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Newsdesk Live: How will bute being found in horse meat affect the food chain?

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Published on Feb 15, 2013

Newsdesk Live: How will bute being found in horse meat affect the food chain?

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Eight horses slaughtered in the UK have tested positive for the veterinary painkiller bute, according to the Food Standards Agency. Phenylbutazone can cause rare, life-threatening conditions in humans, such as blood dyscrasia. Special correspondent Felicity Lawrence explains the significance of the drug entering the food chain.

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