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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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New single-dose RHD-2 vaccine launched

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 The first monovalent vaccine to be registered in Europe for the prevention of rabbit hemorrhagic disease type 2 (RHD-2) has been launched by animal health firm HIPRA.

ERAVAC is a single-dose injectable emulsion that can be administered without the need for reconstitution beforehand. The new presentation contains 10 vials with individual doses that can be given to companion rabbits from 30 days of age. 

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New canine and feline dentistry manual announced

A new canine and feline dentistry and oral surgery manual has been published by the BSAVA. Announcing the news on its website, the BSAVA said this latest edition contains new step-by-step operative techniques, together with full-colour illustrations and photographs.

‘This is a timely publication; veterinary dentistry is a field that continues to grow in importance for the general veterinary practitioner,’ the BSAVA said. ‘The manual has been fully revised and updated to include the most relevant, evidence-based techniques.’

The BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Dentistry and Oral Surgery, 4th edition is available to purchase from www.bsava.com/shop