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Imoxi Topical Solution for Cats

FDA approves generic feline parasiticide

Vetoquinol USA received a regulatory go-ahead for Imoxi Topical Solution for Cats.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Vetoquinol USA’s Imoxi Topical Solution for Cats, a generic equivalent of Bayer’s Advantage Multi antiparasitic. Imoxi Topical Solution for Cats (imidacloprid and moxidectin) is formulated to prevent heartworms and treat fleas, ear mites and intestinal parasites. The prescription drug’s approval came five months after the FDA authorized […]


Merck to purchase Virbac’s Sentinel line

The $400 million deal adds Flavor Tabs and Spectrum to a Merck parasiticide catalog that already includes Bravecto.

Virbac Corp. has agreed to sell two popular parasiticides to Merck Animal Health for $400 million five years after purchasing the U.S. rights from Eli Lilly and Co. The two canine products, Sentinel Flavor Tabs and Sentinel Spectrum, generated $70 million in U.S. sales in 2019. “These brands are well-known and trusted parasiticide products that […]

Cardio Pro

VetriScience releases Cardio Pro heart supplement

Veterinary-exclusive chew contains Hawthorn phytosome and 10 other ingredients.

The Pro Line brand of veterinary-exclusive supplements has grown by one with the introduction of Cardio Pro, a heart health product for dogs and cats. The manufacturer, VetriScience Laboratories, reported that Cardio Pro is recommended for dogs and cats with heart issues as well as senior pets and breeds predisposed to cardiovascular issues. Cardio Pro […]


Virbac unveils Easotic ear infection fighter

A pump applicator eases administration and helps improve dog owner compliance, according to the manufacturer.

Virbac Corp. has released a prescription medication indicated for the topical treatment of canine otitis externa. Easotic (hydrocortisone aceponate, miconazole nitrate, gentamicin sulfate) Otic Suspension for Dogs is dispensed through a pump applicator. One squeeze releases 1 milliliter of medication, which is administered once a day for five days, according to Virbac. “Hydrocortisone aceponate is […]

COVID-19 test

New from Idexx: COVID-19 pet test

The SARS-CoV-2 RealPCR Test should be given only under certain circumstances, according to the company.

Responding to customer demand, Idexx Laboratories Inc. has released a COVID-19 test for pets. The SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) RealPCR Test is available to North American veterinarians and will be shipped worldwide “in the coming weeks,” Idexx stated. The company pointed to “growing evidence that in rare cases pets living with COVID-19 positive humans can be at […]

Marboquin drug

FDA authorizes Dechra’s generic antibiotic

Marboquin tablets, similar to the Zoetis drug Zeniquin, can be prescribed to treat certain skin and soft tissue infections in cats and dogs.

Dechra Veterinary Products has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of a generic version of Zoetis’ Zeniquin antibiotic for cats and dogs. The new Marboquin tablets are indicated for the treatment of skin and soft tissue infections associated with bacteria susceptible to marbofloxacin, the active ingredient. The once-a-day prescription medication was approved in dosages […]

Simparica Trio

FDA approves Simparica Trio from Zoetis

The chewable canine drug fights heartworm disease, ticks and fleas, roundworms and hookworms.

A newly approved chewable parasiticide from Zoetis Inc. is expected to reach U.S. veterinary clinics by late April. Simparica Trio, which received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval, is a monthly prescription medication formulated to protect dogs against heartworm disease, ticks and fleas, roundworms and hookworms. The drug began selling in Europe this month. “Combining […]

Scopio Labs

Scopio Labs launches high-res digital cytology system

ScopioVet delivers “gold standard” 100X magnification, according to the manufacturer.

The ScopioVet digital cytology system is now available commercially throughout the United States and Canada, manufacturer Scopio Labs reported. The proprietary digital microscopy system uses an intuitive pathology consultation service and artificial intelligence to automate routine diagnostic tests, the company stated. “To provide a conclusive diagnosis for the range of sample types our customers process, […]


Purina unveils an allergen-reducing cat food

Pro Plan LiveClear contains an egg protein that counteracts a feline protein shed during grooming.

Nestlé Purina PetCare has engineered a new cat food formulated to neutralize a feline protein that affects many allergen-sensitive people. The diet, Purina Pro Plan LiveClear, will be available starting in April at veterinary hospitals, online retailers and pet specialty stores. Nestlé Purina is promoting the food as the first and only one that reduces […]

Nasalgen 3

Merck introduces three-way cattle vaccine

Nasalgen 3 protects against infectious bovine rhinotracheitis, BRSV and PI3.

Merck Animal Health has received U.S. Department of Agriculture approval of Nasalgen 3, an intranasal vaccine formulated to protect beef and dairy cattle from common pneumonia-causing viral pathogens. The vaccine provides a 6½-month duration of immunity against infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR), 11 weeks’ protection against bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV) and three months’ protection against […]