Zoetis has launched Stronghold Plus (selamectin/sarolaner), a topical combination of parasiticides licensed for the treatment of fleas, ticks, ear mites, lice, GI worms and heartworm in cats.

Zoetis says the combined action of selamectin and sarolaner broadens the spectrum and extends the duration of protection so that the product kills fleas and ticks within 24 hours for five weeks, with no drop in efficacy at the end of the dosing period.

Specifically, Stronghold Plus is licensed:

  • to prevent new infestations of Ctenocephalides spp. for 5 weeks
  • to treat Ixodes ricinus and Ixodes hexagonus ticks for 5 weeks
  • to treat Dermacentor reticulatus and Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks for 4 weeks
  • for the treatment of Otodectes cynotis ear mites
  • for the treatment of Felicola subrostratus biting lice infestations.
  • for the treatment of adult roundworms (Toxocara cati)
  • for the treatment of adult intestinal hookworms (Ancylostoma tubaeforme)
  • for the prevention of heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis.

Zoetis says Stronghold Plus is presented in an easy-to-use, low-volume dose that facilitates a gentle, complete application. It is indicated for use in kittens as young as eight weeks.

Alongside the new product, Zoetis has launched a support programme which includes a series of 'Good Medicine Good Business' workshops, designed to help practices grow their preventative health business.

Running throughout the summer months, the workshops will look at the contribution that preventatives make to practice growth and how increasing client engagement via enhanced preventative care can deliver greater medical value.

Scott Wheway, Zoetis product manager said: "Stronghold Plus offers vets a new topical choice that treats the parasites commonly presenting a threat to cats with one convenient monthly dose.

"What’s more, we are underpinning the launch with a practice support programme that will help practices maximise their preventative care by providing better patient outcomes and increased client value."

For further information on the Good Medicine Good Business workshops or an introductory offer on Stronghold Plus, contact your Zoetis account manager or telephone 0845 300 8034.

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