Product Focus August 2016

August 3, 2016
American Veterinarian, August 2016, Volume 1, Issue 2


Marketed by: Vet Brands International, Inc.

Indication: HemaBlock is a simple, safe, and effective sterile hemostatic powder designed to control arterial, venous, profuse, and diffuse bleeding from a wide variety of surgical, dental, and topical procedures, like biopsies (liver, spleen, pancreas, etc), spays and neuters, lobectomies, mass removals, amputations, orthopedic surgeries, eye enucleations, and neurosurgery. Leftover HemaBlock can be used in nonsterile areas where bleeders or seepage are present. HemaBlock is also effective and safe for routine use to control bleeding during tooth extraction and other dental procedures, as well as seepage along suture lines, dew claws, tail docks, de-claw, nail trims, injuries, and topical wounds, or anywhere else to aid in hemorrhage control.

Important Safety Information: HemaBlock is a dependable method of hemostasis with 100% plant-based technology, which does not irritate or strain. HemaBlock’s plant origin reduces the possibility of adverse reactions that could occur with other hemostatic products of animal origin. The MPB/OC matrix quickly degrades by endogenous amylase and pyrase, leaving no residue to act as a nidus for infection or adhesion formation, virtually eliminating any chance of granulomas. Total absorption of the clot will occur within a few days after it is enclosed in the wound.

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Marketed by: Summit Hill Laboratories

Indication: The VETROSON ILLUMINATOR 30K Ultrasonic Scaler is uniquely designed to provide excellent visibility to all areas of the oral cavity, and features a light source built into the handpiece that has a light-transmitting glass sleeve which transmits the light directly to the operatory site. The VETERSON ILLUMINATOR Ultrasonic Scaler uses 30k inserts; the unit also functions with the VETROSON, nonilluminated 30k inserts.

Important Safety Information: The Illuminator is designed to accept only 30k inserts. The Perio 30k Illuminator insert must be used from the “Perio” to the “Medium” power level. It is used exclusively under the gums. It should not be used from the “Medium” to “High” setting. Setting the unit on a lower power setting (Perio) will not reduce illumination intensity.

Inserts must be scrubbed to remove debris, either by hand or with a brush or in an ultrasonic cleaner. Use nonammoniated detergent or dishwashing soap, followed by a cold water rinse. Do not use ammoniated cleansers or disinfectants to sterilize the Illuminator inserts.

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Manufactured by: Merial Limited

Indication: ZIMECTERIN Gold combines ivermectin, a leading ingredient that controls a wide variety of parasites, with praziquantel, an ingredient that specifically controls tapeworms. Together, they provide excellent equine parasite control. ZIMECTERIN Gold is approved to control more species and stages of equine parasites than any other brand, including benzimidazole-resistant small strongyles. It controls a total of 47 species and stages of equine parasites in all. ZIMECTERIN Gold was the first dewormer approved by the FDA to effectively control tapeworms (Anoplocephala perfoliata) with a single dose. Tapeworms have been recognized as a significant threat to the health of horses.

Important Safety Information: Not for use in humans. Keep this and all drugs out of reach of children. In horses, there have been rare reports of swelling and irritation of the mouth, lips, and tongue following administration of ZIMECTERIN Gold. These reactions have been transitory in nature. Do not use in other animal species, as severe adverse reactions, including fatalities in dogs, may result.

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