A popular treatment for atopic dermatitis in dogs has now been licensed for the symptomatic treatment of chronic allergic dermatitis in cats.
Sporimune, marketed by Dechra Veterinary Products, is the first ciclosporin oral solution to be licensed for use in both cats and dogs.
In cats with allergic dermatitis, ciclosporin has proved to be an effective alternative to prednisolone. It has a long-term safety record for chronic treatment of canine atopic dermatitis and remains one of the most important tools within a multimodal strategy, says the company.
Sporimune is available with two dosing syringes per bottle – one for cats and one for dogs – that are graduated in bodyweight and millilitres.
Its liquid formulation ensures it is easily titrated to the animal’s weight.
Three bottle sizes allow for flexibility in dispensing and broached bottles last a full six months.
Dechra brand manager Claire Morgan said: “Sporimune is a key component of a multimodal approach, involving guidance on allergen and flare factor avoidance, and improving skin and coat hygiene, to minimise clinical signs and the effects on quality of life, for both animal and owner.”