expanding a nationwide voluntary recall of Ketamine Hydrochloride Injection, USP CIII 100mg/mL in 10mL vials for all lot numbers within their expiration dates to the Veterinary Level. This product had previously been recalled to the distributor level and is being expanded as a result of an increased trend in serious adverse events associated with this product.

Veterinarians who have this product in their possession are instructed to cease using the product immediately and return it to their distributor.

Ketamine Hydrochloride is a rapid acting, non-narcotic, non-barbiturate agent for anesthetic use in cats and for restraint in subhuman primates. This recall is being conducted as a result of an increased trend in serious adverse events associated with this product, including lack of effect, prolonged effect, and death and involves all lot numbers within expiration.

Teva Animal Health, Inc is voluntarily recalling the aforementioned product. The FDA has been apprised of this action.

Consumers with questions may contact 800-759-3664 from 8:00am – 5:00pm CST Monday-Friday.


Roxee's Dad
01-07-2010, 06:36 PM
Just bumping this up.

This is an anesthetic commonly used by vets.

01-07-2010, 06:43 PM
Thanks for posting it (Lori) and bumping it (John).

How horrible to be administrated something that did not control pain, or caused other effects.

I suggest anyone who sees this directs it to the attention of their Dr. I will be doing so tomorrow.


01-08-2010, 05:05 PM
This is downright scary!!! Thanks, Lori....and John....I'll be sure to discuss this too....

Big hugs! Beth

01-10-2010, 02:40 PM
Seven labels tied to Teva ketamine recall, FDA says

December 31, 2009
By: Jennifer Fiala
For The VIN News Service

In the wake of Teva Animal Health’s massive ketamine recall, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that the action extends to lot numbers of Fort Dodge Animal Health’s Ketaset, Vedco’s Ketaved and five other private labels.

An e-mail to the VIN News Services (VNS) from the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) confirms that the labels include:

* AmTech Group Inc. Ketamine Hydrochloride Injection, USP, manufactured by IVX Animal Health Inc., St. Joseph, Mo.
* Butler KetaThesia, distributed exclusively by Butler Animal Health Supply, Dublin, Ohio
* Fort Dodge Ketaset, manufactured for Fort Dodge Animal Health, Fort Dodge, Iowa
* VEDCO KetaVed, distributed by Vedco Inc., St. Joseph, Mo.
* Phoenix Ketaject, manufactured for Phoenix Pharmaceutical Inc., St. Joseph, Mo.
* LLOYD Laboratories VetaKet, manufactured for Lloyd Laboratories in Shenandoah, Iowa
* RXV Keta-Sthetic, manufactured for RXVeterinary Products, Westlake, Texas
On Dec. 22, Teva widened a recall that originated last summer of its generic ketamine hydrochloride injection, USP CIII 100 mg/ml in 10 ml vials to include all 27 lots of the drug. The action was in response to “serious adverse events,” the FDA reported.

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