Product Spotlight (October 2017)

October 21, 2017
American Veterinarian Editorial Staff

American Veterinarian, October 2017, Volume 2, Issue 3

A look at some of the latest and greatest products in veterinary medicine for October 2017.

Ocubright Tear Stain RemoverMarketed By: OcuBright

These premeasured soft chews are given once daily to diminish tear stains in dogs and cats. Tylosin, the active ingredient, possesses a high degree of lipid solubility that is not intended to treat or prevent disease but rather to act as a grooming aid.

Dosage Form: Soft, beef-flavored chewable snacks

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Maxi/Guard Oral Cleansing GelMarketed By: Addison Biological Laboratory This natural, safe, and taste-free product is an effective oral cleanser and freshener for dogs, cats, horses, and exotics. This cleaning gel works with or without brushing.

Dosage Form: 4-ounce soft squeeze bottles

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ProtazilMarketed By: Merck Animal Health

Protazil (1.56% diclazuril) is the first and only FDA-approved alfalfa-based top-dress antiprotozoal pelleted formulation for the treatment of equine protozoal myeloencephalitis caused by Sarcocystis neurona.

Dosage Form: Pellets (1 mg/kg [0.45 mg/lb])

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Cosequin for CatsMarketed By: Nutramax Laboratories Cosequin for Cats is now available in convenient soft chews, combining glucosamine hydrochloride and chondroitin sulfate for joint support along with omega-3 fatty acids to help support skin and coat health and overall wellness.

Dosage Form: Soft chews and sprinkle capsules

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Marketed By: Zoetis

Diroban (melarsomine dihydrochloride) is a generic drug used to treat dogs infected with Dirofilaria immitis, the causative agent of canine heartworm disease. Diroban is currently the only FDA-approved drug available in the United States for canine heart disease.

Dosage Form: Intramuscular injection (0.1 mL/kg [0.045 mg/lb])

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Interceptor PlusMarketed By: Elanco

This chicken-flavored soft chew (milbemycin oxime/ praziquantel) is given once monthly to prevent heartworm disease and treat and control adult tapeworm, hookworm, roundworm, and whipworm infections in dogs and puppies 2 pounds or greater and 6 weeks of age or older.

Dosage Form: Chewable tablets

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