Farm Animal Veterinary News
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    Forte launches Procapen for mastitis

    Forte Healthcare has launched Procapen Injector 3g Intramammary Suspension for cattle, a prescription intramammary for the treatment of udder infections in lactating cows. Procapen contains a high dose of procaine benzyl penicillin, a narrow spectrum...
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    Sarah Tomlinson named Dairy Vet of the Year

    Sarah Tomlinson MRCVS, from Westpoint Farm Vets in Derbyshire, has been named Dairy Vet of the Year at the Cream Awards. The Dairy Vet of the Year award, which is organised by the British Dairying Magazine and sponsored by Krka UK Ltd, recognises a...
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    MSD launches the first intramuscular Lawsonia pig vaccine in the UK

    MSD Animal Health has launched Porcilis Lawsonia, the first intramuscular pig vaccine to control Lawsonia intracellularis, the bacteria which causes Ileitis. MSD says Lawsonia intracellularis is found on many finishing farms throughout the UK, and...
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    Princess Anne opens Surrey's new Large Animal Clinical Facilities

    Princess Anne has officially opened the Large Animal Clinical Facilities at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Surrey. The new facilities use teaching aids and models to allow students to refine their practical skills and build...
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    Ceva sponsors cattle foot trimming course

    Ceva Animal Health, the manufacturer of Ketofen, has announced it is sponsoring a professional foot trimming course for cattle in order to encourage vets, farmers and professional foot trimmers to work more closely together. The four-day course, which...
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    First trial of breakthrough bTB test in Wales

    Mossman Farming, a dairy farm on the west Welsh coast which has been stricken by bovine TB, has become the first to gain permission to trial PBD Biotech’s rapid Actiphage blood test for Mycobacterium bovis ( M. bovis ). PBD Biotech says the Actiphage...
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    Veterinary profession unites behind evidence-based medicine

    15 of the major UK member organisations, vet schools and policy-making bodies have come together to affirm their commitment to veterinary medicine based on sound scientific principles, in a new publication produced by RCVS Knowledge and the charity Sense...
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    World officially mad as vets complain about student vets handling sheep for charitable calendar

    The Royal Veterinary College Principal, Stuart Reid has become embroiled in a row over its students' annual charity calendar, after a veterinary vegan group complained about the month that showed veterinary students handling sheep. The photograph...
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    Free CPD webinar on trace minerals in cattle health and performance

    Virbac is hosting a free CPD webinar on the role of trace minerals in cattle health and performance. The webinar, which will be streamed live at 8pm on Wednesday 20 th November and will be available to watch for six months thereafter, is being presented...
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    Ceva launches salmonella vaccine for pigs in the UK and Ireland

    Ceva has launched Salmoporc, a salmonella vaccine for pigs, in the UK and Ireland. Salmoporc gives protection against Salmonella Typhimurium and its monophasic variants. It is administered orally to piglets and through subcutaneous injection in sows...
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    New bovine respiratory disease (BRD) vaccine

    MSD Animal Health has launched Bovilis Intranasal RSP Live, a live BRD vaccine for early life intranasal administration to dairy and beef calves from one week of age. MSD says the new vaccine reduces the clinical signs of respiratory disease and viral...
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    BVA responds to new TB study which found significant reductions in cull areas

    The British Veterinary Association has responded to a study by Downs et al assessing the effects from four years of badger culling in England on the incidence of bovine tuberculosis (bTB) in cattle. The study , published in Nature Scientific Reports...
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    BVA makes the case for eating more veal and goat meat

    The BVA, the British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA), the Goat Veterinary Society (GVS) and the British Veterinary Poultry Association (BVPA) have launched a new policy position addressing the issues surrounding surplus male animals on farms , recommending...
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    Nominations now invited for Vet of the Year Award

    Nominations are now open for the Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2020, including the Vet of the Year Award. The awards celebrate the achievements of remarkable people who dedicate their lives to improving animal health and welfare both in the UK and abroad...
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    Dechra launches injectable xylazine solution for cattle, horses, cats and dogs

    Dechra Veterinary Products has launched Nerfasin vet, an injectable xylazine solution licensed for sedation and premedication prior to general anaesthesia in cattle, horses, cats and dogs. Nerfasin vet is available in two concentrations - a 100 mg...
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    RCVS announces plan for review of ‘under care’ and 24/7 guidance

    The RCVS has published details about its plans for a comprehensive review of its guidance to the veterinary profession on ‘under care’ and out-of-hours emergency cover, including a broad timetable for evidence gathering, policy drafting, and public consultation...
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    Forte launches a dexamethasone injection

    Forte Healthcare has launched Dexafast 2mg/ml , a dexamethasone solution for injection for horses, cattle, pigs, dogs and cats. Dexafast is an injectable corticosteroid with potent, medium-acting, anti-inflammatory activity, indicated for the treatment...
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    Independent vets invited to join collaborative group

    XLVets , the collaborative group of independent veterinary practices, is inviting independent vets to come to one of three national meetings it is holding at Chesford Grange in Kenilworth to explain the benefits of joining the group. The small animal...
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    MSD launches reformulated Finadyne NSAID for cattle, pigs and horses

    MSD Animal Health has announced that Finadyne (flunixin meglumine), its NSAID for cattle, pigs and horses, has been reformulated and approved for use in food-producing animals. Fynadyne had been removed from sale last year after the Veterinary Medicines...
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    Virbac launches POM trace mineral for cattle

    Virbac has launched Multimin, a prescription only, four in one trace mineral injection to combat oxidative stress and its effects in cattle. Oxidative stress is an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants which can lead to cell and tissue damage...
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    Elanco to buy Bayer Animal Health

    Bayer has announced that Elanco Animal Health has entered into a definitive agreement to buy it's animal health business for 7.6 billion US dollars. The divestment is expected to be concluded in mid-2020, and Bayer intends to exit its stake in Elanco...
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    Most interesting OV questions get free or discounted entry to conference

    Improve International, organiser of the Official Veterinarian (OV) Conference, is offering OVs the chance to win a free or discounted ticket to attend a day of this year’s conference. To win, OVs are asked to submit a question to a speaker of their...
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    Ceva to launch salmonella vaccine for pigs

    Ceva Animal Health has announced it will launch Salmoporc, a live attenuated vaccine against Salmonella typhimurium in pigs, in 12 European countries including the UK over the rest of 2019. The company says Salmoporc has been used on German and Polish...
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    New campaign to herd sheep farmers to vets for chlamydia vaccine

    Ceva Animal Health, supplier of the Cevac Chlamydia vaccine, is supporting a new campaign to raise awareness of Enzootic Abortion of Ewes (EAE) and drive farmers to their vet to vaccinate before tupping to prevent unnecessary lamb losses and the inappropriate...
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    Animal abusers could now face five years in the slammer

    People who abuse animals could face up to five years in prison after the Environment Secretary Michael Gove introduced a new Bill to Parliament yesterday which increases the maximum sentence from the current 6 months. This, says the government, would...