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Product defect recall alert
Huvepharma N.V have contacted wholesale dealers and veterinary surgeons to examine inventory immediately.

Gallifen 200 mg/ml Suspension and Pigfen 200 mg/ml Suspension.

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has issued a product defect recall alert for two products manufactured by Huvepharma N.V.

The recall affects the following finished products from the UK market:

  • two batches of Gallifen 200 mg/ml Suspension for Use in Drinking Water for Chickens and Pheasants
  • six batches of Pigfen 200 mg/ml Suspension for Use in Drinking Water for Pigs.

The VMD writes: 'Fenbendazole content has been found lower than the agreed specification limit and sediment/caking layer is present on bottom of the bottle...Huvepharma N.V have contacted wholesale dealers and veterinary surgeons to examine inventory immediately and quarantine products subject to this recall.'

The recall affects the following batches only:

Batch No.
Expiry date
Gallifen 200mg/ml 19041748008 31/10/2021
Gallifen 200mg/ml 19091748023 30/03/2022
Pigfen 200mg/ml 18061747014 31/12/2020
Pigfen 200mg/ml 18091747020 30/03/2021
Pigfen 200mg/ml 19011747001 31/07/2021
Pigfen 200mg/ml 19031747019 30/09/2021

Further details can be obtained from Laura Kappelle


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Grants will fund projects on animal welfare topics that are relevant to the veterinary profession and help develop the student's skills as a researcher. This year, the AWF is also accepting projects which are carried out alongside EMS so long as they are supervised. For more information and to apply, visit 

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Bristol Veterinary School has announced four new PhD Studentship opportunities with a focus on cattle welfare. The projects include:

Developing a novel approach to improve the welfare of dairy cows; The impact of early life programming on resistance to helminths in ruminant livestock; The impact of change and the ability to deal with it on an individual's affective state and welfare; Harnessing 3D cameras and deep learning for on-the-fly automated body condition and mobility analysis to improve cattle welfare.

For more details and how to apply, visit the University of Bristol's website.