A synthetic progesterone used to suppress estrus in mares or synchronize it in gilts can cause reproductive system problems and other adverse effects in people who come in contact with the drugs, usually through the skin, according to an FDA alert. Some exposures to altrenogest products occurred through contact with treated animals or barn surfaces or equipment.
FDA issues warning about altrenogest products for horses, pigs
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