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Issues reported with supply of lactating cow intramammary antibiotics
Ubro Yellow Milking Cow Intramammary Suspension is one of the products to be suspended.

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.

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Boehringer Ingelheim to host online Christmas comedy special

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 Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) Animal Health is set to host a live Christmas comedy event to provide entertainment and festive fun for veterinary professionals.

BI Animal Health's Christmas Comedy Cracker is a free online event, designed to help veterinary professionals sit back and relax at the end of what has been a difficult year for the whole profession.

The event will take place online at 8pm on Thursday 17 December. Comedian Rhys James will host and the line-up also includes ventriloquist Nina Conti, comedian Zoe Lyons and musical comedy troupe The Noise Next Door.

To register your place for free please visit www.christmascomedycracker.co.uk 

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VMD and VPS announce joint open information day

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) and the Veterinary Products Committee (VPC) have announced a joint open information day covering topics such as veterinary medicines regulations, antimicrobial resistance, scientific advice and novel therapies.

Taking place on Wednesday 18 November, the virtual event will take the form of a series of pre-recorded webinars and a 'Slido' Q&A session. Links to the webinars and full instructions on how to use Slido will be available on gov.uk on 18 November. To join the mailing list for the event, email director.support@vmd.gov.uk