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Research needed to look into parasiticides?

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By Josh Loeb

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has received a number of proposals to investigate the environmental impact of spot-on flea, tick and worm treatments for dogs but has yet to commission any research to look into the matter.

The regulator confirmed this week that it has received several bids to undertake the work following its open call to tender last year.

However, it has yet to make a decision about the nature of the research required.

‘Research is still to be commissioned pending ongoing discussion around the proposed work to be undertaken,’ a spokesperson confirmed this week.

The decision to start the commissioning process followed comments made by Jason Weeks of the Veterinary Products Committee. Last year at a meeting at the VMD’s …

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