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Bayer launches Coraxis topical heartworm preventive

The prescription-only canine medication is rapidly absorbed and is effective for 30 days.

Bayer launches Coraxis topical heartworm preventive
Coraxis is available in five different sizes.

Bayer Animal Health has released a monthly spot-on heartworm preventive formulated for dogs as young as 7 weeks old.

Coraxis (moxidectin) Topical Solution for Dogs, available only by prescription, prevents heartworm disease and treats and controls hookworms, roundworms and whipworms, according to Bayer.

“Coraxis is a unique addition to the veterinarian’s anti-parasite toolbox,” said Robert Zolynas, DVM, MBA, head of North America research and development for Bayer Animal Health. “Its transdermal formulation is rapidly absorbed, achieving and sustaining high plasma levels of moxidectin to continuously kill incoming heartworm larvae for 30 days.”

The product comes in five dosages for patients weighing 3 to 110 pounds.

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