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2021 NOAH Compendium now available

The 2021 edition of the NOAH Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines has been published.

Published annually by NOAH, this book is sent to every veterinary practice in the UK for free. The 2021 edition includes an even larger range of products than previous years.

Chief executive Dawn Howard stated that NOAH will shortly be launching a survey for practices on the Compendiums effectiveness.

She added: "Our survey will give users of the Compendium the opportunity to say how they think we can improve it to assist them in prescribing veterinary medicines and advising animal keepers on their use. We look forward to getting your views."

Avian influenza confirmed in Redcar

A case of highly pathogenic (HPAI) H5N8 avian influenza has been confirmed in laying chickens at a commercial premises near Redcar.

All poultry in the affected area will be culled, and a 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been declared around the affected premises. The discovery comes just days after an identical strain of avian influenza was discovered in pheasants at a premises on Anglesey, Wales (28 January).

This is the thirteenth case of HPAI H5N8 in poultry in England. All bird keepers in England are currently required by law to take a range of biosecurity precautions, including housing their birds (except in very specific circumstances).