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Eye drops recalled owing to out of specification result
The VMD has issued a product recall alert for Isathan 10mg/g eye drops suspension for dogs, cats and rabbits.

Manufacturer contacting veterinary surgeons and wholesalers 

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has issued a product recall alert for Isathan 10mg/g eye drops suspension for dogs, cats and rabbits, manufactured by Dechra Veterinary Products.

The VDM said the recall has been issued owing to an “out of specification result for particle size being found in routine stability testing”. 

The recall affects the following batch only:

Isathal 10 mg/g eye drops, suspension for dogs, cats and rabbits
Expires: March 2021

Dechra Veterinary Products is contacting veterinary surgeons and wholesale dealers to examine inventory immediately and quarantine products subject to this recall.

Further information can be obtained from Carol Morgan at Dechra Veterinary Products:

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Pair of endangered Amur leopard cubs born at Colchester Zoo

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 Keepers at Colchester Zoo are hailing the arrival of a pair of critically endangered Amur leopard cubs.

The cubs were born to first-time parents Esra and Crispin on the 9 September. This is the first time the Zoo has bred Amur leopard cubs on-site.

Amur leopards originate from the Russian Far East and north-east China. In the wild they are threatened by climate change, habitat loss, deforestation and the illegal wildlife trade.

The cubs are said to be “looking well” and are expected to emerge from their den in a few weeks.  

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RCVS names Professor John Innes as chair of Fellowship Board

Professor John Innes has been elected chair of the 2019 RCVS Fellowship Board, replacing Professor Nick Bacon who comes to the end of his three-year term.

Professor Innes will be responsible for making sure the Fellowship progresses towards fulfilling its strategic goals, determining its ongoing strategy and objectives, and reporting to the RCVS Advancement of the Professions Committee on developments within the Fellowship.