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  • Introducing CircoMax Myco Image

    CircoMax Myco is a new vaccine intended for active immunisation of pigs over the age of three days to reduce disease associated with porcine circovirus type 2 infection and lung lesions associated with Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae infection. It has received a positive opinion for granting of marketing authorisation and therefore should be on the veteri...

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  • Introducing Enteroporc Coli AC Image

    Enteroporc Coli AC is an immunological medicinal product that stimulates active immunity in pregnant gilts and sows. This results in the passive immunisation of their piglets against certain strains of Escherichia coli and Clostridium perfringens type A and C. It has received a positive opinion for granting of marketing authorisation and therefore...

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  • Introducing Nobivac DP Plus Image

    Nobivac DP Plus is a vaccine against canine distemper virus and canine parvovirus for use in puppies from 4 weeks of age. It should be on the veterinary market in the near future. Most vaccinations are usable only from 6 weeks of age, however this vaccination is available from only 4 weeks of age and therefore can help protect puppies against these...

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  • Introducing Rexxolide Image

    Rexxolide is an antibiotic for injection containing tulathromycin in cattle, sheep and pigs. It has received a positive opinion for granting of marketing authorisation and therefore should be on the veterinary market in the near future. There are many other brands already on the veterinary market containing tulathromycin and the antibiotic is widel...

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    Managing your pet's kidneys

    30 September 2020 (Last Updated: 30 September 2020) - by in Veterinary Matters

    It’s been reported that 80% of our older cats have kidney disease in some form. This unfortunately isn’t surprising as the kidneys have very little capacity to repair themselves. Any age-related changes are often permanent and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is not an uncommon diagnosis in older pets. Our pet dogs can be affected too with...

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    Introducing Librela

    24 September 2020 (Last Updated: 24 September 2020) - by in Veterinary Matters

    Librela is an innovative new drug for the alleviation of pain associated with osteoarthritis in dogs. The medication contains a canine monoclonal antibody (mAb) which targets nerve growth factor (NGF). This inhibits NGF-mediated cell signalling which has been demonstrated to provide relief from pain associated with osteoarthritis. The product is ad...

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  • Allergies in cats & dogs - a vet guide Image

    Allergies in cats & dogs - a vet guide

    20 August 2020 (Last Updated: 20 August 2020) - by in Veterinary Matters

    Just like us, our pets can be allergic to things they are exposed to. This can include allergies to pollen, food and even dust mites. In fact research shows that just over 1 in 10 dogs and cats have allergic skin disease in some form! Below is a summarised guide of how to spot and approach the problem. What are the signs of allergies in animals? Th...

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  • New Product Innovax-ND-ILT Image

    Innovax-ND-ILT is a vaccination that stimulates active immunity against Newcastle Disease (ND), Avian Infectious Laryngoracheitis Virus (ILT) and Marek’s disease (MD). It has recently been granted marketing authorisation and so will be available in the near future. The product is particularly beneficial as it is suitable for one day old chick...

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  • New Product Mhyosphere PCV ID Image

    Mhyosphere PCV ID is a vaccination for pigs against Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae and Porcine Circovirus type 2a. This product has recently passed it’s marketing authorisation so will be available in the near future. Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae causes Porcine Enzootic Pneumonia, a lung disease that is estimated to be in up to 80% of pig herds through...

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  • Why It's Important To Ban Puppy Imports Image

    Why It's Important To Ban Puppy Imports

    10 August 2020 - by Marc Abraham BVM&S MRCVS (Guest Author) in Veterinary Matters

    Ban Puppy Imports Campaign and Petition For most of us, 2020 was the much-anticipated year of change, hope, and positivity, as most turns of the decade promise. Sadly, as we all know too well, this year has proven to be quite the opposite, with human tragedy and an undercurrent of uncertainty now the norm. Sadly in the world of animal welfare th...

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