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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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Gucci pledges to go fur-free

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 Italian fashion house Gucci has announced that it will no longer use animal fur in its designs. Gucci’s president & CEO Marco Bizzarri made the announcement on Wednesday (October 11) at The London College of Fashion.

The move follows a long-standing relationship with The Humane Society of the United States and LAV - members of the international Fur Free alliance. Gucci’s fur-free policy includes mink, coyote, raccoon dog, fox, rabbit, karakul and all other species bred or caught for fur.  

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Avian flu text alert service launched in Northern Ireland

A new text system to alert bird keepers to the threat of avian flu has been launched in Northern Ireland. The service will enable bird keepers to take action to protect their flock at the earliest opportunity.

Keepers who have already provided NI's Department of Agriculture with a valid mobile number have automatically been subscribed to the service and notified by text. Bird keepers who have not yet received a text should text ‘BIRDS’ to 67300 to register.