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Norbrook recalls Carprieve Small Animal injection
Norbrook Laboratories Ltd is recalling a batch of Carprieve 5% Small Animal Solution for Injection.

Batch recalled as 'a precautionary measure'

Norbrook Laboratories Ltd is recalling a batch of Carprieve 5% Small Animal Solution for Injection over concerns about its sterility.

According to the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD), the recall affects batch number 8254-90G with the expiry date 21/06/2020. Writing on its website, the VMD said:

‘Norbrook Laboratories Ltd is recalling the [above-mentioned] batch from the marketplace as a precautionary measure as sterility cannot be assured.

'Norbrook is contacting vets and wholesalers to examine inventory immediately and quarantine products subject to this recall.'

Carprieve Small Animal Injection is designed for the control of post-operative pain and inflammation following orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery.

Veterinary surgeons or wholesalers with questions about the recall are invited to contact Ms Naomh Thompson 0044 2830264435 or by email to

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