phenylbutazone


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phenylbutazone

[¦fen·əl′byüd·ə‚zōn]
(organic chemistry)
C19H20O2N2 White or light-yellow powder with aromatic aroma and bitter taste; melts at 107°C; slightly soluble in water, soluble in acetone; used in medicine as an analgesic and antipyretic. Also known as butazolidine.
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Comparison of adverse effects of phenylbutazone, flunixin meglumin, and ketoprofen in horses.
[8] Cross sensitivity was found between oxyphenbutazone and phenylbutazone in 3 cases, but not among various sulphonamides.
Chief Medical Officer Professor Dame Sally Davies previously said: "Phenylbutazone, known as bute, is a commonly used medicine in horses.
The Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, previously said: "Phenylbutazone, known as bute, is a commonly used medicine in horses.
Phenylbutazone is an anti-inflammatory treatment for horses which is potentially harmful to humans and by law is supposed to be kept off of plates.
The plan includes the establishment of the presence of unlabeled horse meat in food and detection of possible residues of phenylbutazone in horse meat.
Tests will also be carried out for the presence of residues of the drug phenylbutazone, used on horses but banned from entering the food chain.
Along with horsemeat, a powerful anti-inflammatory drug phenylbutazone, normally administered to horses as a pain treatment, has entered the European food chain, triggering investigations and soul-searching about the efficacy of governance in an intricately interwoven world.
In a bid to end the spiralling scandal, the tests will also look into any existence of phenylbutazone, an anti-inflammatory drug for horses and harmful to humans.
European Union-wide tests have been proposed to make sure a drug given to horses which can be dangerous to humans -- known as bute (phenylbutazone) -- has not entered the food chain.
Another 4,000 tests will be conducted on horse meat to check forthe drug phenylbutazone - an anti-inflammatory used to treat animals but considered unfit for human consumption.
In particular, there are concerns that the horses may have been treated with the veterinary drug phenylbutazone, which is banned from use in humans and foodproducing animals - although even this would lead to "a very low risk indeed that it would cause any harm to health," according to the Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies.