With special thanks to Shelley Grainger.
December 18th, 2019 Health Canada reports:
CHDC is sad to say that we are not the least bit surprised.
While some of the affected product may have been exported to other countries, this recall is for horse meat distributed in Quebec.
Clenbuterol is often used to treat horses with conditions such as Inflammatory Airway Disease and heaves. The administration of this drug is prohibited from use in animals that produce food or are intended for consumption as food.
This is yet another example of how the honor system when it comes to presenting horses to be slaughtered for human consumption is not working.
Thank you Yenny of Blue Sky Radio & Maureen Harper (DVM – retired).