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Public Health England (PHE) has nominated the 18th November 2014 as European Antibiotic Awareness Day. On this day they want everyone in the UK, the public and the medical community to become Antibiotic Guardians and to pledge to cut the use of unnecessary antibiotics. The initiative has been launched in collaboration with the Department of Health’s Expert Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial... Read More
RABDF Youngstock Walk September 2014
The latest of a series of RABDF-organised Youngstock Farm Walks was hosted by the Rogers family at Longmoor Farm, near Gillingham, Dorset. The family milk 240 pedigree Holsteins and rear 180 youngstock. The sun was shining brightly as 130 farmers gathered to hear about various aspects of youngstock management. Matt Yarnall from Boehringer was his usual enthusiastic self and together with the help... Read More
Elizabeth Ahern, Boehringer Ingelheim’s Cattle Specialist based in the Republic of Ireland, had the pleasure of attending an open day on a progressive beef farm in North Cork, Ireland, where the innovative Lely robotic feeding system has been installed. Glen South legacy stretches back to the early 1900’s where the McSweeney family has farmed the rolling landscape of Banteer, County Cork for... Read More
The Farm Health Planning seminars at the Livestock Event provided the platform for farmers and their vets to team up to share how they proactively addressed some of the common and challenging health issues found on beef and dairy units. Boehringer Ingelheim sponsored the Managing Mastitis: Maximising Cow Defences against Infection seminar; which was led by Chris Hudson of Nottingham University... Read More
Metacam for Cattle Mastitis Calculator
Metacam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug which has been shown to bring significant financial benefit to farms when used to treat mild to moderate mastitis alongside the recommended antibiotic treatment.   It has been shown to reduce cell count but more importantly, reduce the culling rate of cows in the herd meaning that cows last longer!   Boehringer Ingelheim has produced a new... Read More
EPRUMA is happy to welcome AMCRA and VETRESPONSABLE, the Belgian and Spanish stakeholder platforms for the Responsible Use of veterinary medicines, as associate members. Having AMCRA and VETRESPONSABLE on board means a strengthened representation for EPRUMA. Promoting coordination and exchange of information with national Responsible Use initiatives is an important EPRUMA objective. EPRUMA... Read More


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Advice on the use of Metacam, Bovikalc or other therapies should be sought from your veterinary surgeon. Metacam contains meloxicam, UK: POM-V IE: POM. Bovikalc contains calcium chloride and calcium sulphate and is not a veterinary medicine which is subject to authorisation by the Irish Medicines Board. Further information available from Boehringer Ingelheim Limited, Vetmedica Division, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 8YS, UK. Email: vetmedica.uk@boehringer-ingelheim.com | Web: www.boehringer-ingelheim.co.uk

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Date of preparation: Jul 2013. AHD 7729. Use Medicines Responsibly (www.noah.co.uk/responsible)