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Pig sedative recalled due to product defect
Inconsistencies in the cleaning process led to low levels of previous product being carried over to the affected batch.
Low levels of previous product carried over to new batch

A batch of Stresnil solution for pigs has been recalled by Elanco Animal Health owing to a product defect.

According to an alert by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD), Elanco discovered that inconsistencies in the cleaning process led to low levels of previous product being carried over to the affected batch.

Details of the product being recalled are:
  • Stresnil 40mg/ml Solution for Injection for Pigs (Vm 00006/4141)
  • Batch number: PP1466
  • Expiry: 30/09/2019

Stresnil is a neuroleptic sedative used to treat aggression, prevention of fighting, stress (including travel-related stress) and obstetric conditions. It is also administered as pre-medication in local and general anaesthesia.

For more information on the recall, contact Matthew Edwards on elanco_orders@lilly.com, or 01256 779519.

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Report: A third of Welsh birds are in decline

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 A report by RSPB Cymru and partnering ornithology organisations has revealed that a third of bird species in Wales are in significant decline.

90 per cent of Wales is farmed and there is now pressure to implement new land management policies that will aid in nature restoration.

Patrick Lindley, Maritime Ornithologist for Natural Resources Wales, commented: “The problems that confront UK birds, whether they are breeding or non-breeding, are pressure and threats that confront entire ecosystems.

“Birds are a great indicator to the health of our environment. The continued population declines of birds of farmed, woodland and upland habitats suggest there are large geographic themes that are having a detrimental impact.”  

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BSAVA announces winner of 2019 Bourgelat Award

One of the world’s leading small animal medicine specialists is set to receive the prestigious Bourgelat Award at BSAVA Congress 2019.

Professor Mike Herrtage will be recognised for his major research into metabolic and endocrine diseases, including diabetes mellitus, Cushing’s disease and Addison’s disease.

During his career, Prof Herrtage has co-authored more than 100 scientific papers and written more than 200 other publications such as abstracts, books and chapters. He also continues to be a source of inspiration for thousands of undergraduate and postgraduate veterinary surgeons.