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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Disposal of out of date Veterinary Medicine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 Pending safe disposal, out of date stock should be stored separately and labelled in such a way that the stock cannot accidentally be supplied.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 […]


Updated! Reclassification of Zolvix

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Update: SCOPS Group Response to the Re Classification of Zolvix™ The recent announcement that Zolvix™ is to become a POM-VPS product on 1st July has understandably sparked some controversy. The priority of the SCOPS principles is to reduce reliance on anthelmintics. However, effective anthelmintics remain a vital tool for sheep farmers and we wish to […]


AHDA Facebook Page

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Starting today we are introducing our new Facebook page, a place to find and keep up to date with all the latest AHDA and industry related news and views. We would really appreciate if you could help us by liking and sharing our new page and help to build the AHDA online community. Thank you, […]


Workshop on Sustainable Anthelmintic Usage

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We would like to invite you to a workshop on sustainable usage of anthelmintics for roundworm control in sheep at the Moredun Research Institute on 15th February 2017. This workshop is being jointly run by Moredun and SRUC and aims to bring together people from each of the key groups involved including farmers, veterinary surgeons, […]


AHDA Conference 2017 Feedback

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We have already received some fantastic feedback from the AHDA Conference. It was fantastic to see all of the delegates, exhibitors and presenters interacting, there was certainly a buzz in the air. A special thank you has to go to the sponsors and exhibitors who support the event and also the speakers who gave up […]


Important information from the VMD

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The “Retail of Veterinary Medicines” guidance published on gov.uk has been updated to include the VMD’s expectation of what information should be assessed by the SQP (or vet or pharmacist) prior to supply taking place. VMD state that the Enforcement team will be reviewing sales activity from January 2017 to ensure compliance. Further information can […]


Suspect oxyclozanide poisoning

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The University of Bristol Farm Animal Pathology Service recently investigated a case where sheep developed swollen faces and heads. A group of 300 replacement ewe lambs had been drenched with a combination product (containing oxyclozanide and levamisole) and three days later at least six of these animals were off colour, developed droopy ears, had high […]


Ask your SQP

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Ask your SQP… your animal medicines advisor Independent regulatory authority AMTRA is encouraging animal owners to seek advice from their SQP in a new awareness campaign to raise the professional and public profile of AMTRA qualified animal medicines advisors. With almost 7,000 SQPs (Suitably Qualified Persons) working across the companion animal, farming and equine sectors, […]