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VMD releases details of seizure notice
The products were seized over suspicions they were obtained illegally or were beyond their use-by date
Products seized over suspicions they were obtained illegally

An animal medicines seizure notice has been issued to a Mr Thompson of Maidstone, Kent.

The VMD writes that the following products were seized over suspicions they were obtained illegally or were beyond their use-by date:

1 x Johnsons Fipronil spot-on solution for cats
1 x Meloxydil 1.5mg oral suspension for dogs
1 x Metacam 1.5mg oral suspension for dogs
1 x Frontline spot-on for dogs (Non-UK authorised)
1 x pipette Frontline spot-on for dogs

‘The possession and use of these products are offences under Regulation 7 (Classification, supply and possession of the product) and Regulation 8 (Administration of the product) of the Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2013,’ the VMD said. 

 

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Big Butterfly Count returns

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 The world's biggest survey of butterflies is back for 2020!

Butterfly Conservation's Big Butterfly Count launches on Friday, 17 July and will run until Sunday 9 August. Members of the public can get involved by downloading the Big Butterfly Count App or recording results on a downloadable sheet available from bigbutterflycount.org/.

'It's a fantastic activity for people from three to 103 years and we'd encourage everyone to take 15 minutes in an appropriate outdoor space during sunny conditions to simply appreciate the nature around them and do their bit to help us understand butterfly populations,' said a Butterfly Conservation spokesperson. 

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New appointment at Dechra

Dechra Veterinary Products Ltd (Dechra) has announced a key appointment to support veterinary professionals across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Karen Hockley has been appointed as a telesales account manager and will provide the latest products, news and developments from Dechra. She joins the company from a large mixed practice in Northern Ireland where she was the branch manager.

Before that, Karen had worked for a multinational veterinary pharmaceutical company as a key account manager for Northern Ireland. She can be contacted at karen.hockley@dechra.com or 087 219 54 30.