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20th May 2019
Phone update on Friday 24th May

You may have problems contacting the office by phone on Friday as our tech team carry out some maintenance on our phone lines.

I you do experience problems, you can email office@farmacy.co.uk with your contact details and we will call you back. 

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused

The Farmacy Team

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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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22nd June 2018
TBAS June Newsletter

After what could be described as a ‘difficult' spring, it is great to see cattle out in the fields and the grass seems to be growing well. On many farms, however, cattle are still fed some sort of concentrate at grass - and many suckler farmers will be supplementing their calves with creep feed. Badgers enjoy all types of cattle feed, so there is an increased likelihood of badger-cattle interaction when supplementary feeds are given at pasture. Infected badgers can excrete M. bovis in sputum, urine and faeces, as well as in discharge from an infected wound, which can then be picked up by any cattle that come into contact with it.

To read the full TBAS June Newsletter click on the image below

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5th June 2018
Changes to Farmacy Reward Points Terms and Conditions

We have reviewed our Reward Points Terms and Conditions and there has been one amendment made from 1st June 2018. The amendment that has been made is as follows.

Your points balance is now valid for a period of one (1) year from the date of your last transaction, not three (3).

To read the full updated T&Cs click here.

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