Job offer – Veterinary Representative Leading company in the veterinary pharmaceutical sector, is looking for 1-2 qualified veterinarians to work as representatives of pharmaceutical and animal feed products. The ideal candidate must have: A university degree in sciences, pharmacy or veterinary medicine good communication skills in English, a valid driving licence adaptable to work flexible hours good leadership skills to lead the veterinary sales team previous experience in a similar position will be considered an asset The job involves travel and the candidate must be willing to attend seminars/expos to further his/her knowledge. Interested candidates can send their CV to the address: [email protected]
Vacancy for a Store Keeper Borg Cardona & Co. Ltd is a leading and fast growing retailer and distributor in Pet and Animal Supplies managing over 50 brands and household names in this field. The Company currently owns 3 retail outlets of which one is a leading Veterinary pharmacy and a diagnostic lab. Distribution and offices are managed in their warehouse in Ta’Qali. The company is currently looking for a Storekeeper to join their team. Candidates are required to have a basic level of education and must be able to read and write English and fluent in speaking and understanding Italian. A physically fit and pro-active person with own-initiative would be an ideal candidate. Interested applicants can apply by sending their application by email to: [email protected] or by post to Borg Cardona & Co. Ltd, Triq l- Idward, Industrial Estate, Ta Qali by not later than 31st May 2021
For Malta deliveries, clients must submit their order by 6 am of the same delivery date. For Gozo deliveries, clients must submit their order by midnight on Tuesday for delivery on the following Thursday.
Terms and Conditions Royal Canin prides itself on the quality and palatability of its diets. So confident are we that your pet will love Royal Canin that we offer a 100% money back guarantee on the palatability of our food. However, to manage these claims, the below points must be adhered to in order to receive this money back guarantee. The Royal Canin bag retuned requested for refunding must be more than 75% full. If the product has less then 75% of food remaining then the Money Back Guarantee is no longer valid. The filled in form is to accompany with the returned product explaining why you are dissatisfied with the product. Name and address must be included. Product returned must not be expired. No expired stock will be accepted. It is compulsory to enclose the original sales receipt on which you will have circled the amount and description of the Royal Canin product. Palatability Guarantee applies to 1.5kg bags and over. Products bought in conjunction with a promotion will be refunded at the price purchased. Promotional giveaways must be returned in order for the full refund to be complete. From receipt of your request and complying with the above requirements, you will receive the refund via the outlet where the food was purchased. This offer is limited to a single refund for each household and to persons living in Malta and Gozo, excluding all staff of Borg Cardona & Co. Ltd . Royal Canin will take all reasonable precautions to keep the details of your refund application secure, but unless Royal Canin is negligent, we shall not be liable for unauthorized access to the information you provide about yourself for the purpose of fulfilling your refund application, unless you agree otherwise
VACANCY for Full time Office Cleaner A post has arisen for a full time Office Cleaner within our premises in Ta' Qali. The main purpose of this role is to ensure that the offices are kept in a clean. The chosen candidate will perform additional duties as directed from time to time by the respective Manager. Interested candidates should kindly send a CV to [email protected] Closing 15th March 2021
Royal Canin Veterinary Diets Loyalty Program Buy 9 bags of 1.5kg or more and get 1 Free Terms & Conditions To be eligible to participate in the Royal Canin Veterinary Diets loyalty program, buy 9 bags and get 1 free. Customers must purchase 9 Royal Canin veterinary diets products from the same Veterinary clinic or Animal Pharmacy in Malta or Gozo and obtain a fiscal receipt and filled in Loyalty Card as proof of purchase. Once 9 purchases of products have been made from the same Veterinary clinic or Animal Pharmacy, customers will qualify for their 10th product free of charge. The free pack will be of the equivalent to the cheapest purchase made and, in the size, subject to stock availability. Offer is valid for purchases made in Malta and Gozo only. The promoter (Borg Cardona & Co. Ltd.) reserves the right, at any time, to verify the validity of claims and claimants and to disqualify any claimant who submits a claim that is not in accordance with these terms and conditions or who tampers with the claim process. Incomplete, indecipherable, inaudible or illegible claims will not be deemed valid. Offers, or any unused portion of an offer, are not transferable or exchangeable and cannot be taken as cash. If for any reason a claimant does not redeem an element of the offer by the time stipulated by the Promoter, then the offer or that element of the offer will be forfeited. Promotion commences on the 1st August 2019 on wards and the free bag must be claimed within 15 months from the 1st date of purchase, otherwise the offer cannot be claimed. The Promoters decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. This offer nullifies any previous offers and cannot be used in conjunction with another offer.
Royal Canin Loyalty Gift Scheme - Thank you for choosing Royal Canin! You have just made the right choice for a healthy nutrition program for your cats and dogs. You can claim fantastic gifts by simply collecting the coupons found at the side of each Royal Canin Bag. Simply cut off the coupon when the bag is finished or wash and keep the empty pouch of wet food, than fill the empty coupon slots in the Royal Canin Gift Scheme book. You can buy your Royal Canin Bag from anywhere around Malta and Gozo and claim gifts from Borg Cardona & Co. Offices in Ta; Qali, every Monday from 09:30 am till 12:30 pm. One kilo = 1 point (Double points on bags of 4kg or less) 1 Wet food pouch = 1 point Gifts are always subject to availability and are given out on a first come first serve basis. For more details contact us on [email protected] or 21414753. To view the current available gift visit our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pg/RoyalCaninMalta/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1282410668495442 Professional bags & SC356SD are not included in the Loyalty Gift Scheme
Borg Cardona & Co. Ltd supports, pet charities and foundations It has always been part of the Borg Cardona & Co. Ltd mission to support pet associations, charities and those foundations with an ‘animal’ element. The company, that has been trading for more than 70 years, devotes part of its profits to enable these various bodies to fulfill their special purpose, revolving around dogs, cats, birds, rabbits and horses. One of the longer associations has been with the Malta Guide Dogs Foundation, which provides guide dogs for free, along with other orientation and mobility services, to visually impaired persons. Borg Cardona & Co. are committed up to 2021 under the current agreement to providing food for free to the brood bitch during gestation and lactation; technical support in relation to nutrition, parasite treatment, grooming and general hygiene; food for all guide dog puppies for their first 12 months; and discounted prices on dog food, supplies and accessories for all guide dogs. Several animal charities benefit from in-kind donations. These include the Association of Abandoned Animals (AAA) of Birzebbuga, Carers for Stray and Abandoned Felines (CSAF) of Vittoriosa, Stray Animals Support Group (SASG), Thomasina Cat Sanctuary of Luqa and the Gozo SPCA. When the AAA was set up in June last year, not only did they benefit from a €2,240 one-off donation but also received 2,560 kg of pet food worth €4,480. They now benefit from reduced prices, apart from an annual rebate according to the amount of pet food they purchase. These sanctuaries, along with the Gozo SPCA, also benefit from an annual rebate according to the amount of pet food they purchase and from are given a free starter pack, consisting of a bag of food, toys, bones and a voucher redeemable at the Borg Cardona & Co. outlet in Balzan, as a thank-you gesture for those adopting a dog or cat. Two local rabbit clubs also benefit from support: the Malta Rabbit Club and the Malta All-Breed Rabbit Club, which received cash vouchers that are given to new and renewing members, to make club membership more attractive. They also receive a donation for every rescued rabbit and benefit from free exhibition space during various events in which Borg Cardona & Co. takes part. The SOS K9 unit, a dog unit that helps in search and rescue (SAR) operations to locate, stabilise and extract individuals in distress, is also part-sponsored by the company. These range from hikers who get stranded, a trapped urban disaster survivor or an Alzheimer's patient wandering city streets. SAR dogs can be classified broadly as either air-scenting dogs or trailing dogs. Air-scenting dogs usually work off-lead and use airborne human scent, while trailing dogs are typically on lead and use their nose to follow ground disturbances. Borg Cardona & Co. donates food for their dogs and gives the unit favourable prices for other items and accessories. In addition, proceeds from sales of the book For the Love of Animals – 70 Years of Borg Cardona & Co. Ltd, published last December, and being sold exclusively from their Balzan outlet, are to be donated so that more horse shelters are built for the horse-drawn cabs like those in Valletta and Mdina. The company is currently running a charity campaign, the Royal Canin Malta Charity Campaign, until the end of the month, in which it is donating 5c for each kilogram of Royal Canin dog and cat food purchased in Malta and Gozo. Proceeds go to supporting stray dogs and cats.
Marketing Authorisation Holder: BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM ANIMAL HEALTH FRANCE SCS - 29 Avenue Tony Garnier 69007 Lyon - France Manufacturer responsible for batch release: BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM ANIMAL HEALTH FRANCE SCS - 4 Chemin du Calquet 31000 Toulouse - France NAME OF VETERINARY MEDICINAL PRODUCT RONAXAN 100 TABLETS LIST OF ACTIVE SUBSTANCE(S) AND OTHER INGREDIENT(S) One 390 mg scored tablet contains: Active substance(s) Doxycycline............... 100 mg (as hyclate) Yellow, round, biconvex, scored tablet. Tablets can be divided into two equal parts. INDICATION(S) In dogs: Treatment of respiratory tract disorders (rhinitis, tonsillitis, bronchopneumonia), skin disorders (suppurative dermatitis, abscess), urinary tract disorders (cystitis, prostatitis) and genital tract disorders (metritis) due to doxycycline-susceptible germs. Treatment of canine ehrlichiosis due to Ehrlichia canis. CONTRAINDICATIONS None known. SIDE EFFECTS After exposure to intense ultraviolet light, photosensitivity reactions have been observed with tetracycline treatment. Vomiting, oesophagitis and diarrhoea have been reported after a treatment with tetracycline. The medicinal product should therefore not be administered to patients experiencing dysphagia or disorders accompanied by vomiting. If you notice any side effects, even those not listed in this leaflet, or if you think the medicinal product has not been effective, please tell your veterinarian. You can also report it through your national veterinary pharmacovigilance system (https://pharmacovigilance-anmv.anses.fr/). TARGET SPECIES Dogs. DOSE FOR EACH SPECIES, ROUTE(S) AND METHOD OF ADMINISTRATION By mouth: Treatment of respiratory, skin, urinary and genital infections in dogs: 10 mg of doxycycline per kg of body weight and per day, i.e. 1 100-mg tablet per 10 kg of body weight, once daily for 3 to 5 days for acute forms and up to 10 days for chronic forms. Treatment of ehrlichiosis in dogs: 10 mg of doxycycline per kg of body weight and per day, i.e. 1 100-mg tablet per 10 kg of body weight, for 28 days. Longer treatment duration, based on a risk-benefit ratio assessment by the veterinarian, may be required in case of severe and chronic ehrlichiosis. Animals should be examined regularly even after clinical signs have disappeared (clinical cure). SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS FOR STORAGE Keep out of the sight and reach of children. Do not store above 25°C. Store away from light and moisture. Do not use this veterinary medicinal product after the expiry date indicated on the box after “EXP”. SPECIAL WARNING(S) Special precautions for each target species: The use of tetracycline during tooth development may lead to tooth discolouration. However, doxycycline has a lower risk than other tetracyclines due to its low affinity for calcium. Canine ehrlichiosis: treatment should be initiated as soon as the first clinical signs appear. Dogs may still carry bacteria even after prolonged antibiotic treatment and may cause new tick infections (vectors of the disease). Special precautions for use in animals: The medicinal product should be administered during a meal to avoid vomiting. Do not use in dogs with tetracycline hypersensitivity. The use of this product should be based on susceptibility testing of isolated bacteria on the animal. If this is not possible, treatment should be based on local (regional) epidemiological information pertaining to the susceptibility of target bacteria. The inappropriate use of the product may increase the prevalence of doxycycline-resistant bacteria and may decrease the efficacy of treatment with tetracyclines, given the possible cross-resistances. Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals: People with known hypersensitivity to tetracyclines should avoid contact with the veterinary medicinal product. In the event of a reaction after exposure (e.g. skin rash), seek medical advice. Wash hands after use. Pregnancy: Do not use in pregnant females. Interaction with other medicinal products or other forms of interaction: Do not administer in combination with other antibiotics, mainly bactericidal compounds such as β-lactams. The half-life of doxycycline is reduced when co-administered with barbiturates or phenytoin. Combination with oral dressings, iron preparations or antacids should be avoided due to the decreased bioavailability of doxycycline. Overdose (symptoms, emergency procedures, antidotes): Vomiting may occur with doses 5 times the recommended dose. Cytolytic hepatitis and cholestasis were observed in dogs after administration of the product at 30 or 50 mg/kg for 5 consecutive days. Incompatibilities: None. DISPOSAL OF UNUSED VETERINARY MEDICINAL PRODUCTS OR WASTE DERIVED FROM SUCH MEDICINAL PRODUCTS, IF APPLICABLE Do not dispose of medicinal products in the sewer. Ask your veterinarian or pharmacist how to dispose of medicinal products that you no longer need. These measures help to protect the environment. DATE ON WHICH THE LEAFLET WAS LAST APPROVED 04/2020 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Box of 1 blister card of 10 scored tablets Box of 10 blister cards of 10 scored tablets Box of 50 blister cards of 10 scored tablets Box of 100 blister cards of 10 scored tablets Not all presentations may be marketed. List I: To be dispensed by prescription only
APPENDIX I SUMMARY OF PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS Name of the veterinary medicinal product STOMORGYL P.A. Qualitative and quantitative composition One 80 mg tablet contains: Active ingredient(s): Spiramycin ............................................................ 100,000 IU Metronidazole ................. ....................................... 16.67 mg For the full list of excipients, see section “List of excipients”. Pharmaceutical form Tablets. Clinical information Target species Dogs and cats. Indications for use, specifying target species In cats and dogs: - Treatment of oral conditions due to bacteria sensitive to spiramycin and metronidazole. Contraindications Do not use in case of hypersensitivity to imidazoles and/or spiramycin and/or excipients. Specific warnings for each target species None. Special precautions of administration Special precautions when administering to an animal None. Special precautions to be taken by the person administering the veterinary medicinal product to animals People with known hypersensitivity to imidazoles and/or spiramycin should avoid contact with the veterinary drug. In case of accidental ingestion, seek medical advice. Wash hands after use. Other precautions None. Adverse effects (frequency and severity) A few very rare cases of digestive disorders (vomiting, diarrhoea, anorexia) may be observed after treatment. Brown urine may be observed. The frequency of side effects is defined as follows: very common (side effects in more than 1 in 10 treated animals) common (between 1 and 10 animals out of 100 treated animals) uncommon (between 1 and 10 animals out of 1,000 treated animals) rare (between 1 and 10 animals out of 10,000 treated animals) very rare (less than 1 in 10,000 treated animals, including isolated cases). Use during pregnancy, lactation or laying The results of studies conducted in laboratory animals did not show any teratogenic or foetotoxic effects. In the absence of a study in the destination animal, the use of this proprietary medicinal product in pregnant dogs or cats in early gestation must subject to a risk/benefit assessment by the veterinarian. In the absence of animal studies, avoid administering the proprietary medicinal product during lactation. Medicinal interactions and other forms of interaction Do not combine with lincosamides and bactericidal antibiotics active on bacteria in the multiplication phase. Dosage and application type Oral route. 100,000 IU of spiramycin (as base) and 16.67 mg metronidazole per kg of body weight per day, i.e. one tablet per kg of body weight per day for 6 to 10 days. In severe cases, the dosage can be doubled. To ensure proper dosing, the body weight of the animals should be determined as accurately as possible, to avoid under-dosing. Overdose (symptoms, emergency action, antidotes), if needed Neurological symptoms (tremors, seizures, ataxia) may occur after high doses or prolonged periods of treatment. Waiting time Not applicable. Pharmacological properties Pharmacotherapeutic group: Antibacterials for systemic use, spiramycin in combination with another antibacterial. ATC-vet code: QJ01RA04. Pharmacodynamic properties The product is a combination of two antibiotics: spiramycin and metronidazole. Spiramycin is a bacteriostatic antibiotic belonging to the macrolide family. Like the other macrolides, spiramycin inhibits protein synthesis and binds to bacterial ribosomes (50S ribosomal subunit) which leads to inhibition of bacterial protein synthesis. Spiramycin exerts bacteriostatic activity at concentrations below the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of pathogenic microorganisms, which induces a delayed antibacterial effect. It is active against Staphylococcus, Streptococci, Bacillus, Actinomyces, Neisseria, Listeria, Corynebacteria, Clostridia, Bacteroides, Haemophilus, Treponema, Leptospira, Toxoplasma, Mycoplasma. Metronidazole is a bacteriostatic antibiotic derived from nitroimidazole. It is active against all anaerobic cocci and bacilli, Gram-negative, against Bacteroides, Fusobacteria, Spirochetes and anaerobic bacilli, sporogenic Gram-positive. It is active against many protozoa (Trichomonas, Entamoeba, Histomonas). A synergy in the metronidazole/spiramycin combination was highlighted in many anaerobic microbes and protozoa involved in oral infections in carnivores. Pharmacokinetic characteristics After oral administration, plasma concentrations of spiramycin reach their maximum between 2 and 4 hours after administration (Cmax = 2.29 IU/mL after repeated administration) and salivary concentrations between 4 and 8 hours. Salivary concentrations are approximately 3 times higher than plasma concentrations (Cmax = 2.86 IU/mL after repeated administration). The maximum plasma concentrations for metronidazole are reached 1 hour after administration in saliva and are of the same order of magnitude as the plasma concentrations (Cmax = 7.07 μg/mL after repeated administration). The volume of distribution (Vd) is 7.84 L/kg for spiramycin and 0.7 L/kg for metronidazole. The terminal plasma half-life (t1/2) is 8.10 hours for spiramycin and 5.69 hours for metronidazole, respectively. The plasma clearance is 0.823 L/h/kg for spiramycin and 0.081 L/h/kg for metronidazole. The main route of elimination is bile for spiramycin, while metronidazole is eliminated by faeces and urine. Pharmaceutical information List of excipients Aluminum oxide hydrate Sorbitol Magnesium stearate Gelatine Dextrin Citric acid monohydrate Wheat starch Major incompatibilities None known. Shelf life Shelf life of veterinary medicinal product as packaged for sale: three years. Special precautions for storage No special precautions for storage. Nature and composition of primary packaging PVC-aluminium blister Special precautions to take when disposing of unused veterinary medicinal products or waste derived from the use of this products Empty packaging and any remaining product must be disposed of according to practices in force regarding the disposal of waste products. Marketing authorisation holder BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM ANIMAL HEALTH FRANCE 29 AVENUE TONY GARNIER 69007 LYON FRANCE Marketing authorisation number(s) FR/V/2266226 4/1988 Box of 3 blisters of 10 tablets Box of 5 blisters of 10 tablets Not all sizes may be marketed. Date of first authorisation/renewal of authorisation 22/06/1988-11/03/2013. Date of text update 08/03/2021.