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    Hallmark withdraws from Scottish OV contract citing veterinary salary inflation

    HallMark Meat Hygiene has announced that it has been released from its contract with Food Standards Scotland (FSS) for the delivery of meat industry official controls in Scotland, effective from 16 th September. The company provides official veterinarians...
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    Faecal egg counts now quicker and easier than ever

    Techion has announced the launch of the latest upgrade to the FECPAK g2 , which includes a raft of new features designed to make faecal egg counts quicker and easier than ever. This latest incarnation of the FECPAK G2 is now a battery-powered and wi...
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    RCVS Council to review definition of 'under care' of a vet

    The RCVS Council has today announced a 'wide-ranging' review of a number of key provisions of the supporting guidance to the Code of Professional Conduct , following ongoing discussions around trialling the development of telemedicine services...
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    BSAVA's new summit meeting to confront major issues facing veterinary profession

    The BSAVA has announced the launch of the BSAVA Summit, a new 2-day CPD event in London which will tackle the major issues facing the profession and to which all vets are invited. BSAVA Summit will take place from 16-17 December 2019 at the Royal College...
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    Vets gather to learn from aviation and maritime professionals

    Veterinary surgeons, human healthcare professionals and experts from the maritime and aviation industries gathered at the Royal Society of Medicine earlier this month to discuss and share knowledge about the contributions of human factors to patient safety...
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    BVA outlines vision for vet-led care

    The BVA has published a new policy statement outlining its 'hub and spoke' vision for the future of patient care , whereby veterinary surgeons are at hub of treatment, directing patients to and coordinating treatment by allied professionals. ...
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    Bayer launches Baycox Iron Injection for piglets

    Bayer has announced the Europe-wide launch of Baycox Iron (36 mg/ml toltrazuril plus 182 mg/ml gleptoferron) suspension for injection for piglets. Baycox Iron Injection is indicated for the concurrent prevention of clinical signs of coccidiosis (such...
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    Vets asked to get farmers to take part in milk fever survey

    Boehringer Ingelheim, manufacturer of Bovikalc and Bovikalc Dry, has launched its National Milk Fever (hypocalcaemia) Survey and is asking vets to encourage their farm clients to take part and improve the quality of data available on clinical and subclinical...
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    New survey shows how farmers rely on vets for BVD advice

    Boehringer Ingelheim's fourth National BVD Survey has found that 47% of farmers across the UK say veterinary advice was the main reason for their decision to vaccinate. 1243 farmers took part in the survey, which was held in partnership with the...
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    Product recall: Tylan 200mg/ml Solution for Injection

    Elanco has issued a recall of Tylan 200mg/ml Solution for Injection (Vm 00006/4098), its antibiotic for cattle and pigs, due to a failed periodic revalidation that may affect the level of sterility assurance. This only affects batch number C967336A...
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    Dechra launches tiamulin antibiotic for pigs and poultry

    Dechra Veterinary Products has launched Tialin ( Tiamulin hydrogen fumarate ), an antibiotic indicated to target a range of conditions in pigs and poultry. Tialin is licensed for the treatment of dysentery, colitis, ileitis, pneumonia and pleuropneumonia...
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    Norbrook launches new pour-on wormer for cattle

    Norbrook has launched Taurador Pour-on, a doramectin-based endectocide, licensed to treat gastrointestinal roundworms, lungworms, eyeworms, warbles, sucking and biting lice, mange mites and hornfly in cattle. The company says Taurador Pour-on provides...
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    Bovine TB test wins royal recognition

    Dr Ben Swift from Royal Veterinary College and Dr Cath Rees from Nottingham University have been off to Buckingham Palace to collect the Royal Dairy Innovation Award for a bovine tuberculosis test they developed together. The test, which enables the...
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    VMD offers reassurance over local anaesthetic supplies

    Following concerns about the supply of raw materials used to make the local anaesthetic, procaine hydrochloride, the Veterinary Medicine Directorate has confirmed that Pronestesic is currently available from suppliers, with normal UK availability of other...
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    Dechra launches 'breakthrough' mastitis treatment

    Dechra Animal Health has launched Revozyn RTU, billed as a revolutionary breakthrough for subclinical and clinical local mastitis in cows. Revozyn RTU, which contains 400 mg/ml Penethamate hydriodide, is the first ready-to-use injectable narrow spectrum...
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    New website promotes Veterinary Specialists

    The British College of Veterinary Specialists (BCVSp) has launched a new website, www.yourvetspecialist.org to promote the services of RCVS and European Veterinary Specialists to the pet-owning public. The new website explains what Veterinary Specialists...
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    New treatment for post parturient disorders in cattle

    Forte Healthcare (UK) has announced the launch of Utertab 2000mg (Tetracycline hydrochloride, POM-V) for the treatment and prevention of post parturient disorders in cattle. Forte highlights that Utertab's intrauterine administration allows it...
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    New vaccine against erysipelas, porcine parvovirus and leptospirosis

    MSD Animal Health has announced the launch of Porcilis Ery+Parvo+Lepto, its new vaccine against erysipelas, porcine parvovirus and leptospirosis. The new vaccine offers up to 12 months' immunity against three of the biggest diseases that cause...
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    BVA calls for review of animal welfare during live transport

    The British Veterinary Association is urging the government to put welfare at the heart of any decision-making with regards to moving livestock inside and out of the UK. In its updated position statement, the association emphasises its support of current...
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    Henry Schein AH acquired by Vets First Choice and renamed Covetrus

    Henry Schein has sold off its animal health business to Vets First Choice , a veterinary software provider, which has now re-launched the merged businesses as Covetrus. Henry Schein said in a statement on Friday that it had sold the business in order...
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    BVA & RSPCA call on Government to end non-stun slaughter

    The BVA has joined forces with the RSPCA in calling on the Government to repeal a legal exemption that permits animals to be slaughtered without pre-stunning, causing unnecessary pain and suffering. The latest figures from 2017/18 reveal that over...
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    OV qualification and revalidation process reformed

    The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has today published the results of its review of the Official Veterinarian - OCQ(V) - training qualification and revalidation process , announcing a round of changes designed to make the qualifications more relevant...
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    CVS announces cost-cutting measures after earnings warning

    CVS Group has issued a trading statement this morning which warns that its 2019 earnings are likely to be "materially below market expectations", and that the company has consequently introduced a number of cost-cutting measures. In its statement...
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    Better parasite control needed after worms in sheep found to increase methane output by 33%

    Techion, maker of the FECPAK faecal egg count diagnostic platform , is highlighting new research which showed that worm burdens in sheep can increase methane output by as much as one third. Consequently, the company says the sheep sector is going to...
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    Spot the signs of BRD and win a Berghaus gilet

    Ceva Animal Health - maker of Zeleris - is running a competition for farm animal veterinary surgeons to win a Berghaus fleece gilet by spotting the Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) risk factors in this cartoon. To enter the competition, click here...