Injection product recalled after defect found

An injection used by vets and wholesalers has been recalled, following an announcement from the government on the behalf of Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD).

The statement on the website said: “We wish to make wholesalers and veterinarian’s aware that Bela-Pharm GmbH & Co.KG has issued a recall of a single batch of Oxytobel 10 IU/ml Solution for Injection for Horses, Cattle, Pigs, Sheep, Goats, Dogs and Cats (Vm 41816/4000).

“Bela-Pharm has identified that there is a potential for decreased levels of the preservative Chlorobutanol hemihydrate in the following batch: J2101-03 Expiry 11/2018.”

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Oxytobel is distributed in the UK by Bimeda UK. Veterinary practices that have purchased this batch number have been urged to contact Bimeda to arrange collection.

For any queries in relation to return of this product or credit for the product returned please contact Kay Cowton, Bimeda UK Sales on 01248 725400 or email

For further information on the recall please contact Bela-pharm GmbH & Co.KG: +49 (0) 44 41 873 294.

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