Orally administered phenylbutazone
causes oxidative stress in the equine gastric mucosa.
Positive Oxyphenbutazone 16 07 Phenylbutazone
08 03 Acetyl salicylic acid 09 -- Analgin 13 01 Sulphadiazine 09 01 Sulphadimethoxine 07 -- Trimethoprim 11 -- Sulphamethoxazole 11 02 Dapsone 08 -- T etracycline 09 -- Oxytetracycline 06 -- Doxycycline 08 -- Paracetamol 02 -- Isonicotinic acid hydrazide 01 -- Thiacetazone 01 01 Procaine penicillin 08 --
Dame Sally added: "In patients who have been taking phenylbutazone
as a medicine, there can be serious side effects but these are rare.
"Horsemeat containing phenylbutazone
presents a very low risk to human health."
Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll said that although some of the meat had been recalled, the equivalent of three carcasses had "probably" made it to consumers, but added there was "no health risk" since the traces of phenylbutazone
found in the meat were "extremely weak".
is a veterinary medicinal product whose use in food producing animals, including horses, is illegal.
From being a straightforward case of mislabeling or fraud, the scandal took a more ominous turn last week when the UK's Food Standards Agency said phenylbutazone
, a drug potentially harmful to human health, was identified in carcasses of horses, some of which were exported to France.
However, if the horses have illegally got into the food chain, they may contain the veterinary drug phenylbutazone
, or 'bute'.
There are fears that horsemeat may contain phenylbutazone
or "bute" - which is dangerous when used by humans.
Health Minister Anna Soubry confirmed a horse contaminated with the carcinogenic drug phenylbutazone
, known as "bute", had entered the food chain.
Ketoprofen has a wide safety margin and low toxicity compared to phenylbutazone
and flunixin meglumine in horses (Mozaffari et al., 2010).
Effectiveness of administration of phenylbutazone
alone or concurrent administration of phenylbutazone
and flunixinmeglumine to alleviate lameness in horses.