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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, or 01256 779519.

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Huge spike in ‘designer’ dogs going into rescue

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 The RSPCA has reported a huge spike in the number of ‘designer’ dogs arriving into its care.

Figures published by the charity show there has been a 517 per cent increase in the number of French bulldogs arriving into its kennels. During that time, the charity has also seen an increase in dachshunds, chihuahuas, and crossbreeds.

RSPCA dog welfare expert Lisa Hens said: “We know that the breeds of dog coming into our care often reflect the trends in dog ownership in the wider world and, at the moment, it doesn’t get more trendy than ‘designer’ dogs like French bulldogs and Dachshunds."


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AHDB Pork calls for stepped-up biosecurity

Pig farmers are being urged to step up biosecurity to reduce the risk of swine dysentery in their herds.

According to Farmers Weekly, AHDB Pork have confirmed cases in the north and east of the UK and is calling on producers to focus on hygiene to protect their animals.

Members of the AHDB Pork Significant diseases charter are reported to have been informed of the outbreaks.