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Veterinary Medicines
VMD revises advice on chlortetracyline use in calf milk replacer

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THE Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has withdrawn a special dispensation allowing a chlortetracycline product to be prescribed under the cascade for administration in calf milk replacers.

The VMD explains that, when the supply of Aurofac 200 (Pfizer) ended in 2009, it was approached by vets and other interested parties for advice on an alternative veterinary medicinal product containing chlortetracycline. At the time, in view of potential animal welfare issues, it advised an alternative product for administration in calf milk replacer feed, which could be prescribed under …

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