For years vets across Africa have not had access to quality compounded medicine to assist them in practice. In November 2019, after a year of planning, Dr Ian Oberholzer spent time in the V-Tech Midrand facility. The objective being to learn all that V-Tech has to offer practising vets. After days of technical training, in V-Tech Prescriptions Pharmacy, he returned to Windhoek full of ideas and with a wish list and was ready to take our plan forward.
On the 7th of November 2019, at the Namibian Veterinary Congress held in Swakopmund, V-Tech was very proud to finally announce the exciting new joint venture between V-Tech and Novecy Pharmacy. The congress was attended by Dale Parrish and Johan Oosthuyse from V-Tech and Ian Oberholzer and Dwayne Thompson from Novecy. Novecy Pharmacy is based in Windhoek, Namibia, and will extend the V-Tech footprint into Sub-Saharan Africa.
Left to right: Dwayne Thompson, Dale Parrish, Ian Oberholzer and Johan Oosthuyse.
Combining the V-Tech experience, expertise and knowledge with the resources and great service offered by Novecy Pharmacy, V-Tech will now be able to service veterinary clients and their patients outside of South Africa.
The initial range will be limited as the market is being established, and needs and opportunities identified, but the ‘phase 2’ compound list is taking form. V-Tech, together with Novecy Pharmacy, will ensure the future success of veterinary compounding across Africa.
Vets can order their compounded preparations through V-Tech at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Dale at email@example.com for more information. V-Tech now also has a fully staffed Call Centre, +27 (0) 87 1505925, and the team is ready to support vets within and outside the borders of South Africa.
Renowned BUZZ OFF for horses has been a household name for many years, an essential product for any horse owner. Responding to the consumer request for an effective fly repellent spray registered for dogs, V-Tech extended the claim on the very well-known BUZZ OFF Spray and Gel to now include a claim for dogs.
The recent V-Tech launch
BUZZ OFF is an effective gel and spray-on fly repellent for protection against flies, now also registered for use on dogs.
BUZZ OFF™ Spray and Gel now offer convenient and effective protection against flies. The spray contains two insect-repelling ingredients, cypermethrin and citronella oil.
Cypermethrin is a synthetic pyrethroid used as an insecticide. It behaves as a fast-acting neurotoxin in insects. Citronella Oil naturally repels bugs. BUZZ OFF must not be used on cats.
Common questions and answers:
1. How Can I Keep Flies Off My Dog?
Keeping your dog clean and healthy will go a long way in keeping flies at bay, but there are other steps you can take to get them off your dog’s back, literally. If flies are targeting a specific area on your dog, say his ears, try applying Buzz Off Fly Repellent Spray or Buzz Off Fly Repellent Gel to the area to keep them from biting. Buzz Off – Now registered for use on dogs.
2. How do I control flies in my backyard? Avoiding Attracting Flies
• Keep your yard clean. Flies are attracted to any strong smell; if you eliminate the odours, you’ll drastically reduce the fly population outside your home.
• Cut your lawn often
• Mind your compost bin
• Guard against stagnant water
• Keep fruit and fruit peelings out of your bird feeders
• Use Buzz Off Fly Repellent Spray or Buzz Off Fly Repellent Gel on your dogs and horses to keep them fly free.
3. What well known fly repellent Spray and Gel are both now registered for use on dogs? BUZZ OFF!
Because BUZZ OFF is now registered for dogs and it now also comes in a very handy 250ml spray bottle. Available at your local veterinarian or vet shop.
The BUZZ OFF range includes the following,
BUZZ OFF™ Fly Repellent Spray 250 ml
BUZZ OFF™ Fly Repellent Spray 750 ml
BUZZ OFF™ Fly Repellent Spray 5l refill
BUZZ OFF™ Fly Repellent Gel 400 g