Invicta Animal Health has launched EthyCalm, a cryoanalgesic for minor procedures. The active ingredient, ethyl chloride, acts as a local analgesic when sprayed or wiped onto the skin.
Invicta Animal Health has launched EthyCalm spray, a cryoanalgesic for minor procedures.
The active ingredient, ethyl chloride, acts as a local analgesic (pain relief) when sprayed or wiped onto the skin.
The vapo-coolant is effective rapidly (in just a few seconds) but the effect wears off within a few minutes as the skin warms up again, making EthyCalm particularly suitable for:
- tick removal
- placing of peripheral venous catheters (PVCs)
EthyCalm spray reduces the animal’s response to the procedure, which in turn reduces stress for the patient and practitioner.
The 50ml vial will provide up to 100 applications.
Invicta managing director Rob Watkins said: “We are delighted to launch EthyCalm. During theatre training sessions for our product, ChloraPrep, we realised that the busy nurse doesn’t have time to use traditional analgesia methods such as creams – they need something instant yet cost-effective.
“Seeing the widespread use of ethyl chloride in places like Great Ormond Street Hospital, it was obvious that this product needed to be made available to veterinary practices.”
- For further information call 01403 791313 or visit www.invictavet.com