BuprecareAnimalcare has launched Buprecare into the UK and Ireland veterinary markets. Buprecare (POM-V) is a veterinary licensed analgesic, containing buprenorphine, for use in dogs and cats. It is licensed for post-operative analgesia in dogs and cats, and potentiation of the sedative effect of centrally acting agents in dogs.

This is the second major product the company has introduced in the last 18 months as Animalcare continues to grow its portfolio of veterinary products with the launch of an ACE inhibitor Benazecare (benazepril hydrochloride) earlier in 2007.

To complement the product launch, Animalcare is offering an ampoule breaker to help practice staff to open ampoules safely, together with a practice support package, containing pain scoring pads to aid in the assessment of pain of patients and judging of adequate analgesia requirements. In addition a dosing table and poster detailing common behavioural changes that can be associated with pain are available. Buprecare 0.3mg/ml is available in 1ml ampoules, in cartons of 5 ampoules.

Stephen Wildridge, Managing Director of Animalcare Ltd. said: "We have a very exciting time ahead with the launches of several new pharmaceutical  products over the next twelve months, and the proposed expansion of our business into the major European veterinary markets."

Please contact your Animalcare representative, or ring 01904 487687 for more details.