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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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MSD Animal Health announces three new research bursaries

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 MSD Animal Health has announced three new research bursaries for veterinary surgeons in the areas of swine, poultry and aquaculture. The bursaries, worth up to £4,000, add to MSD's existing bursaries in ruminant and companion animal research.

Projects are expected to be completed within one to two years, and the proposals will be judged by university academics to ensure that assessment remains independent. Full project design and application guidelines, including the specific disease/subject areas, can be found on MSD Animal Health's website

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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