August 28, 2017

Product Spotlight (August 2017)

A look at some of the latest and greatest products in veterinary medicine for August 2017.
By American Veterinarian Editorial Staff

NexGard (Afoxolander) Chewables 

Marketed By: Merial, Inc.
NexGard (afoxolaner) is a soft, beef-flavored chew that is indicated to kill both fleas and ticks and to keep killing for a whole month. It has been proven safe and effective for use in dogs and puppies 8 weeks of age or older, weighing 4 pounds or more.
Dosage Form: Soft, beef-flavored chew
Important Safety Information: NexGard is for use in dogs only. The most frequently reported adverse reactions included pruritus, vomiting, dry/flaky skin, diarrhea, lethargy, and lack of appetite. The safe use of NexGard in pregnant, breeding, or lactating dogs has not been evaluated. Use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures. See full prescribing information on page 1.
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Vet25 and Vet30
Marketed By:
SunTech Medical
The Vet25 monitor is designed for monitoring blood pressure in either the examination or operating room. The Vet30 combines blood pressure technology with pulse oximetry and temperature capabilities for continuous monitoring before, during, and after procedures.
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Marketed By:
Nutramax Laboratories
Solliquin is a behavioral health supplement that aims to help support normal behavior and facilitate a calming effect for anxious pets. The product, which contains the amino acid L-theanine, Magnolia and Phellodendron extracts, and whey protein concentrate, is intended for use as part of a multimodal plan to treat pet anxiety.
Dosage Form: Soft chews for dogs and cats; chewable tablets for medium to large dogs
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Marketed By:
Elanco Animal Health
Galliprant (grapiprant tablets) is a first-in-class piprant (a non– COX-inhibiting prostaglandin receptor antagonist) indicated
for the control of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis (OA) in dogs. Galliprant blocks the prostaglandin EP4 receptor, the primary mediator of canine OA pain and inflammation, but does not inhibit the production of many housekeeping prostanoids that maintain homeostatic functions.
Dosage Form: 20-mg, 60-mg, and 100-mg tablets
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Marketed By: Jurox
Alfaxan (alfaxalone 10 mg/mL) is indicated for use in dogs and cats for both induction and maintenance of anesthesia and for induction of anesthesia followed by maintenance with an inhalant anesthetic. Alfaxalone is a neuroactive steroid molecule with central effects. It is a progesterone analogue but does not bind to sex hormone, glucocorticoid, or mineralocorticoid receptors.
Dosage Form: Intravenous injection
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Marketed By:
Virox Animal Health
Accelerated hydrogen peroxide is the primary ingredient
in Rescue, a line of nonabrasive disinfectants designed for use on hard, nonporous surfaces such as non–food contact countertops, cages, exam tables, kennels, and animal equipment and devices. Rescue also reduces odor-causing bacteria, leaving surfaces smelling clean and fresh.
Available Formats: Concentrate, ready-to-use liquid, wipes, and high-level disinfectant
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