Rescheduling of Ketamine

15 March 2016

Worldwide access to Ketamine for medical and veterinary use is again under discussion, this time at the 59th UN Convention on Narcotic Drugs (14 – 22 March 2016, Vienna) where they are likely to reconsider a proposal that Ketamine be placed under international scheduling.

If this were to go forward, it would effectively eliminate Ketamine use in veterinary medicine and have significant animal welfare ramifications.

The WSAVA has initiated an online petition against the international rescheduling of Ketamine – you can sign the petition here

More information is available on the WSAVA website here