Product Recall – Zantac 75

Product Recall - Zantac 75

28th October 2019

Dear Customer

Omega Pharma Limited is recalling ALL unexpired stock of the product in the table below. This recall has been requested by the manufacturer see attached MHRA Drug Alert Class 2 dated 25 October 2019.

NVS Product Code: 142554

Product Description: Zantac 75

PL Number: 02855/0082

Zantac Product Recall

Please examine your stock immediately & quarantine the product if you have this in stock.

If you have any of the affected stock, then please contact our Customer Services Team on 01782 771111 (Option 3) to arrange the return of the products.

This affected product will only be accepted until Friday 15 November to ensure we meet the deadline given by the manufacturer.

If you do not have any stock, please confirm by completing the form & return to nvsbatchrecall@nvs-ltd.co.uk or give to your driver. (Click ‘More Information)

If you require any further information please contact our Customer Service Department on 01782 771 111.

Kind regards

Andrew Duxbury
(Responsible Person)

Ranitidine 150mg/10ml Oral Solution Product Recall

Urgent Product Batch Recall

This recall is being carried out to Practice Level

25th October 2019


Dear Customer


Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd is recalling ALL unexpired stock regardless of LOT number of the products in the table below. This recall has been requested by the manufacturer see attached MHRA Drug Alert Class 2 dated 25 October 2019.

NVS Product Code Product Description PL Number Brand
207950 Ranitidine150mg/10ml Oral Solution 300mls bottle 00427/0132 Rosemont
Ranitidine-Product-Recall

Please examine your stock immediately & quarantine the product if you have this in stock.

If you have any of the affected stock, then please contact our Customer Services Team on 01782 771111 (Option 3) to arrange the return of the products.

This affected product will only be accepted until Friday 15 November to ensure we meet the deadline given by the manufacturer.

If you do not have any stock, please confirm by completing the form & return to nvs.enquiry@nvs-ltd.co.uk or give to your driver. (Click ‘More Information’)

If you require any further information please contact our Customer Service Department on 01782 771 111.

Kind regards

Andrew Duxbury (Responsible Person)

Meet our Customer Excellence Manager

Meet our Customer Excellence Manager:

Lisa Beardmore

 

Lisa Beardmore

I started in the warehouse picking and packing on a part–time basis as I was at college at the time. I then started full-time and worked in a number of roles at our original Fenton site.

Once we moved to the Talke site I spent a few years still in the Order Line team then I moved to Customer Services dealing with customer complaints and queries. I’m now one of the Customer Excellence Managers and have just completed my 30 year’ service!

 

Making sure that the team are happy and that customers get the best experience possible.

Knowing that you are helping people to provide a service to sick animals and know two days are ever the same.

It is the people that I work with, you form a relationship with them, and they become your extended family.

I like to watch sci- fi films, cooking and listening to music.

I love a good Sunday roast dinner.

Working for the same company for 30 years and most of all, my loving family.

Honest, Positive, Hard working.

Top 5 must have cleaning brushes

The top must have cleaning brushes for your veterinary practice

An effective cleaning process is one of the most important aspects of ensuring effective and safe sterilisation of your instruments and devices. Additionally, bioburden such as blood can damage your instruments which is another reason as to why each instrument is cleaned properly after each use.

To enable efficient cleaning and disinfection prior to sterilisation you need the right detergent and the right tools for each individual instrument or device. Your instruments all vary in shapes and sizes so it’s vital to use the right shape brushes for optimal cleaning efficacy. And remember:

“An instrument can be clean without being sterile, but it can’t be sterile without being clean”

We have created a list of some of the top must have basic cleaning brushes and some examples of the instruments that these can be used for:

Toothbrush style – Designed to reach fine surfaces of devices such as retractors and the textured surfaces of forceps

These brushes are available with both nylon and stainless-steel bristles. We recommend using a stainless-steel brush for serrations or box joints, but avoid using stainless steel brushes for insulated or coated instruments as this can damage the instrument.

black-handle-brush

Channel style – Used to clean instruments and devices with a lumen or a channel

Bioburden can build up inside cannulated instruments and devices which can damage both the instrument and the patient. It is important to choose an appropriate diameter brush for your cannulated instruments. If the brush is too small, it will not clean effectively and if it is too large it can damage the inside of the instrument.

• Pipe cleaner – Great for removing moisture and residue from the inside of cannulated instruments
• Endoscopy channel cleaning brush – Ideal for cleaning the channels of both rigid and flexible endoscopes as well as cannulated instruments and devices
• Double ended cleaning brush – ideal for laparoscopic instruments

General style – For cleaning larger surfaces of instruments such as retractors and instruments with box locks.

Remember to regularly inspect your cleaning brushes. Any brushes with damaged bristles should be replaced to ensure efficient instrument cleaning.

Some instruments may require specialist brushes, please contact for the full instrument cleaning brush range.

Unsure about what cleaning brush to use? Check out our “Instrument Cleaning Brush Selector”

Credit:

TOP 5 MUST HAVE CLEANING BRUSHES | STERIS IMS ANIMAL HEALTH

In-text: (STERIS IMS Animal Health, 2019)

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Nurses from the veterinary community gather for Royal Canin’s first ever Pet Health Councillor and Weight Management Congress

Nurses from the veterinary community gather for Royal Canin’s first ever Pet Health Councillor and Weight Management Congress

Obesity and weight management, dermatology cases for nurses and animal behaviour were key themes at Royal Canin’s first ever Pet Health Councillor and Weight Management Congress. 

Hosted at De Vere Tortworth Court Gloucestershire, the three-day Congress featured a series of lectures and seminars from industry experts on topics such as feline feeding behaviour and its effect on Obesity and Urinary disease, assisting in a skin case work up and how to run an effective obesity clinic.

Keynote speakers included Dr Cecilia Villaverde, who delivered a lecture on the subject of ‘Nutritional Truths and Feeding the Hospitalised Patient’, and behavioural medicine specialist Sarah Heath, who explored feline behaviour.

Citing both personal and industry research, Dr Villaverde argued that there are multiple ways to achieve a complete and balanced diet. She recommended to delegates that a nutritional evaluation needs to be performed for every pet at every visit to give a specific written recommendation for diet choice, feeding method and amount to feed.

While Sarah Heath explored in detail the role that physiological stress plays in the aetiology of FLUTD. Identifying elements of the cat’s social and physical environment which could be contributing to its stress levels, and implementing appropriate and environmental interventions to deal with them, she said, are key to long-term success in managing FLUTD.

Other speakers included Alex German, Professor of Small Animal Medicine at the University of Liverpool; Grant Petrie, Internal Medicine Specialist; and Jon Bowen, Honorary Lecturer in Small Animal Behaviour.

Small Animal Surgery Specialist Andrew Tomlinson added to the conversation with an interesting lecture exploring the relationship between obesity and the development of orthopaedic disease. Weight Management Specialist Georgia Woods RVN, also spoke to delegates about recognising and treating pet obesity.

Royal Canin’s Caroline Burke, alongside communication specialists Beverley Dean and Steve Wedd, led a workshop on how to communicate about Obesity with owners.

Erin Carr, Veterinary Marketing Executive at Royal Canin, said: “Our first ever Pet Health Counsellor and Weight Management Congress was a fantastic success, with members from all corners of the veterinary community joining us to explore the latest research in animal obesity and behaviour.

“On behalf of everybody at Royal Canin, I would like to say thank you to all of our guests and speakers for their support. I look forward to seeing how the evidence and insight shared at our Congress continues to benefit the veterinary community in the months and years ahead.”

See highlights from the three-day event here: https://vetportal.royalcanin.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/RCVETS_Smsll-copy.mp4?_=1

New Farmer Engagement Tool will help Vets Improve Client Beef Suckler Systems

New Farmer Engagement Tool will help Vets Improve Client Beef Suckler Systems

A new on-farm audit tool from MSD Animal Health will help vets in practice engage more proactively with beef suckler producers. The tool also enables the development of an action plan for the farmer to address the key areas influencing optimum herd health and performance.

Speaking at the BCVA launch of a new Suckler Herd Performance Checklist, Ellie Button MRCVS of Howells Veterinary Services said the new engagement tool helps a vet assess performance across the five crucial time periods and processes impacting on the success of beef suckler herds (see figure 1). Mrs Button is one of five practising veterinarians focused in beef production that collaborated to develop the tool based on their own working experiences, clinical research studies, economic data and industry recommendations.

“For example, reducing calf morbidity and mortality rates in a suckler herd starts with management practices before conception. Optimum performance also requires following proper management protocols throughout the youngstock period from birth to weaning, including effective colostrum administration, vaccination, nutrition and hygiene,” said Mrs Button.

Drawing on results from MSD Animal Health’s recent National Youngstock Survey1 Mrs Button said that, on average, beef suckler producers rate their management practices at 7 out of 10 in these crucial areas. However, in the surveyed farms, 83% left colostrum to natural suckling only and 79% never checked colostrum quality.

“The survey results also highlighted an opportunity for farmers to engage more with their vets during disease outbreaks. While 72% experienced scour and 34% experienced mortality due to scour, only 41% had the cause of scour diagnosed. The findings are similar for pneumonia cases: 57% experienced pneumonia, which caused 34% to experience mortality. However, fewer than 30% of those surveyed had the cause of pneumonia diagnosed. This data suggests there is significant room for improvement on many UK beef suckler units and we as vets can help,” she said.

“The new checklist also provides a tool to use during routine health planning, for a thorough approach looking at aspects of animal health in depth. It can be used to provide confidence to vets who are less experienced with suckler herds and allow them to have a structured evidence-based approach on farm.”

According to MSD livestock veterinary advisor Dr Kat Baxter-Smith, the new checklist explores, records and scores suckler herd performance to allow the vet to identify the strengths and weaknesses of an individual unit’s environment and processes.

“Working through a series of 10 questions within each of the five areas – designed to tease out where a rearing unit is in terms of accepted best management practice – allows vet and farmer to quickly pinpoint any areas needing attention. What’s more, repeating the checklist every six or 12 months is a great way to keep things on track, allowing both parties to monitor progress against agreed targets,” said Dr Baxter-Smith.

“A similar style of checklist has been available to youngstock rearing units in the dairy industry for more than a year now, with several vets reporting that it has proved integral in their work with farmers to help reduce calf morbidity and mortality rates. Use of the checklist approach is also helping cut antibiotic usage through the implementation of preventative health practices such as vaccination,” she said.

 

Suckler Herd

Figure 1: The key processes and time periods impacting on

optimum suckler herd performance

 

  1. Optimising fertility and managing pregnancy
  2. Getting calving and neonatal management right
  3. Managing young calves: the first 24 hours to 42 days of age
  4. Managing older calves: 42 days of age to weaning
  5. Setting goals and measures

 

Reference:

  1. MSD Animal Health National Youngstock Survey (2018).

Zantac Product Recall

Product Recall - Zantac

8th October 2019

Dear Customer

Glaxo Welcome UK Ltd is recalling ALL unexpired stock of the products in the table below. This recall has been requested by the manufacturer see attached MHRA Drug Alert Class 2 dated 8th October 2019.

NVS Product Code

Product Description

PL Number

41154

Zantac Syrup 150mg/10ml

10949/0108

109204

Zantac 150mg Tablets

10949/0042

872313

Zantac 300mg Tablets

10949/0043

11988

Zantac injection 50mg/2ml

10949/0109

Please examine your stock immediately & quarantine the product.


Then return the completed form with any stock via the normal returns procedure to NVS. If you do not have any stock, please confirm by completing the form & return on fax number 01782 785136.
(Click ‘More Information’ to complete the form)

If you require any further information please contact our Customer Service Department on 01782 771 111.

Lifelong Health

Code Description Size Price
65821 Feline Maint/Adult Lamb Hills 10KG £21.80
65791 Feline Maint/Adult Lamb Hills 2KG £6.41
55554 Feline Maint/Adult Tuna Hills 2KG £6.41
157569 Feline Maint/Adult Tuna Hills 6x400G £7.79
88407 Feline Adult H/Ball Cont Hills 5KG £14.15
289255 Feline Adult H/Ball Cont Hills 1.5KG £5.53
157533 Feline Kitten Chicken Hills 6x400G £7.79
41713 Feline Senior Chicken Hills 5KG £13.50
70361 Feline Light Tuna Hills 5KG £13.50
899720 Feline Youthful 7+ Chick Hills 6KG £16.92