NSAID Ketofen 10% back in stock

NSAID Ketofen 10% back in stock

Ketofen 10% – an NSAID for cattle, pigs and horses – is back in stock and available at wholesalers following manufacturing issues, Ceva Animal Health has said.

Licensed for the management of pain associated with lameness in cattle, Ketofen 10% solution for injection contains ketoprofen 100mg/ml and has a nil milk withhold period. It reaches maximum concentration within 30 minutes of IM injection and can be used for three consecutive days in cattle if required.

Other uses
Ketofen is licensed for acute clinical mastitis and reduces oedema in the udder associated with calving.

In pigs, it is indicated to reduce pyrexia and respiratory rate associated with bacterial or viral respiratory disease, and supports treatment of mastitis metritis agalactia syndrome in sows.

In horses, it is licensed to alleviate inflammation and pain associated with musculoskeletal disorders and visceral pain with colic.

Central role
Peter Keyte, ruminant business unit manager at Ceva Animal Health, said: “Ketofen plays a central role in many practice protocols for the management of pain across a variety of species and is particularly popular among farm vets for the management of pain associated with lameness in cattle, so we are delighted that it is back in stock.”

For further details, contact a Ceva account manager.

Credit to: NSAID Ketofen 10% back in stock (Vet Times)

Vet Times. (2021). NSAID Ketofen 10% back in stock [online]

Available at: https://www.vettimes.co.uk/news/nsaid-ketofen-10-back-in-stock/

Mydrilate 0.5% Eye Drops 5ml – Product Recall

Mydrilate 0.5% Eye Drops 5ml - Product Recall

9th December 2021

Dear Customer,

Intrapharm Laboratories Ltd is recalling stock of the product in the table below. This recall has been requested by the manufacturer due to out of specification results for related substances obtained during stability testing. See attached letter dated 8th December 2021. (Click here for Letter)

NVS CodeProduct DescriptionAffected Batch NumberExpiry Date
132536Mydrilate 0.5% Eye Drops, 5ml
PL 17509/0007
YE09603/2022

What to do next?

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Kind regards,

Andrew Duxbury

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Vetpol® Veterinary Pharmacy Manager Course Meets Practice Standards Scheme Requirements

Vetpol® Veterinary Pharmacy Manager Course Meets Practice Standards Scheme Requirements

Vetpol’s Veterinary Pharmacy Manager course has been deemed an appropriate dispensing course for the purposes of the Practice Standards Scheme (PSS), making it a useful tool for staff in practices accredited, or looking to be accredited, by the PSS. This comprehensive course is engaging, simple to navigate and includes reliable information on how to successfully run a veterinary pharmacy according to best practice. Participants can use the course to evaluate how their pharmacy is currently run and advise their practice on how this can be improved to benefit clients, patients and the veterinary team.

The course successfully meets the Practice Standard Requirements 10.3.1 (Small Animal Veterinary Hospital) and 9.3.1 (Equine Veterinary Hospital), as well as the awards points 10.5.1 (Small Animal), 9.5.1 (Equine) and 8.5.1 (Farm), equipping practices to run their pharmacy in line with the PSS. Participants can be confident that this comprehensive course will cover everything they need to know to effectively promote and maintain the highest standards of veterinary care, with topics including information on how to source, dispense and monitor medications appropriately.

Vetpol Director, Caroline Johnson, explains how the course can benefit practices, “Veterinary staff who complete this course can rest assured that they are learning correct and accurate information on products and current legislation,” says Caroline. “Pharmacy management is often considered a somewhat dry topic, so we’ve designed this course to contain useful content that is relevant to clinical practice. We’ve also organised the course content in a user-friendly format, using bullet points and helpful pictures to break up the text, making the information easy to digest.”

Vetpol’s Pharmacy Manager course consists of a total of seven modules, followed by a 60 minute multiple choice question exam– so there is no delay in receiving results. The completed course is worth 15 hours of CPD. All training is completed at the participant’s own convenience online, and support is readily available through forums and social media groups or, alternatively, the Vetpol team is on hand to answer questions.  

“The course is suitable for all members of the veterinary team, including front of house employees,” says Caroline. “And it’s also very useful for SQPs intending to move into a veterinary pharmacy role, pharmacists looking to learn more about the specific needs of a vet practice pharmacy and managers of veterinary pharmacies in larger veterinary groups. Pharmaceutical company employees may also benefit from the course, as it will enable them to gain a better understanding of their customers.”

Those interested can find out more information about the course and register here: https://vetpol.uk/sqp-training-courses-online-from-vetpol/veterinary-pharmacy-manager-course/

A Quarter of Infectious Calf Scour Cases Likely to be Caused by a Mix of Disease Organisms

A Quarter of Infectious Calf Scour Cases Likely to be Caused by a Mix of Disease Organisms

MILTON KEYNES, UK, 30th November 2021

New diagnostic data from MSD Animal Health suggests nearly a quarter of infectious calf scour cases are likely to have been caused by a mix of disease organisms widespread in the UK farming environment.

Last winter the company was able to monitor scour pathogen incidence on a number of UK calf rearing units. “Between October 2020 and March 2021, we were able to examine different scour pathogen incidence thanks to our own disease surveillance scheme based on faecal sample test kits,” explains MSD Animal Health livestock veterinary adviser Dr Kat Baxter-Smith.

She adds that these ScourCheck kits are convenient, easy-to-use and accurate on farm – and will pick up the presence of rotavirus, coronavirus, E. coli or cryptosporidium infections. Their use helps farmers and their vets to discuss appropriate scour disease management approaches, depending on the mix of infectious organisms identified. Other pathogens, such as Salmonella spp and coccidia should be identified by full lab analysis.

The easy-to-use ScourCheck diagnostic kits will quickly pick up the presence of rotavirus, coronavirus, E. coli or cryptosporidium infections from a faecal sample taken from a scouring calf.

“During this six-month period, we gathered data from 112 farms and 61 percent of faecal samples taken from these calf rearing units returned a positive result – with 23 percent of these positive tests having mixed infections.”

Dr Baxter-Smith stresses that, unfortunately, treatment for infectious calf scours can be challenging and time consuming, so the key to better disease control lies in prevention of this troublesome young animal health issue.
“We know that scour continues to be a significant disease problem in young calves, particularly over the winter months. Indeed, scour is the main cause of death in animals under two months of age1. The husbandry aim therefore, simply has to be trying to stop the disease occurring in the first place,” she says.

“Practically, this means making sure your cow colostrum is as good as it can be, in addition to ensuring good environmental hygiene and management. Indeed, a good first step in terms of making your calf rearing enterprise more resilient to infectious scour problems is to give your dry cows a vaccine to boost dam colostrum quality pre-calving – and then feeding enough of this fortified feed to your newborn calves.”

Dr Baxter-Smith says that calves are most at risk from infectious scours during the first 1-4 weeks of life and need a source of protection – through passive transfer of antibodies in the colostrum – to help keep them healthy. On many units, she suggests, normal colostrum may not provide enough antibodies.

“However, vaccination of the calf’s mother with Bovilis® Rotavec® Corona between 12 and 3 weeks before calving boosts colostrum quality, allowing you to feed high levels of antibodies against rotavirus, coronavirus and E.coli F5 (K99) in early life. Calves gain protection by drinking this fortified colostrum from their vaccinated mothers.
“To ensure this passive transfer of antibodies from the dam to calves, four litres of colostrum (or at least 10 percent of calf body weight) containing 50g/litre of IgG antibodies should be fed within the first four hours of birth. This should be followed by two additional litres within 12 hours of birth. For calves left on the cow, getting four litres of colostrum requires approximately 20 minutes of continuous suckling,” she says.

References:
1. Johnson et al. (2017) Prospective cohort study to assess rates of contagious disease in pre-weaned UK dairy heifers: management practices, passive transfer of immunity & associated calf health. Veterinary Record Open 2017;4:e000226. doi:10.1136/vetreco-2017-000226

Product Recall – Revozyn RTU 400mg/ml

Revozyn® RTU 400 mg/ml Suspension for Injection for Cattle Product Recall

10th November 2021
Dear Customer,

Dechra Veterinary Products Ltd is recalling stock of the product in the table below. This recall has been requested by the manufacturer due to out of specification particle size distribution, see attached letter dated 9th November 2021. (Click Here)

NVS CodeProduct DescriptionAffected Batch NumberExpiry Date
929311Revozyn® RTU 400 mg/ml Suspension for Injection for Cattle Vm 16849/405720k09110/2022

What to do next?

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

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Andrew Duxbury

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