American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs in Food Producing Animals

De Vito Virginia

DOI : 10.3844/ajavsp.2015.85.90

American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Volume 10, Issue 2

Pages 85-90


Providing adequate food supply to meet the demands of a growing population is a challenge for this century. The food producing animals bred in optimized conditions supply a large amount of food derivatives. At the same time, society has become progressively more concerned about animal suffering and aware of the need of pain prevention and treatments. One of the measures aimed at improving animals welfare is pain management a rational and controlled use of the anti-inflammatory drugs such as Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs). However, NSAIDs residues in biological matrices are still an issue. In addition veterinary pharmacology still has a reduced drug armamentarium if compared with human medicine. In order to address these shortfalls investigations on new NSAIDs (off label drug) in food producing animals are needed.


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