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May 31, 2002

Equine Miracle Corp. Has Recalled Miracle Leg Paint Veterinary Drug

Grapeland, Texas (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Equine Miracle Corp. has recalled

Miracle Leg Paint for horses, 4oz container, because the product contains a mercuric chloride blistering agent, a poison to animals and humans.

There are no approved veterinary drug products that contain mercury as an active ingredient, and the use of mercuric blistering agents is not generally recognized as safe and effective. There are safety concerns for humans handling products containing mercuric chloride blistering agents. Poisoning and death have occurred in humans after applying the mercuric chloride products to large areas of the skin.

The product, administered topically on horses for the treatment of lameness, shin bucks, bows, chips, splints, and other horse leg ailments, was distributed nationwide to veterinarians, dealers, and consumers. All Miracle Leg Paint remaining on the market is subject to this recall.

To date no illnesses have been reported in connection with this product.

Consumers who have purchased this veterinary drug are urged not to use it but to instead destroy the product by contacting their local waste management services and determining appropriate methods of destruction for this toxic product. Consumers with questions may contact Equine Miracle Corp. at 1-936-687-2800.

 
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