News

Zolvix: change of legal category

The VMD has agreed to a request from the manufacturer (Elanco) to change the legal distribution category of Zolvix 25 mg/ml Oral Solution, an anthelmintic for sheep, from POM-V to POM-VPS. Zolvix  is authorised for the treatment and control of gastro-intestinal nematode infections and associated diseases of sheep. From 1st July 2017, Zolvix can be prescribed by pharmacists and SQPs....

AMTRA supports new promotion of SQPs as Animal Medicine Advisors

Independent regulatory authority AMTRA is launching a new campaign to raise the professional and public profile of SQPs. With over 6000 SQPs (Suitably Qualified Persons) working across the companion animal, farming and equine sectors, these qualified professionals offer free and impartial advice on issues such as resistance, responsible use and improved health. The campaign – to be headlined ‘Ask an...

Farmers Encouraged to Seek Advice on New Sheep Quarantine Guidelines

Sheep farmers are being encouraged to get advice from their SQP (Suitably Qualified Person) on new SCOPS (Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep) quarantine guidelines. "The reasons for quarantine treating sheep have not changed," says sheep vet, Kate Hovers, who has been involved in the training of SQPs in implementing the new guidelines, "but farmers now have a wider range...

Dorset SQP “breaches professional standards”

Dorset SQP, Peter Barker of Barkers Animal Health in Wimborne, has been sent a Letter of Warning by the AMTRA Board after serious concerns were raised about the information contained in a brochure he produced for customers. "A complaint was received by AMTRA regarding Peter Barker which was examined by the Professional Standards Committee," explains Stephen Dawson, Secretary General of...