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FVE opposes reclassification of ketamine

FVE supports the evaluations of Ketamine made by the WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence.

FVE therefore strongly opposes to restrict the availability of Ketamine by placing it in Schedule I of the 1971 UN Convention on psychotropic substances. Such re-classification of ketamine, may lead to ketamine shortage in veterinary practices which will put at risk the health and welfare of animals.

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FVE opposes reclassification of ketamine