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Norfenicol solution recalled amid concerns over sterility
Norbrook Laboratories has issued a recall of Norfenicol 300 mg/ml solution for injection amid concerns about its sterility.
Some vials contain media that is not clear or transparent

Norbrook Laboratories has issued a recall of Norfenicol 300 mg/ml solution for injection amid concerns about its sterility.

The recall affects batch no. 9054-91B Norfenicol 300 mg/ml solution for injection, expiry 31/01/2021

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate said: “We wish to make wholesalers and veterinary surgeons aware that Norbrook Laboratories has issued a recall of Norfenicol 300 mg/ml solution for injection (Vm 02000/4316) for all vial sizes below 250ml. This is a precautionary measure as some of them contain media which was not clear or transparent so sterility cannot be assured.

“Norbrook Laboratories Ltd is contacting wholesale dealers and veterinary surgeons to examine inventory immediately and quarantine products subject to this recall. Other batches of Norfenicol 300 mg/ml solution for injection are not impacted and may continue to be distributed.”

To obtain further information about the recall contact Ms Naomh Thompson +44 02830 264435 or email naomh.thompson@norbrook.co.uk
 

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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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BEVA survey seeks views about antibiotic use in horses

Equine vets are being invited to participate in a BEVA survey that aims to find out more about antimicrobial resistance in equine veterinary practice.

Designed by researchers at the University of Liverpool and incoming BEVA president Tim Mair, the survey aims to fill gaps in knowledge about how antimicrobials are being used in equine practice and the landscape of resistant infections encountered in equine practice.

Researchers hope the results will lead to a greater understanding of the role of antimicrobial treatment and antimicrobial resistance in horses and protect antibiotics for the future of equine and human health.