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Norbrook Laboratories Ltd issues recall of anaesthetic
product recall
The affected UK brand names are Inductofol (licence no: 02000/4274) and Vetofol (licence no: 02000/4244).
Coring issue reported for Propofol Emulsion for injection
Wholesalers and veterinary surgeons are being made aware of a product defect recall for Propofol Emulsion for Injection, which is manufactured by Norbrook Laboratories Ltd.

All batches of Propofol Emulsion for Injection 1.0% w/v that are currently on the market are being recalled, due to an issue of coring.

In a statement, the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) said: ‘An issue of coring has been reported, where the shearing off of a portion of the 20mm bromobutyl bung occurs as the vial is pierced to withdraw the product. This may result in particles from the bung entering the product and potentially being drawn up into the syringe upon extraction of the product from the vial. It may also result in the bung not resealing fully after use.’

The affected UK brand names are Inductofol (licence no: 02000/4274) and Vetofol (licence no: 02000/4244).

For further information contact Mrs Deborah Curran on 028 3026 4435 or email

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New DNA testing scheme for the Russian black terrier

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 A new DNA testing scheme for juvenile laryngeal paralysis and polyneuropathy (JLPP) in the Russian black terrier has been approved by The Kennel Club.

JLPP is a genetic disease that affects the nerves. In affected dogs, it starts with the nerve that supplies the muscles of the larynx leading to muscle weakness and laryngeal paralysis.

To find out which laboratories the Kennel Club is able to record results from, and which labs will send results direct to the Kennel Club, visit


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Feline art marks 90 years of Cats Protection

Sussex-based charity Cats Protection is hosting a prestigious art exhibition to mark its 90th anniversary.

More than 200 paintings provided by members of the Society of Feline Artists will go on show at the charity's National Cat Centre in Chelwood Gate (28 April - 7 May).

"Art enthusiasts, students and cat lovers alike will all enjoy the exhibition, and we hope it will also inspire some of our younger visitors to get sketching," said Cats Protection's director of fundraising, Lewis Coghlin.