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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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Government to run free webinars on exporting horses

News Story 1
 The UK government has announced that it will be running two free webinars for horse owners and exporters, explaining what steps to take to export horses from 1 January 2021.

The first webinar will take place on Tuesday 20 October 2020, from 9.30am to 11am. It will cover Export Health Certificate (EHC) requirements from 1 January 2021. Click here to register.

The second webinar will take place on Wednesday 4 November 2020, from 10.30am to 12pm. This session will focus on the steps that businesses need to take to export equines from the UK to the EU. Click here to register.

For more information on exporting horses and ponies after 1 January 2021, please visit the gov.uk website. 

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More cases of African swine fever confirmed in Germany

More cases of African swine fever (ASF) have been confirmed in wild boar in Germany.

According to Pig World, 20 outbreaks have been identified in two districts - Brandenburg, where the original case confirmed on September 10 was found, and near the town of Neuzelle, some 7.5 km away.

The finding represents a further seven cases confirmed by Germany's Friedrich-Loeffler Institute. A Central Crisis Team has been established to coordinate the response to the outbreak.