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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: anita.vanderlaan@norbrook.co.uk

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Vets save premature penguin chick

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 Vets have saved a tiny Humboldt penguin chick after her egg was accidentally broken by her parents. Keepers at ZSL London Zoo were shocked to find the chick, named Rainbow, still alive and rushed her straight to the Zoo’s on-site veterinary clinic.

It was a little way to go until the chick should have hatched, so the process was touch and go. Vets removed bits of shell from around the chick with tweezers until she could be lifted out and placed in a makeshift nest.

Rainbow is now in a custom-built incubation room where she spends her days cuddled up to a toy penguin. Keepers will hand-fed Rainbow for the next 10 weeks until she is healthy enough to move to the penguin nursery.  

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