Edit Module

Merck Unveils Topical Parasite Meds For Pets



Published:

Merck Animal Health launched a pair of veterinary-exclusive, topical, ectoparasite treatment and prevention products for pets called Activyl and Activyl Tick Plus, the company reported today.

Activyl treats and prevents flea infestations in dogs and cats, while Activyl Tick Plus controls both fleas and ticks, but is available exclusively for dogs, Merck reported.

Both products contain the active ingredient indoxacarb, which kills fleas through a process called bioactivation. Indoxacarb is absorbed by a flea via contact or ingestion and is converted by certain flea enzymes into an insecticidal metabolite, which paralyzes and kills the flea. Indoxacarb also disrupts a flea’s life cycle by inhibiting the development of flea larvae in the pet’s surroundings, Merck reported.

Activyl’s only active ingredient is indoxacarb, making it safe for both cats and dogs, according to the company. Activyl Plus is available exclusively for dogs because it contains both indoxacarb and permethrin, which kills and controls ticks, but is not safe for cats and should not be used on dogs younger than eight weeks or less than four pounds.

Both products require monthly applications and are dispensed in single-application pipettes.

<HOME>

Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Read More

Kansas State Gets FDA OK for Pilot Project on Antibiotic Use

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved a $1.5 million grant for Kansas State University veterinary researchers to monitor antibiotic use in beef feedlots and dairies.

NC Vet College Celebrates 20-Year Partnership with Turtle Rescue Group

The North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center recently held a special release of five rehabilitated turtles to mark a 20-year partnership to preserve and protect sea turtle populations.

10th Annual Pet Obesity Awareness Day Survey Held October 12

The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP) is asking veterinarians to send in information about their patients so they can get a better understanding of pet obesity in the United States.

Add your comment:
Edit Module
Edit Module
Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module
Edit Module Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Events


Show More...
Edit Module
Edit Module