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The points below highlight changes in marketing authorisations that may have a significant impact on veterinary surgeons’ prescribing decisions.

New marketing authorisations

New marketing authorisations relevant to veterinary surgeons in the UK that were issued or published in December 2017 are listed in Table 1.

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Marketing authorisations issued and/or published in December 2017

Table 1 also indicates where a public assessment report should become available for a product. Where available, links to these reports are accessible by clicking on the relevant product on the VMD’s Product Information Database

The European Medicines Agency publishes European Public Assessment Reports for every veterinary medicine that is authorised through a centralised procedure. Links to these reports are accessible at

There may be a delay between the issuing of a marketing authorisation to a company and the product being placed on the market.

Changes to marketing authorisations

Food-producing animals

  • (1) Bovela lyophilisate and solvent for suspension for injection for cattle (Bovine viral diarrhoea virus) (Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Gmbh)

Sections 4.4 and 4.7 of the Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) have been updated following a routine Periodic Safety Update Report (PSUR) including information on definitive diagnosis of …

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