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Bela-Pharm issues product recall alert for Oxytobel
Oxytobel is distributed in the UK by Bimeda UK.
Recall affects batch J2101-03 Expiry 11/2018

A product recall alert for Oxytobel 10 IU/ml Solution for horses, cattle, pigs, sheep goats, dogs and cats has been issued by Bela-Pharm.

In a statement, the Veterinary Medicines Directorate said: “Bela-Pharm has identified that there is a potential for decreased levels of the preservative Chlorobutanol hemihydrate in the following batch: J2101-03 Expiry 11/2018”.

Oxytobel is distributed in the UK by Bimeda UK. Veterinary practices that have purchased the batch number are urged to contact Bimeda to arrange a collection.

Any queries related to the return of this product should be directed to Kay Cowton, Bimeda UK Sales on 01248 725400 or email uksales@bimeda.com

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Sale of microbeads now banned

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 The sale of products containing microbeads is now banned across England and Scotland, Defra has confirmed.

As part of government efforts to prevent these plastics ending up in the marine environment, retailers can no longer sell rinse-off cosmetics and personal care products containing microbeads. These tiny plastics were often added to products including face scrubs, soaps, toothpaste and shower gels.

Just a single shower is thought to send 100,000 of these beads down the drain and into the ocean, where it can cause serious harm to marine life. A ban on manufacturing products containing microbeads previously came into force in January this year. 

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George Eustice announces funding for Bovine Viral Diarrhoea

Farming minister George Eustice has announced a 5.7million funding package to help farmers tackle Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD).

The funding will be available in England for three years through the Rural Development Programme and farmers will be able to apply for one-to-one farm advisory visits by a veterinary practitioner.

The project will recruit local vets who will then work with keepers of breeding cattle to tackle BVD on their farms.