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Shawnee Mission, Kan. - The Food and Drug Administration approved two new topical products targeting fleas, heartworms and intestinal nematodes for both dogs and cats from Bayer Animal Health LLC.

SHAWNEE MISSION, KAN. — The Food and Drug Administration approved two new topical products targeting fleas, heartworms and intestinal nematodes for both dogs and cats from Bayer Animal Health LLC.

Advantage MultiTM for Dogs Topical Solution and Advantage MultiTM for Cats Topical Solution are available by prescription only through licensed veterinarians.

Dubbed the next generation of the Advantage family, the new products combine two active ingredients (imidacloprid and moxidectin) in a monthly, all-in-one topical formulation, says Tom Hopper, Bayer's director of marketing.

Moxidectin interacts with gaba-aminobutyric acid and glutamate-gated chloride channels, which leads to opening of the chloride channels on the post-synaptic junction, the inflow of chloride ions and the induction of an irreversible resting state, Bayer explains. The result is flaccid paralysis of susceptible parasites, followed by their death and/or expulsion. The product is safe and 100-percent effective at preventing heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis in dogs and cats, the company reports.

Imidacloprid has a high affinity for the nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in post-synaptic region of the nervous system of the fleas. The ensuing inhibition of cholinergic transmission in insects results in paralysis and death, Bayer adds.

In addition to helping to prevent heartworm disease in dogs, key advantages include treating and controlling:

  • hookworms caused by Ancylostoma caninum and Unicaria stenocephala (adults, immature adults and fourth-stage larvae).

  • roundworm infections caused by Toxocara canis (adults and fourth-stage larvae).

  • roundworm infections caused by Toxocara canis (adults and fourth-stage larvae) and Toxascaris leonina (adults).

  • whipworm infections caused by Trichuris vulpis (adults).

The product is safe and effective when used topically, as directed, for dogs and puppies that are at least 7 weeks of age and weigh at least 3 pounds.

For cats, Advantage Multi is designed to prevent heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis and to treat and control:

  • hookworm infections caused by Ancylostoma tubaeforme (adults, immature adults and fourth-stage larvae).

  • roundworm infections caused by Toxocara cati (adults and fourth-stage larvae).

  • ear mites (Otodectes cynotis) infestations.

The product is packaged in six, single-dose applicator tubes available for cats weighing 5.1 to 9 pounds and 9.1 to 18 pounds, as well as three single-dose applicator tubes for kittens weighing 2 to 5 pounds.

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(800) 255-6826

Low Level Laser System

The Q1000 low-level laser therapy system is affordable and made in the United States. Unlike single-wavelength lasers, the system automatically precipitates a complex set of physiological interactions at the cellular level. This can then relieve pain, control inflammation, reduce swelling and accelerate tissue healing.

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(888) 866-6736

Instrument Stain Remover

Spectra-Scrub™ can remove stains and restore the luster to all types of stainless-steel surgical instruments quickly.

The powdered formula, available in a 3-ounce jar, is considered safe and easy to use. It can be applied with a damp nylon brush, cloth or sponge.

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(800) 444-5644

Needleholder Repair

Spectrum introduces its needleholder rejawing and refurbishing service. The company's German-trained surgical instrument technicians can replace the worn tungsten carbide jaws in nearly every make and model of gold-handled needleholders.

The quick-turnaround, mail-in service includes full alignment, lubrication and adjustment. It also includes a complete satisfaction guarantee.

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(800) 444-5644

Prescription Diets

Wysong Rx™ veterinary prescription diets are designed to provide maximum nutrient bioavailability.

The 30 vacuum-sealed diets incorporate non-thermal processing, phytonutrient-based bacteriostats, anti-parasitic components, direct-fed microbes, prebiotic fibers, enzymatic augmentation, immune enhancement and natural antioxidants.

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(800) 748-0188

Light and Magnifier System

The Bright Star LED rechargeable system offers a number of headset viewing options. It features an adjustable knob and cushioned head loupe for comfort and convenience.

Other features include a bright, direct LED light, dual pivot points and an on/off switch. Powered by rechargeable AA batteries, the headset is available alone or with +1.5-, +2.0- and +2.5-range clip-on magnifiers. It is also available with a transformer (includes a 9-foot cord) and charger with seven AA batteries.

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(800) 257-5782

Information Management System

The new IDEXX VetLab® Station Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) is now available for sale as a standalone unit.

It integrates data generated by IDEXX in-house diagnostic instruments and offers virtually unlimited data storage for patient records and results.

The system features a powerful computer, 10.4-inch touch screen, parameter-trending capabilities, interpretive summaries and on-screen training guides.

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(888) 355-2896

Liver Support Tablet

Denamarin has been added to Nutramax Laboratories Inc.'s growing line of liver support products. Comprised of silybin in a phosphatidylcholine complex and S-Adenosylmethionine, the tablets aim to increase glutathione levels, help cell membrane fluidity and function, inhibit liver cell death and promote hepatic protein synthesis.

Denamarin is available in three sizes: for Cats and Small Dogs, for Medium Dogs and for Large Dogs.

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(800) 925-5187

Lawn Protection

"Lawn burn" is defined as discolored spots on grass caused by the high nitrogen waste products in dog urine. But by feeding a few chewable tablets of Lawn Rescue to their pets daily, clients can help reduce that nitrogen effect, as well as the offensive odor.

Lawn Rescue is formulated with DL-methionine, brewer's yeast, yucca shidigera extract and cranberry extract to both reduce ammonia levels and optimize the dog's urinary tract health. Taste tests reveal the tablets have 97 percent palatability among dogs.

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(888) 340-1995

Canine Vaccines

The Vanguard® L4, Vanguard Plus 5L4 and Vanguard Plus 5L4/CV formulations help provide protection against the four most common canine Leptospira serovars.

The vaccines are produced using a microfiltration process to reduce extraneous proteins from the Leptospira fractions. They are a recommended preventive measure for all dogs that may be exposed to leptospirosis.

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(800) 366-5288

Bandage Scissors

Spectrum introduces a new bandage scissor designed for intricate bandage removal from felines, exotics, avians and more.

The German-crafted scissor is made from surgical stainless steel and features a lifetime guarantee that includes free replacement.

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(800) 444-5644

Diagnostic Test Kit

The SNAP® 4Dx® kit is an in-clinic diagnostic test that simultaneously screens dogs for four vector-borne diseases: heartworm disease, canine ehrlichiosis (Ehrlichia canis); Lyme disease and canine anaplasmosis (Anaplasma phagocytophilum). Results can be obtained in approximately eight minutes.

With a 98 percent specificity rate on detecting all four diseases, the test can detect antibodies as early as eight days after the animal is infected.

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(800) 248-2483

Joint Health Tablets

New Dasuquin™ combines Nutramax's proprietary glucosamine hydrochloride and low molecular weight chondroitin sulfate with the supplement agent ASU (avocado/soybean unsaponifiables).

The palatable tablets are available in strengths for large dogs and for small to medium dogs, in either 84- or 150-count bottles. They can also be purchased in a formulation with MSM.

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(800) 925-5187

Urinary Tract Health

Chicken-flavored Potassium Citrate Plus Cranberry Granules promote urinary tract health in dogs and cats. The new product also helps prevent calcium oxalate bladder stones.

Available in a 300-gram container, the granules can be sprinkled on or mixed in with the pet's food. Like all Pala-Tech products, it features a 100 percent palatability acceptance guarantee: If the pet will not eat the granules, Pala-Tech will replace the product at no charge.

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(888) 337-2446

Obesity Management

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Slentrol™ (dirlotapide) for canine obesity management. The product decreases a dog's appetite, thus reducing food intake.

The prescription medicine is given once daily as an oral solution, either directly into the mouth or with a small amount of food. The treatment duration depends on the amount of weight to be lost.

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(800) 366-5288

Spay Retractor

The Dowling Spay Retractor streamlines the process of solo spays. The retractor is placed to maintain exposure hands-free, without rupturing the ovarian ligament. Creator Dr. Brian Dowling says that because of this instrument, he hasn't had to relegate an ovarian stump for more than two years, which translates to more than 500 procedures.

The retractor is also said to incur less post-op pain, tissue damage or leakage.

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(360) 482-6400

Comfort Pads and Girths

Expanding on the popularity of ThinLine Saddle Pads®, ThinLine has added the Sheepskin Comfort Pad®, ThinLine Dressage Girth®, ThinLine Hunter/ Jumper Girth® and Western ThinLine Cinch® to its product lines.

The comfort pad was designed for users who want the convenience of a single saddle pad for everyday use. All three girths are lined with breathable, anti-microbial and no-slip/no-rub ThinLine material. They are manufactured from European leather and are available in black, dark brown, mahogany, tobacco and light tobacco.

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(888) 401-9101

Wound and Infection Treatment

Uniprim Powder for Horses helps treat and prevent strangles, respiratory tract infection, acute urogenital infections, wounds and abscesses.

The powder, easy to administer and palatable for the horse, is now available in 200 gram jars, which provides five days of treatment for a 1,100 pound horse. Other sizes of Uniprim include single and 30-day packets, all sold through distributors.

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(800) 850-5432

Bovine Vaccine Labels

Tailor-Made™ is MVP Laboratories' newly labeled line of products, which includes color-coded labels for bovine herd-specific vaccines.

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(800) 856-4648

Manual on PDA

Thanks to a joint effort with Merck & Co. and Merial Ltd., the ninth edition of The Merck Veterinary Manual is now available for personal digital assistants (PDAs). Orders can be placed with Medical Wizards Corp., a medical PDA software company.

PDA users can quickly sort through more than 12,000 indexed topics, with the ability to look up information by species, specialty, disease, organ system, keyword or subject.

They can also access more than 1,300 images and tables.

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Small-Animal Behavior Reference Guide

Blackwell's "Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Canine and Feline Behavior" is part of Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult series. Information is readily available in a practical, user-friendly format.

Topics are alphabetized for simple reference, and appendices provide additional resources on psychopharmacology, learning and behavior modification, and client handouts.

An accompanying CD-ROM features electronic versions of the handouts.

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Digital Radiography System

This spring, IDEXX Digital Imaging, a division of IDEXX Laboratories, is set to release IDEXX-PACS™ 2.8.

The latest version of this picture archiving and communication system is DICOM-conformant and will enable practices to create a customized patient CD with an image viewer.

An integrated surgical template application allows users to incorporate surgical options into an image to enhance pre-surgical evaluations.

The new version supports multiple monitor configurations, allowing images to be viewed on several screens.

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(800) 433-9922

Scheduling Training Manual

"Foolproof Appointment Scheduling: The 10 Things Every Staff Member Will Need to Schedule Successfully" is a new, 76-page training manual. It's a component of The Ultimate Staff, a five-volume boxed set that also includes manuals on recare, payment arrangements, meetings and new-patient exams.

The publication's chapters include pre-blocking basics, scheduling to goal, "perfect" appointment lengths, keeping patients active, the patient hand-off, the quick-call system and verbal skills for handling scheduling challenges.

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