Guidelines for Using Zimeta™ (dipyrone injection) in Competitive Horses Announced by USEF and AQHA

Recently, both the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) updated their policies to provide competing members with guidelines for the use of Zimeta.
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Policy affects competing members use of the first and only FDA-approved product for control of fever in horses

In November 2019, Zimeta was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine for the control of pyrexia (fever) in horses. Recently, both the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) updated their policies to provide competing members with guidelines for the use of Zimeta.

For both organizations, use of Zimeta will require a properly filed medication report form documenting a 24-hour withdrawal. Additionally, administration of Zimeta will not constitute the use of a second non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), which is prohibited by USEF and AQHA rules, respectively.¹,²

Fever is a clinical sign commonly associated with various underlying infectious and non-infectious diseases in the horse, explains Daniel Dreyfuss, DVM, MA, veterinary science liaison at Kindred Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIN)

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