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
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.