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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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Report: A third of Welsh birds are in decline

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 A report by RSPB Cymru and partnering ornithology organisations has revealed that a third of bird species in Wales are in significant decline.

90 per cent of Wales is farmed and there is now pressure to implement new land management policies that will aid in nature restoration.

Patrick Lindley, Maritime Ornithologist for Natural Resources Wales, commented: “The problems that confront UK birds, whether they are breeding or non-breeding, are pressure and threats that confront entire ecosystems.

“Birds are a great indicator to the health of our environment. The continued population declines of birds of farmed, woodland and upland habitats suggest there are large geographic themes that are having a detrimental impact.”  

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British sheep meat to be exported to India in new agreement

The UK government has secured a new export deal of sheep meat to India.

In 2017, UK sheep meat exports were worth £386 million. This new agreement is predicted to increase this value by £6 million over the next five years.

With a range of meat cuts due to be exported, the deal is seen by international trade secretary, Dr Liam Fox MP, as “another vote of confidence in our world-leading food and drink”.