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Zoetis Equip® Artervac vaccine stock to expire on 13 Dec 2018
Current vaccine stock will expire on 13 December 2018.

Further stock not expected to arrive before February 2019

Zoetis have announced that stock of their Equine Viral Arteritis vaccine, Equip Artervac, is due to expire on 13 December 2018. Further stock is not expected to arrive before February 2019.

Equip Artervac is specified for the active immunisation for horses against equine arteritis virus (EVA) to reduce the clinical signs and shedding of virus in nasal secretions following infection.

In the UK, EVA is a notifiable disease. The last confirmed case in the UK was in 2012.

Zoetis is working hard to resolve the situation and apologises for any inconvenience.

Those concerned are encouraged to contact their Zoetis Account Manager or the Zoetis Technical Team on customersupportUK@zoetis.com or 0845 300 9084 choosing option 1.

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Hen charity starts work on first rehoming centre

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 The British Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT) has begun work on its first hen welfare and education centre. Located in north Devon, the 250 square metre building will comprise a state-of-the-art rehoming centre and fully equipped veterinary clinic.

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Former RCVS president to chair new Horse Welfare Board

Former RCVS president Barry Johnson has been appointed as the independent chair of a new Horse Welfare Board. Barry, who is also past chairman of World Horse Welfare, was selected by an industry panel including the British Horseracing Authority, the Racecourse Association and The Horsemen’s Group.

The welfare board aims to develop a new welfare strategy covering the whole racing industry. Mr Johnson said: “I’m very pleased to have been asked by racing to take on this role and by the sport’s commitment to continuous improvement in the welfare of racehorses."