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.
More info at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm195118.htm
Teva Animal Health, Inc. is expanding a nationwide voluntary recall of Ketamine Hydrochloride Injection, USP CIII 100mg/mL in 10mL vials ... expanded as a result of an increased trend in serious adverse events associated with this product. More info at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm195118.htm

For many years, I have insisted on (and paid extra for) isoflurane anesthesia for my cats.
Ketamine is cheap, "relatively" safe (for young cats, anyway) and very easy to administer. But it's also hallucinogenic, and nasty, and hard on cats when they wake up.
I used it on many, many cats, when I worked for a veterinarian.

Some cats would just go completely crazy when they were waking up from it. I had to put on heavy leather gloves, and 'restrain' the cats, so they wouldn't hurt themselves. It was just horrible.

And, at a busy clinic that sees many cats, 1 to 3 apparently healthy young cats/kittens die from it, every year.
I don't consider that an acceptable risk.
And now, a very large amount of it is being recalled.

"Serious adverse events".
What an unbelievably callous euphemism for CATS ARE DYING FROM IT.

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