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Medicines update

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The points below highlight changes in marketing authorisations (MAs) that may have a significant impact on veterinary surgeons’ prescribing decisions.

New marketing authorisations

New marketing authorisations relevant to veterinary surgeons in the UK that were issued or published in June 2019 are listed in Table 1. Of those products listed, the VMD draws attention to:

  • Parofor Crypto 140, 000 IU/ml oral solution for sheep and goats is the first paromomycin-containing product authorised for sheep and goats, indicated for the ‘reduction of the severity and the duration of diarrhoea associated with Cryptosporidium parvum in individual animals confirmed to have cryptosporidial oocysts in their faeces. Paromomycin reduces faecal oocyst shedding.’

  • Baycox Iron 36.4 mg/ml + 182 mg/ml suspension for injection for pigs is a new fixed combination containing toltrazuril and iron, indicated for the concurrent prevention of clinical signs of coccidiosis (such as …

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