VMD updates list of available products
The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has reported supply problems with certain lactating cow intramammary antibiotics.
The following is a list of lactating cow intramammary antibiotics that Marketing Authorisation Holders (MAHs) have noted availability problems for, along with anticipated resolution dates for each product:
|Product||Anticipated resolution date|
|Synulox Lactating Cow Intramammary Suspension (42058/4143)||First quarter of 2021|
|Tetra-Delta Intramammary Suspension (42058/4152)||First half of 2021|
|Ubro Yellow Milking Cow Intramammary Suspension (08327/4305)||Product discontinued – no return date|
|Multiject IMM Intramammary Suspension (02000/4062)||February 2021|
|Albiotic 330mg/100mg Intramammary Solution (30282/4035)||December 2020|
|Mastiplan LC, 300mg/20mg Intramammary Suspension (01708/4534)||End of November 2020|
|Cobactan MC Intramammary Suspension for Lactating Cows (01708/4444)*||December 2020|
|Combiclav Intramammary Suspension for Lactating Cows (02000/4424)||January 2021|
|Cefimam LC, 75 mg Intramammary Ointment for Lactating Cows (02000/4387)*||product discontinued – no return date|
These lactating cow intramammary products have been reported as available for veterinary surgeons to purchase:
Ubropen 600 mg Intramammary Suspension for Lactating Cows (42810/4000)
Ubrolexin Intramammary Suspension for Lactating Dairy Cows (08327/4306)
Procapen Injector 3g intramammary suspension for cattle (24745/4023)
Orbenin L.A. 200mg Intramammary Suspension (42058/4090)
Pathocef 250mg Intramammary Suspension (42058/4094)*
Please note: VMD states that the products marked with a '*' are defined as a Highest Priority Critically Important Antibiotics for human medicine and, under the Red Tractor farm assurance scheme for beef and dairy, should be used as a last resort and supported by sensitivity and/or diagnostic testing.
For further details of the supply situation for individual UK-authorised products, please contact the MAH or a wholesale dealer.