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1st July 2019
Urgent: Please read

Due to essential maintenance work being carried out in our dispatch area on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th July, it is possible that there may be some delay to deliveries. Please bear this in mind when placing orders.

We will endeavour to keep any delays to a minimum and should be able to dispatch any delayed orders on Monday 22nd July for delivery on Tuesday 23rd July.

Our apologies for an inconvenience that this may cause.

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18th June 2019
2019 Inaugural TBAS conference

TB is a devastating disease for the UK cattle industry, affecting livelihoods, animal health and welfare, herd genetics and farmer wellbeing. The ‘Bovine TB Strategy Review', led by Prof. Sir Charles Godfray, highlighted the need for industry stakeholders to take greater ownership of disease control.

Come along to the inaugural TBAS conference to learn more about what can be done to reduce the risk and impact of TB on your farm. 

Date & Time: Wednesday 26th June 2019 at 9am
Venue: Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, GL7 6JS.

Agenda

9.00 Registration and trade stands
10.00 Opening address Prof. Sir Charles Godfray, University of Oxford
10.20 TB in England - Where are we going? Prof. James Wood, University of Cambridge
10.50 Disease control in practice - What can we do? James Russell, British Cattle Veterinary Assoc.
11.30 Coffee break and trade stands
12.00 The role of wildlife in TB transmission Andy Robertson, University of Exeter
12.30 Building resilience into your business Sarah Tomlinson, Technical Director, TBAS
1.00 Lunch, trade stands and workshops
2.30 TB - a farmer's perspective Mark Jelley, Beef Farmer, Northants
3.00 Panel discussion
3.30 Closing remarks Prof. Sir Charles Godfray, University of Oxford
3.45 Tea and trade stands
4.30 Event closes

Tickets are priced at £100 + VAT. However, farmers can attend for the discounted price of just £25 + VAT.

To book your place, please visit http://bit.ly/TBAS2019

 

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18th June 2019
Tackling TB - A collaborative approach to disease control

TB is a devastating disease for the UK cattle industry, affecting livelihoods, animal health and welfare, herd genetics and farmer wellbeing. The ‘Bovine TB Strategy Review', led by Prof. Sir Charles Godfray, highlighted the need for industry stakeholders to take greater ownership of disease control.

Come along to the inaugural TBAS conference to learn more about what can be done to reduce the risk and impact of TB on your farm. 

Date & Time: Wednesday 26th June 2019 at 9am
Venue: Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, GL7 6JS.

Agenda

9.00 Registration and trade stands
10.00 Opening address Prof. Sir Charles Godfray, University of Oxford
10.20 TB in England - Where are we going? Prof. James Wood, University of Cambridge
10.50 Disease control in practice - What can we do? James Russell, British Cattle Veterinary Assoc.
11.30 Coffee break and trade stands
12.00 The role of wildlife in TB transmission Andy Robertson, University of Exeter
12.30 Building resilience into your business Sarah Tomlinson, Technical Director, TBAS
1.00 Lunch, trade stands and workshops
2.30 TB - a farmer's perspective Mark Jelley, Beef Farmer, Northants
3.00 Panel discussion
3.30 Closing remarks Prof. Sir Charles Godfray, University of Oxford
3.45 Tea and trade stands
4.30 Event closes

Tickets are priced at £100 + VAT. However, farmers can attend for the discounted price of just £25 + VAT.

To book your place, please visit http://bit.ly/TBAS2019

 

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31st May 2019
Badger Vaccination in East Sussex

Vaccination gives badgers some protection against TB and so offers the potential to reduce TB in cattle. Larger-scale badger vaccination projects are already underway in Derbyshire, Cheshire and Nottinghamshire. Please come along to find out more about badger vaccination and to share your thoughts on a pioneering badger vaccination project in East Sussex.

Monday 10th June, 2019 at 7pm
The Boship Hotel, Lower Dicker, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 4AT

6.30pm Registration, tea and coffee

7.00pm TB in East Sussex - what's going on and what role do badgers play?
APHA speaker

7.15pm Badger vaccination - all you need to know
Dr Andy Robertson, University of Exeter

8.00pm Badger vaccination in East Sussex - the story so far
Daryl Farmer, Sussex Wildlife Trust

8.30pm Panel discussion

9.00pm Close

To book your FREE place, please call 01306 779410, or email info@tbas.org.uk

The TB Advisory Service offers FREE bespoke advice to cattle farmers in the High Risk and Edge Areas of England. Find out more at tbas.org.uk

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28th November 2018
Suspension of Veterinary Medicines containing the excipient Diethanolamine (DEA) - update

Update 28/11/2018

Please note that these the products listed below are no longer licensed for use in food producing animals. You will need to discuss alternatives with your own vet.

  • Allevinix 50 mg/ml Solution for Injection for Cattle, Pigs and Horses 
  • Cronyxin Injection, 5% w/v Solution for Injection 
  • Finadyne 50 mg/ml Solution for Injection 
  • Flunixin 50 mg/ml Solution for Injection for Cattle, Horses and Pigs 
  • Meflosyl 5% Solution for Injection 
  • Tribrissen 48% Suspension for Injection

This has been done in the light of the scientific opinion of the Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (the scientific advisory committee to the European Medicines Agency) that there may be a risk to humans from consuming food from animals treated with products containing DEA.

The Farmacy Team

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28th September 2018
RABI Christmas cards, calendars & notelets

Is it too early to talk about Christmas? R.A.B.I are already taking orders for their Christmas card, notelets & calendars, so as well as sending some Christmas cheer to friends and family, you'll be raising money for a good cause.

Selling Christmas cards helps R.A.B.I raise thousands of pounds each year and, at the same time, let people know a bit about their work. Some people contact them for help just because someone has sent them a R.A.B.I card. A pack of 10 cards is just £4.50.

Their annual ‘Farming in Focus' calendar, which is supported by the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust, also helps to raise awareness of their work as well as funds. All proceeds go directly to helping people in financial need.

The 2019 calendar is available in two formats - a wall calendar which costs £7.50 and a desk calendar costing £4.

To find out how to order click here to visit the R.A.B.I. website.

 

 

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13th August 2018
Managing slurry in exceptional weather conditions when pollution risks are high

Please see the message below from the Defra Nitrates Directive Team regarding managing slurry in exceptional weather conditions when pollution risks are high.

"We are aware of the difficult circumstances farmers around the country are facing during the ongoing dry weather.

We have published guidance to help prevent agricultural pollution in exceptional weather. The focus of this is to avoid or minimise soil damage and/or water pollution that can occur if slurry is spread in unfavourable soil and/or weather conditions. It is also important that stores do not overspill and become a point-source of water pollution.

The guidance includes a number of actions that can be taken. However, in some instances spreading to land may be the only available option. Before any spreading takes place, this needs to be discussed with the Environment Agency. If spreading to land needs to happen, and can be done without causing pollution, a flexible enforcement approach can be taken.

The guidance is available on GOV.UK at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/preventing-agricultural-pollution-in-exceptional-weather.

Our staff at the National Customer Contact Centre are available to discuss individual situations and advise on what actions can be taken. Please call 03708 506 506 to speak to the National Customer Contact Centre. Out of hours, or in an emergency, call the incident hotline on 0800 80 70 60.

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