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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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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.