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Prednidale tablets recalled over 'microbial contamination'
The VMD has issued a product defect recall alert for two batches of Predinale 5 mg tablets.
Recall applies to two batches of Prednidale 5 mg tablets.

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has issued a product defect recall alert for two batches of Prednidale 5 mg tablets for dogs and cats, used in the treatment of inflammatory and allergic conditions.

In a press release, the VMD writes that the product, manfactured by Dechra Veterinary Products, is being recalled owing to 'microbial contamination'. The recall applies to the following batches only:

119501 Predinale 5mg Tablets Expiry July 2021
120633 Predinale 5mg tablets Expiry October 2021

The VMD states: 'Dechra Veterinary Products is contacting wholesale dealers and veterinary surgeons to examine inventory immediately and quarantine products subject to this recall.'

More information about the recall is available via Ms Carol Morgan at

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AWF Student Grant Scheme opens for applications

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 The Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) is inviting applications to its 2021 Student Grant Scheme for innovative projects designed to impact animal welfare. The scheme welcomes proposals from undergraduates studying veterinary and animal welfare degrees, but students from other disciplines are also welcome to apply.

Grants will fund projects on animal welfare topics that are relevant to the veterinary profession and help develop the student's skills as a researcher. This year, the AWF is also accepting projects which are carried out alongside EMS so long as they are supervised. For more information and to apply, visit 

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Survey seeks views on keeping cows with calves

Researchers at Scotland's Rural College are seeking views from dairy farmers on keeping cows with calves.

Their study entitled 'Keeping Cow with Calf: bringing innovation to dairying in Scotland' aims to find out the motivations and reservations about operating a cow-with-calf dairy system.

The survey will help researchers build an evidence base and gauge what support farmers need to move to this practice. For more information, or to complete the survey, visit