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MSD found in breach of NOAH code on promotion
Bovilis BVD is a bovine viral diarrhoea vaccine for cattle.
Breach regards promotional material for Bovilis BVD

Pharmaceutical company MSD Animal Health has been found to be in breach of the NOAH Code of Practice for the Promotion of Animal Medicines.

The breach is with regard to a promotional leaflet and advertisements for Bovilis BVD, a bovine viral diarrhoea vaccine for cattle. The NOAH Code of Practice Committee concluded that the tagline “P.I. or not P.I.? That is the question!” was in breach of Clauses 4.3 (i), (ii), (iii) and 4.6 of the Code of Practice.

Further details of the Committee ruling are expected to be made shortly and will be published on the NOAH website. 

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ZSL London Zoo shares animal X-rays

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 A selection of X-ray images showing the inner workings of frogs, turtles, snakes and geckos have been shared by veterinary surgeons at ZSL London Zoo.

Taken as part of a routine health check, the images have been shared as part of ‘Vets in Action’ week - a hand’s on role-playing experience for children that explores the life of a zoo vet.

ZSL London Zoo veterinary nurse Heather Mackintosh said: “It’s great to be able to share the work that goes on behind the scenes at the Zoo to keep our residents in tip-top condition – and our visitors are always amazed to find out more about their favourite animals.” 

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Vets in developing nations given free access to BSAVA’s online library

BSAVA has teamed up with the WSAVA, the WSAVA Foundation and FECAVA to offer vets in developing nations free access to its online library.

The Association’s ‘Foundation Collection’ is comprised of more than 70 hours of articles, lectures and book chapters covering topics such as basic handling skills, working on a budget and emergency triage. Some of the countries set to benefit include Albania, Georgia, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda and Tanzania.

Nicolette Hayward, of BSAVA International Affairs Committee said: “Our mission is to promote excellence in small animal practice through education and science, so we are delighted to work with WSAVA, the WSAVA Foundation and FECAVA to share these high-quality resources to the veterinary profession in low and middle-income countries.”