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Product defect recall alert
Huvepharma N.V have contacted wholesale dealers and veterinary surgeons to examine inventory immediately.

Gallifen 200 mg/ml Suspension and Pigfen 200 mg/ml Suspension.

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has issued a product defect recall alert for two products manufactured by Huvepharma N.V.

The recall affects the following finished products from the UK market:

  • two batches of Gallifen 200 mg/ml Suspension for Use in Drinking Water for Chickens and Pheasants
  • six batches of Pigfen 200 mg/ml Suspension for Use in Drinking Water for Pigs.

The VMD writes: 'Fenbendazole content has been found lower than the agreed specification limit and sediment/caking layer is present on bottom of the bottle...Huvepharma N.V have contacted wholesale dealers and veterinary surgeons to examine inventory immediately and quarantine products subject to this recall.'

The recall affects the following batches only:

Batch No.
Expiry date
Gallifen 200mg/ml 19041748008 31/10/2021
Gallifen 200mg/ml 19091748023 30/03/2022
Pigfen 200mg/ml 18061747014 31/12/2020
Pigfen 200mg/ml 18091747020 30/03/2021
Pigfen 200mg/ml 19011747001 31/07/2021
Pigfen 200mg/ml 19031747019 30/09/2021

Further details can be obtained from Laura Kappelle


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Vet Professionals offering webinars on feline health for vets

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 Vet Professionals - a company that provides advice and information to pet owners and veterinary staff - are offering free 'ten-minute tips' education sessions on a range of topics related to feline health.

The webinars are held on Wednesdays at 1.30pm via Zoom. Sessions typically last around 30 minutes and include a live Q&A session.

Upcoming sessions include:

- 'How to place naso-oesophageal feeding tubes in cats' - 14 October
- 'How to place oesophagostomy feeding tubes in cats' - 28 October
- 'How to calculate tube feeding nutritional requirements' - 18 November.

Full details on future sessions, as well as links to previous webinars and video tutorials, are available on the Vet Professionals website. 

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