Illicit use of veterinary drugs: from ketamine to xylazine

The illict use of veterinary drugs presents a growing concern with significant implications for public health and safety. Organizing a webinar focused on this topic will fill knowledge gaps, foster collaboration, raise awareness, and equip stakeholders with the necessary tools to combat the issue effectively. By bringing together veterinarians and other experts, this webinar will contribute to acknowledging the misuse of not just ketamine but also xylazine while looking into mitigating strategies.


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Date: 7th december


Time: 2 pm (CET)


Duration: 90min


Dr. Olatunji Nasir

Chairman of the WVA Pharmaceutical Stewarship Working Group.


Dr. Rafael Laguens

President of the WVA.

Dr. Kelly S. Ramsey

Internal medicine physician, American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Dr. Lindsey Hornickel

Assistant director, Government Relations Division, American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Chen Hui Cheng

Department of Companion Animal Medicine & Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia.



Shed light on the veterinary use of xylazine, building from the experience with ketamine, including its impact on public health, and safety concerns.


Discuss the current landscape, share insights, and provide guidance on addressing this emerging issue with strategies for prevention.


Raise awareness about the clinical veterinary use of ketamine and xylazine and to promote efforts to combat its misuse by people.


  • How do I register for the webinar?

    Fill out the form at the top of the page with your personal information.

  • What do I need to participate the live webinar?

    The webinar will be via Zoom. We suggest you use a network cable connection, when possible, rather than Wi-Fi, because this provides a better, more stable connection. If you plan to use the App for mobile devices, please download it beforehand.

  • How do I join the webinar?

    All participants will receive an e-mail with the invitation to the webinar, the link to connect to the meeting and access instructions.

    To connect from a computer, click on the “Join the webinar” button.

    If you are connecting from a smartphone, tablet or iPad, open the “Zoom” application and select “Join a meeting”. The webinar ID needed to enter is stated on the approval message and reminders sent.

  • What if I can’t attend the live webinar?

    Recording of the webinar will be made available after the webinar

  • Need further assistance?

    Contact us by email: soporte@grupoasis.com

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