Ark Veterinary Centre

Medicine Matters– New Products

Jan 11, 2021

Have you had some medicines recently which you don’t recognise?

Over the last few months you may have noticed that a lot of the names of our medicines have changed. Due to a licensing issue, there is a national shortage of milking cow tubes– therefore, we have a limited range in stock. Some of the withdrawals of these tubes are different to what you are used to. If you are ever in doubt about a product, the folded white piece of paper that can usually be found in the medicines box, also known as ‘the data sheet’, contains all the information you need to know about the medicine. Even more so, the free NOAH app (available to download from the app store or play store) allows you to enter the name of a medicine and then it will show you the dosages, withdrawal periods and indications for use of the medicine. A lot of our medicines names have changed because we have changed some of our suppliers. Some of these medicines have different dosages and withdrawal periods. It is imperative that you check these. Some of the data sheets are in different languages and we have translated versions available at the practice. Please do not hesitate to call us and ask before administering a product you are not sure about– we are more than happy to help- we do not expect you to learn German!