Virbac’s megestrol acetate tablets are now back in stock, following the resolution of a manufacturing problem that saw the product unavailable for general sale from February.
Virbac’s megestrol acetate tablets are now back in stock, following the resolution of a manufacturing problem that saw the product unavailable for general sale from February 2013.
The megestrol acetate tablets are indicated for the postponement or prevention of oestrus and the treatment of hypersexuality in male dogs.
In cats they are recommended for the prevention or postponement of oestrus and the treatment of miliary dermatitis and eosinophilic granulomata.
As Ovarid is relied upon by the owners of many cats suffering from miliary eczema, Virbac worked to ensure that their welfare was not compromised during the outage by recalling unused stock from practices to ensure that it could still be provided to those contacting them with emergency cases.
Senior product manager Chris Geddes said: “I’d like to express my thanks to practices for bearing with us and particularly to those which returned unused product. This meant that we were able to supply emergency supplies to every practice that asked for it. We also managed to help out some zoos which needed supplies for frisky sea lions and lions.
“We’re delighted that it is now back in stock as part of our reproduction range.”
- Ovarid is available in 20mg and 5mg tablets.