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Norbook recalls pain relief treatment
Norbrook has issued a recall for Meloxaid oral suspension for dogs and cats.
Manufacturer confirms increase of pH in certain batches

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has issued a product recall alert for Meloxaid Oral Suspension for Dogs and Cats.

In a statement, the VMD said: “We wish to make wholesalers and veterinary surgeons, aware that Norbrook Laboratories Ltd has issued a recall for Meloxaid 5mg/ml Solution for Injection for Dogs and Cats (Vm 02000/4397).

“Norbrook have verified that the pH of certain batches has increased over time and is out of specification.”

The issue affects batch numbers 6094-93B (Expiry Date: 03/2019, 10ml pack) and 6094-94M (Expiry Date: 03/2019, 20ml pack).

Any queries should be directed to Ms Anita Vanderlaan at Norbrook Laboratories Ltd. Tel 028 3026 4435. Email:

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Campaign highlights ‘devastating impact’ of smoking around pets

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 Leading vet charity PDSA has launched a campaign highlighting the ‘devastating impact’ that smoking can have on pets. The launch coincides with National No Smoking Day (14 March 2018) and aims to raise awareness of the risks of passive smoking and how to keep pets safe.

“Recent studies highlight that this is a really serious issue, and we want pet owners to know that they can make a real difference by simply choosing to smoke outdoors away from their pets,” said PDSA vet Olivia Anderson-Nathan. “We want pet owners to realise that, if they smoke, their pets smoke too.”  

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AWF named charity of the year

The Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) has been chosen as charity of the year by the Veterinary Marketing Association (VMA). AWF is a vet-led charity, supported by the BVA, which aims to improve animal welfare though research funding, supporting veterinary education, providing pet care advice and encouraging debate on welfare issues.

VMA has pledged a range of support, including raising awareness and funds at their awards ceremony, which takes place on Friday 16 March, as well as offering marketing support through VMA marketing workshops.