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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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RCVS launches photo contest for Mental Health Awareness Week

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 The RCVS Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) is holding a photo competition for Mental Health Awareness Week to highlight the link between the natural world and wellbeing.

Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16 May) aims to encourage people to talk about their mental health and reduce the stigma that can prevent people from seeking help. This year's theme is nature - notably the connection between the natural world and better mental health.

The RCVS is calling on aspiring photographers to submit a photo on this theme to Lisa Quigley, Mind Matters manager, at l.quigley@rcvs.org.uk with a short explanation about their submission and why nature improves their mental health and wellbeing.  

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WSAVA to host free webinar on illegal online puppy trade

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) has announced a free webinar to update veterinary professionals across Europe about the illegal online puppy trade. Taking place on Tuesday, 25 May, the webinar will also discuss the importance of the new EU Animal Health Law to help prevent illegal pet sales and make sellers accountable for their actions.

WSAVA chair Dr Natasha Lee said: "Veterinary professionals regularly have to deal with the repercussions of illicit breeding and trading when presented with clinically ill and sometimes dying puppies and distraught owners. Our webinar will equip veterinarians in Europe with the knowledge to play their part in upholding the new legislation and to contribute to new solutions for regulating the online puppy trade."

For more details visit wsava.org