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SHAWG Conference 2018

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he 2018 SHAWG conference will be held on 21 November at the Drayton Manor Hotel in Staffordshire. It has the theme ‘becoming the best sheep industry for health and welfare’ and will focus on target areas for the sheep industry to ensure it is ready for the challenge post-Brexit. Speakers will include vets, consultants, academics […]


CDP Training

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Within the UK there are around 7,000 SQPs many of which are employed through AHDA members companies and organisations. All qualified SQPs need to comply with the code of practice and obtain CPD points over a given time. This is not only about collecting the necessary points required but about staying informed and gaining knowledge […]


AHDA and the EU

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It would probably not be a surprise to learn that the UK is somewhat unique within EU circles. For the prescribing of veterinary medicines the UK has multiple distribution channels (Ireland has something similar). These distribution channels enable veterinary medicines to be prescribed by vets, pharmacists and suitably qualified people (SQPs). This multi channel distribution […]


January Newsletter & Conference Update

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Have you booked your place at the AHDA Conference and Exhibition yet? If not all the full programme details and booking information can be found at on our website, don’t delay book today. We are very pleased to return to the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel for the AHDA Conference that enables us to welcome the […]


VMD approval for STARTECT

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(POM V) by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate. From 25th August, Startect, which is manufactured by Zoetis, can be prescribed through agricultural merchants who employ pharmacists or suitably qualified persons (SQPs), as well as vets. Temporary supply issues of Startect in Europe, mean farmers wishing to utilise the product, can do so with the help of […]


Farm Animal CPD Important Update

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New AMTRA compulsory CPD modules for up-skilling of farm animal SQPs regarding prescribing of anthelmintic – update on deadline date. AHDA has been informed through AMTRA that the deadline for all farm animal SQPs has now been rescheduled and will now be the 31st January 2018. The information had been sent from Paul Green at […]


Farm Animal CPD

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Farm Animal CPD The background To ensure that all farm animal SQPs continue to provide a professional and knowledgeable service in the fight against anthelmintic resistance AMTRA have prepared a new series of compulsory modules that address wormer resistance and parasite control, addressing areas that are now enhanced for newly qualified SQPs in the farm […]


AMTRA compulsory modules for Farm Animal SQPs

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The background To ensure that all farm animal SQPs continue to provide a professional and knowledgeable service in the fight against anthelmintic resistance AMTRA have prepared a new series of compulsory modules that address wormer resistance and parasite control, addressing areas that are now enhanced for newly qualified SQPs in the farm animal exam. The […]


Disposal of out of date Veterinary Medicine

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The method of disposal used will depend on the type of product and the quantity involved. It is illegal to supply a product after the expiry date shown on the pack. Pending safe disposal, out of date stock should be stored separately and labelled in such a way that the stock cannot accidentally be supplied. […]


Updated. SQP CPD Events May/June 2017

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SQP CPD Events May/June 2017 AHDA & AMTRA REGIONAL SQP CPD Dates, information and booking form are now available for download Click Here To Download Ongoing CPD is an important part of being an SQP. Don’t leave earning points until the last minute. We expect the content we are offering to be of value to […]