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Tylan 200 injection recalled owing to sterility concerns
A product recall alert has been issued for Tylan 200 mg/ml Solution for Injection.
Wholesalers and vets urged to examine their inventory immediately

A product recall alert has been issued for Tylan 200 mg/ml Solution for Injection owing to concern about the product’s sterility.

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) writes: ‘We wish to make wholesalers and veterinary surgeons aware that Elanco UK AH Ltd has issued a recall of Tylan 200mg/ml Solution for Injection (Vm 00006/4098) due to a failed periodic revalidation (media fill test) that may affect the level of sterility assurance of certain products.’

The recall affects batch no. C967336A, expiry date 07/2020. Elanco is in the process of contacting wholesalers and veterinary surgeons urging them to examine their inventory immediately and quarantine affected products.

The VMD continues: ‘This issue only applies to the batch listed above. Any other batches of Tylan 200 Injection are not impacted and may continue to be distributed. For further information regarding the recall, please contact Ms Victoria Haslingden 01256 779519 or email elanco_orders@lilly.com

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Kennel Club appoints new chief executive

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 The Kennel Club has announced the appointment of Mark Beazley, who was previously Cats Protection's director of operations, as chief executive. Mark replaces Rosemary Smart, who stepped down from the role in April after 18 years.

Mark has held several senior strategic and executive roles, including executive director at Dogs Trust Ireland and chair of the Companion Animal Working Group at Eurogroup for Animals. He was also heavily involved in the establishment of the Eu Cat and Dog Alliance.

Mark will take up his new role in October. 

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International Cat Care appoints new head of veterinary division

International Cat Care (ICC) has announced the appointment of Nathalie Dowgray as head of the charity's veterinary division.

Nathalie, who is an RCVS advanced practitioner in feline medicine, will lead the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) and a play key role in advancing knowledge and research in feline medicine.

Claire Bessant, iCatCare's chief executive said: "We're absolutely delighted to be welcoming Nathalie to the charity. She brings a depth and breadth of feline expertise and understanding which fits perfectly with the charity's work and development, and her enthusiasm for cats is infectious."