Correction and Clarifications: A Practitioner's Quick Reference to Selected Parasiticides for Dogs and Cats

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Aug 01, 2013
By dvm360.com staff

Correction

In the pull-out poster "A Practitioner's Quick Reference to Selected Parasiticides for Dogs and Cats" that accompanied the July 2013 issue, Frontline Tritak for Dogs and Frontline Tritak for Cats were incorrectly attributed to Merck Animal Health; these products are available from Merial. In addition, Heartgard was spelled incorrectly for Merial's Heartgard Chewables and Heartgard Plus for dogs and Heartgard Chewables for Cats and their associated website (http://heartgard.com/).

Clarifications

Also for the pull-out poster "A Practitioner's Quick Reference to Selected Parasiticides for Dogs and Cats," please note:
  • Merck Animal Health notes that the EPA-approved labels for Activyl for Dogs, Activyl Tick Plus for Dogs, and Activyl for Cats indicate flea larvicidal activity (http://us.activyl.com/pages/vet/activyldogscats/what-is-bioactivation.aspx).
  • Merck Animal Health notes that the EPA-approved label for Scalibor Protector Band for Dogs indicates anti-mosquito activity and that the product kills and repels Amblyomma americanum (Lone star tick).
  • This quick reference poster is a summary only and is not intended to contain a comprehensive listing of all indications. Readers are responsible for reading and becoming familiar with the individual product inserts and labels for complete indications and usage information. This poster contains selected parasiticides available in the United States and is not intended to be a complete listing of all parasiticides available to veterinarians and the public.

We regret any confusion this may have caused. The corrections mentioned above have been input into a revised and updated poster, which is included in this issue. Please discard the previous version. You can also download a PDF of the poster by scanning the QR code to the right or visiting http://dvm360.com/ParasiticideChart2013.