Cookie use on MRCVSonline
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies.
If you would like to forward this story on to a friend, simply fill in the form below and click send.

Your friend's email:
Your email:
Your name:
 
 
Send Cancel

VMD releases details of seizure notice
The products were seized over suspicions they were obtained illegally or were beyond their use-by date
Products seized over suspicions they were obtained illegally

An animal medicines seizure notice has been issued to a Mr Thompson of Maidstone, Kent.

The VMD writes that the following products were seized over suspicions they were obtained illegally or were beyond their use-by date:

1 x Johnsons Fipronil spot-on solution for cats
1 x Meloxydil 1.5mg oral suspension for dogs
1 x Metacam 1.5mg oral suspension for dogs
1 x Frontline spot-on for dogs (Non-UK authorised)
1 x pipette Frontline spot-on for dogs

‘The possession and use of these products are offences under Regulation 7 (Classification, supply and possession of the product) and Regulation 8 (Administration of the product) of the Veterinary Medicines Regulations 2013,’ the VMD said. 

 

Become a member or log in to add this story to your CPD history

Wales to ban third party puppy and kitten sales

News Story 1
 The Welsh Government has said it will ban third party sales of puppies and kittens, after a consultation showed overwhelming public support.

A consultation in February received nearly 500 responses, most of whom called for greater action to improve the welfare of cats and dogs at all breeding premises.

Concerns were also raised about online sales, impulse buying, breeder accountability and illegal puppy imports.

A consultation will now be held on plans to implement a ban. Environment minister Lesley Griffiths said she will also revisit the current breeding regulations to improve welfare conditions.  

Click here for more...
News Shorts
WHO declares Congo Ebola outbreak an international health emergency

The World Health Organisation has declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

The move comes after a meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee for Ebola in the DRC. The committee cited recent developments in the outbreak in making its recommendation, including the first confirmed case in Goma - a city of almost two million people on the border with Rwanda, and the gateway to the rest of DRC and the world.

The committee also reinforced the need to protect the livelihoods of the people most affected by the outbreak by keeping transport routes and borders open.