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23-03-2021

Demand strong for the next available assessment dates: With the first two blocks of AMTRA’s online written assessments for Registered Animal Medicines Advisor (RAMA/SQP) qualifications successfully undertaken in January and March, the regulatory body is looking ahead to the April assessments where even more candidates have booked their assessments.

The Animal Medicines Training...


01-03-2021

As February has reminded us, the weather in early spring can fluctuate from extreme cold to warm sunshine within a few days. A cold snap followed by rapid warming can result in a sudden and significant challenge to young lambs, as nematodirus larvae hatch in large numbers.

The delivery of an important free-of-charge service from SCOPS this spring to help sheep farmers monitor t...


25-02-2021

Experts from the Control of Worms Sustainably (COWS) group are urging dairy and suckler beef producers with autumn-born calves, to think carefully about their worm control programme this spring. Testing and treating calves only when needed might be a better way forward than using traditional routine worming programmes, which can select for resistance.

“This has been an odd wint...


16-02-2021

A diverse base of retail outlets, merchants and animal healthcare practices are recognising the commercial benefits of investing in Registered Animal Medicines Advisors (RAMAs), according to the latest renewal figures from the Animals Medicines Training Regulatory Authority (AMTRA).

AMTRA RAMAs are legally entitled to prescribe and/or supply certain veterinary medicines under t...


15-12-2020

Assessments for Registered Animals Medicines Advisor (RAMA/SQP) qualifications in both written and verbal formats have been moved online for the remainder of the 2020-21 academic year, the Animal Medicines Training Regulatory Authority (AMTRA) has announced today.

Primarily driven...