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Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. receives approval for Metacam® 20* for the alleviation of pain and inflammation in sheep
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Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. receives approval for Metacam® 20* for the alleviation of pain and inflammation in sheep

Burlington, Ontario (May 2, 2016) – Boehringer Ingelheim’s Metacam® 20 has obtained approval in Canada for use in the alleviation of pain and inflammation in sheep. This is the first approval for Metacam® 20 in sheep worldwide.

The marketing authorization was granted based on Colditz et al. Efficacy of Meloxicam in Sheep: Determining the effective dose of meloxicam in a sterile model of inflammation in sheep (2011, unpublished).

In sheep, Metacam® 20 (meloxicam) is given as a single subcutaneous injection of 1.0mL/20kg bodyweight.

The approval comes following a joint submission from Boehringer Ingelheim in Canada, Australia and New Zealand that saw regulatory agencies from each country participate in a collaborative review process. The regulatory agencies for each country maintained the right to determine whether a product was approved for its own market. The joint submission and simultaneous review mark an important achievement in international regulatory cooperation.

Metacam® is non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug of the oxicam class. Following the joint submission and review process, it is now licensed for use in sheep in t
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CCWG announces price decrease for Shearwell CSIP ASET Tags

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April 15, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario - Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers Limited (CCWG) has announced that effective immediately, the price of Shearwell CSIP ASET tags will decrease to $1.95, subject to CSIP fees and tag levies where applicable. CCWG cites a slight increase in the Canadian dollar against the British pound and financial support from the UK tag manufacturer, Shearwell Data Limited as the contributing factors for the price cut. CCWG has worked extensively with manufacturers to manage tag costs to producers.

The Canadian Sheep Federation is committed to ensuring the Canadian Sheep Identification Program (CSIP) evolves with the changing needs of producers, the industry and global market demands with a focus on being “affordable, flexible and effective.” In keeping with this purpose, the Canadian Sheep Federation will continue to explore opportunities for minimizing CSIP costs to producers while continuing to ensure an effective national traceability program.

The Canadian Sheep Federation is committed to ensuring the Canadian Sheep Identification Program (CSIP) evolves with the changing needs of producers, the industry and global market demands with a focus on being “affordable, flexible and effective.” In keeping with this purpose, the Canadian Sheep Federation will continue to explore opportunities for minimizing CSIP costs to producers while continuing t
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