Value through Innovation11 August 2016

Animal Health

Vetmedica, the animal health branch of Boehringer Ingelheim was founded in the 1950s, and established a UK presence in 1980, initially focussing on equine respiratory disease. Since that time, Vetmedica has expanded to one of the largest veterinary pharmaceutical company in the UK, and is also one of the fastest growing.

Ranking among the top 10 animal companies in the world, innovation is and will always be at the heart of all Vetmedica’s activities. Through the discovery of new pharmaceutical solutions, molecules or vaccines we can offer added value to the veterinary surgeon and animal owners.

In the UK, Vetmedica promotes a wide range of both therapeutic and preventative products, dealing with both companion animals (dogs, cats, and horses) and farm animals.

For all enquiries regarding veterinary information in the UK, please contact us at vetenquiries@boehringer-ingelheim.com.

This information is intended for residents of the UK only.

Current estimates put the UK cat and dog population at around 14.5 million, making pets central to many people’s lives.

In a trend which mirrors the demographic shift in the human population, our pets are living longer, healthier lives through improved nutrition and healthcare. The trend has created a real need for effective and safe treatments for chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis, heart disease, and cancer.Vetmedica's objective is to provide innovative animal health solutions for chronic care of dogs and cats, with the specific aim of improving the quality of life and longevity for these animals.

Particular areas of speciality for the company are osteoarthritis and pain relief (Metacam®), cardiovascular disease (Vetmedin®) canine epilepsy (Pexion®) and feline kidney disease (Semintra®).

Vetmedica also manufacture nutraceuticals (Seraquin® - for joint support; Viacutan® and Dermocanis® - for healthy skin). Canikur® and Canikur Pro® to support gut health.

More information for veterinary professionals, and owners whose pets have been prescribed Metacam, is available at www.metacam.co.uk.

More information for veterinary professionals, and owners whose pets have been prescribed Vetmedin, is available at www.vetmedin.co.uk.

More information on Seraquin is available at www.seraquin.co.uk.

More information for veterinary professionals, and owners whose pets have been prescribed Pexion, is available at www.pexion.co.uk

More information for veterinary professionals, and owners whose pets have been prescribed Semitra, is available at www.semintra.co.uk

 

Prescription products

     
Product name Generic name More information
     
Benefortin® flavour tablets benazepril hydrochloride Benefortin flavour tablets
Metacam® Oral Suspension for Dogs meloxicam Metacam oral solution for dogs
Metacam® Chewable Tablets for Dogs meloxicam Metacam Chewable Tablets for Dogs
Metacam® Oral Suspension for Cats meloxicam Metacam oral solution for cats
Metacam® 2mg/ml injectable for Cats meloxicam Metacam 2mg/ml Injection for Cats
Metacam injection® for Dogs and Cats meloxicam Metacam Injection for Dogs and Cats
Pexion®Tablets for Dogs pexion Pexion tablets for Dogs 100mg and 400mg
Semintra® Oral Solution for Cats semintra Semintra® Oral Solution for Cats 4mg/ml
Vetmedin® Injection pimobendan Vetmedin Injection
Vetmedin® 5mg capsules pimobendan Vetmedin 5mg capsules
Vetmedin® Chewable Tablets pimobendan Vetmedin Chewable tablets
Voren® Suspension dexamethasone-21-isonicotinate Voren Suspension

Neutraceutical products

Product Name More information
Canikur® Tablets  
Canikur® Pro  
Dermocanis® Shampoo  
Seraquin® for Dogs www.seraquin.co.uk
Seraquin® for Cats and Small Dogs www.seraquin.co.uk
Viacutan® Plus Capsules  
Viacutan® Plus Liquid  

Horses are athletes, and require careful management to keep them at their best. Prescription Products for horses were the first area of speciality for Vetmedica when it started in the UK in the 1980s. Nowadays, we offer a wide range of Products for treatment of a variety of diseases, as well as nutraceutical products.

For more information on Talk About Laminitis please visit www.talkaboutlaminitis.co.uk

 

Prescription products

Product Name Generic Name More Information
Buscopan® 20mg/ml Injection for Horses and Calves Hyoscine Butylbromide Buscopan 20mg/ml injection for horses and calves
Buscopan® Compositum butylscopolamine and metamizole Buscopan Compositum
Compagel® Heparin Sodium, Levomenthol, Hydroxyethyl salicylate Compagel
Equisolon® Oral Powder for Horses prednisolone Equisolon Oral Powder for Horses
Metacam® 20mg/ml Solution for Injection for Cattle, Pigs and Horses meloxicam Metacam 20mg/ml Solution for injection for Cattle, Pigs and Horses
Metacam® Oral Suspension for Horses meloxicam Metacam Oral Suspension for Horses
Prascend® Tablets pergolide Prascend Tablets


 
Sedivet® romifidine Sedivet
Sputolosin® Powder dembrexine Sputulosin Powder
Ventipulmin® Granules clenbuterol Ventipulmin Granules
Ventipulmin® Injection clenbuterol Ventipulmin Injection Solution
Ventipulmin® Syrup clenbuterol Ventipulmin Syrup
     

Neutraceutical products

Product Name More Information
Equitop® Myoplast www.equitop-myoplast.co.uk
Equitop® Pronutrin  
Seraquin® GLME  

Improving farm animal welfare and the adequate supply of safe food are central to what we do. Vetmedica produces a range of products for both the prevention and treatment of a number of diseases in cattle and pigs.

For pigs, we have been able to provide a whole range of innovative swine vaccines (Ingelvac® M Hyo, Enterisol® Ileitis and Ingelvac® Circoflex).

For cattle particular areas of interest are BVD (Bovela®), mastitis (Ubro® Red, Ubro® Yellow, Ubrolexin® and Mamyzin®) and farm animal welfare (Metacam®)

More information for veterinary professionals and farmers on the pig vaccines can be found at www.ingelvacflex.co.uk.

More information for veterinary professionals and farmers on BVD can be found at www.bvdzero.co.uk

More information for veterinary professionals and farmers on the cattle mastitis range can be found at www.mastitis.co.uk.

More information for veterinary professionals and farmers can be found at www.bovikalc.co.uk and www.milkfever.org.uk.

Pharmaceutical products

Product name Generic name More Information
Bisolvon® Injection bromhexine Bisolvon injection
Bisolvon® Powder bromhexine Bisolvon powder
Bovela® Lyophilisate and Solvent Modified Live BVDV-1 and Modified Live BVDV-2 Bovela
Buscopan® 20mg/ml Injection for Horses and Calves Hyoscine Butylbromide Bisolvon 20mg/ml Injection for Horses and Calves
Enterisol Ileitis® Lawsonia intracellularis Enterisol Ileitis
Ingelvac® CircoFLEX inactivated Porcine circovirus Ingelvec CIRCOFLEX
Ingelvac® M Hyo inactivated Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae Ingelvac M Hyo
Ingelvac® MycoFLEX inactivated Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae Ingelvac MycoFLEX
Mamyzin® penethamate hydriodide Mamyzin
Metacam® 20mg/ml Solution for Injection for Cattle, Pigs and Horses meloxicam Metacam 20mg/ml Solution for Cattle, Pigs and Horses Introduction
Monzaldon® Injection vetrabutine Monzaldon 100mg/ml Solution for Injection
Planipart® Injection clenbuterol Planipart Injection
Ubro Red® Framycetin sulphate, penethamate hydriodide, procaine penicillin Ubro red Dry Cow
Ubro Yellow® penethamate hydriodide, dihydrostreptiomycin sulphate, framycetin sulphate, prednisolone Ubro Yellow Milking Cow
Ubrolexin® Intramammary Suspension cefalexin and kanamycin Ubrolexin Inflammatory Suspension
Voren® Suspension dexamethasone-21- isonicotinate Voren Suspension