Problem

Human use of veterinary drugs

Other Names:
Human use of drugs for animals
Incidence:
It was reported in 1994 that drug addicts in rural areas of the UK were stealing veterinary drugs from farms, where many medicines are not locked away because of their frequent use. Instances are ketamine, used to anaesthetize animals, which can induce hallucinations similar to those brought about by Ecstasy, and azaperone, which is normally used to tranquillize breeding pigs.
Narrower Problems:
Drug abuse in sports
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET