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Pharmacology

Cefovecin Sodium for Skin and Soft Tissue Infections

Convenia's (cefovecin sodium) convenient one-time dosing eliminates reliance on owner compliance while providing efficacy similar to that of traditional oral antibiotic regimens.

Cefovecin sodium provides reliable efficacy for the treatment of canine and feline skin infections, abscesses, and wounds. Its convenient one-time dosing eliminates reliance on owners to maintain medication compliance for days to weeks while providing efficacy similar to that of traditional oral antibiotic regimens.

Carprofen for Dogs: Osteoarthritis and Pain Management

Analyzing the use of carprofen for dogs with osteoarthritis and the additional benefits that can be seen with the use of adjunctive agents.

Carprofen for dogs with osteoarthritis has been shown to reduce pain, and additional benefits can be seen with the use of adjunctive agents.

Maropitant Use in Cats

Maropitant can be an effective antiemetic in felines and is also useful as an adjunct to therapy for visceral pain.

Maropitant can be an effective antiemetic in felines and is also useful as an adjunct to therapy for visceral pain.

Sarolaner Use in Dogs

Sarolaner is highly effective against fleas and ticks on dogs when dosed once monthly.

Sarolaner is an ectoparasiticide that is effective against fleas and ticks on dogs when administered once a month. This article covers its development, mechanism of action, dosage, safety, and efficacy against 6 common species of ectoparasites. It also compares the safety and efficacy of sarolaner with those of 2 other popular ectoparasiticides in the same class: afoxolaner and fluralaner.

Oral Cyclosporine Use in Dogs

Oral cyclosporine is currently being used to treat a spectrum of inflammatory and immune-mediated diseases in dogs.

Cyclosporine is a potent immunosuppressive agent that has treatment applications in both veterinary and human medicine. Oral cyclosporine is currently being used to treat a spectrum of inflammatory and immune-mediated diseases in dogs, including but not limited to atopic dermatitis, autoimmune skin disorders, perianal fistula, inflammatory bowel disease, granulomatous meningoencephalitis, and immune-mediated blood disorders.

Oclacitinib: Treating Pruritus and Beyond

Oclacitinib has been proven to be a forerunner antipruritic medication for dogs and even off-label for cats.

For years, glucocorticoids and cyclosporine have been used for the symptomatic management of atopic dermatitis, including the associated pruritus. In the past 5 years, however, oclacitinib (Apoquel; zoetisus.com), a Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor, has become another important drug in the management of allergic pruritus.

Grapiprant for Control of Osteoarthritis Pain in Dogs

For centuries, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been used for pain control. However, their use has been associated with potentially life-threatening adverse drug events. Grapiprant is a novel drug for treatment of osteoarthritic pain in dogs. Approved in 2016, it is a non-cyclooxygenase (COX)-inhibiting NSAID.

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