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COMPANION ANIMAL ANESTHETIC APPROVALS

FDA Veterinarian Newsletter July/August 2001 Volume XVI, No IV

by Germaine Connolly, D.V.M.

The approval of three original New Animal Drug Applications (NADAs) for propofol (2) and sevoflurane (1) have provided new anesthetic drugs available for use in dogs. This article describes study designs that resulted in the generation of satisfactory data used for these approvals. Results are not presented, but are available to the public in the Freedom of Information (FOI) Summary associated with each new animal anesthetic.