Product Spotlight (October 2017)
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
For More Information: ocubright.com
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
For More Information: addisonlabs.com
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])
For More Information: merck-animal-health-equine.com
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
For More Information: cosequin.com/cats
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])
For More Information: zoetisus.com
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
For More Information: interceptorplus.com