[Vigilance for veterinary medicinal products: declarations of adverse reactions in the year 2009]

Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd. 2010 Dec;152(12):575-83. doi: 10.1024/0036-7281/a000127.
[Article in German]


During the year 2009, 134 reports of suspected adverse drug reactions (ADRs) to veterinary medicinal products (VMPs) were received (106 in the year 2008). The distribution according to species and drug classes remained in line with previous years. Companion animals were involved in most of the reports (46 % dogs, 19 % cats), followed by cattle or calves (22 %). Antiparasitic drugs made the biggest part with 30 % of the reports, followed by antiinfectives (19 %) and hormones (13 %). Some reactions following their use are specifically discussed. 95 additional enquiries about ADRs of VMPs were received by the Swiss Toxicological Information Centre in Zürich. Most of them concerned dogs or cats and antiparasitics or anti-inflammatory drugs. In the vaccinovigilance program, a total of 1020 reports were received, of which 1000 were related to the vaccination against blue tongue disease. The most frequently reported adverse reactions were aborts, mastitis or alterations of milk quality and they are specifically discussed.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Abortion, Induced / veterinary
  • Animals
  • Animals, Domestic
  • Antiparasitic Agents / standards
  • Cats
  • Cattle
  • Dogs
  • Female
  • Milk / standards
  • Pregnancy
  • Switzerland
  • Vaccines / adverse effects
  • Vaccines / classification
  • Vaccines / standards
  • Veterinary Drugs / adverse effects
  • Veterinary Drugs / classification
  • Veterinary Drugs / standards*


  • Antiparasitic Agents
  • Vaccines
  • Veterinary Drugs