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Felpreva®, Vetoquinol’s New Three-Monthly Feline Parasiticide, Receives Marketing Authorisation From The European Commission

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22nd November, 2021 10h14

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Vetoquinol


 

Paris, 22nd November 2021 – Vetoquinol (Paris: VETO) is delighted to announce that, following positive opinion from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP), the European Commission has granted marketing authorisation for Felpreva® (tigolaner/emodepside/praziquantel) for spot-on prevention and treatment of mixed parasitic infestations/infections in cats.1

Felpreva® is the first spot-on parasiticide for cats that covers tapeworms in addition to other endoparasites including gastrointestinal roundworms and lungworms, and ectoparasites (fleas, ticks and mites) for up to three months with a single dose. It is licensed for treatment of cats with, or at risk from, mixed parasitic infestations/infections, including:

 

Matthieu Frechin, Vetoquinol CEO, commented: “Marketing authorisation is a pivotal achievement for both Vetoquinol and Felpreva®. It is a breakthrough treatment with convenience and simplicity of use combined with long-lasting efficacy. We believe that Felpreva® will be a real game changer for this area of veterinary medicine, demonstrating our commitment to the parasiticide market.” 

Felpreva® is part of the endectocide class of veterinary parasiticides that covers both internal (endo) and external (ecto) parasites. It is a combination of active substances emodepside and praziquantel, with tigolaner, a novel active ingredient.1

 

It is estimated that parasiticides make up the largest segment in the companion animal veterinary pharmaceutical market worldwide. Moreover, the fast-growing endectocide category is estimated to make up approximately one quarter of the total companion animal parasiticide market.2

Fifty percent of pet owners in Europe report currently treating their pets with an endectocide product.3 However, research suggests owners are treating cats less frequently than recommended by the European Scientific Counsel Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP), which recommends no less than four times per year for deworming in certain risk groups of cats.4.5

 

Juliana Carrer, International Range Manager at Vetoquinol, said: “With veterinary staff busier than ever, and increasing numbers of new cat owners across Europe, we understand the need to reduce prescribing complexity and increase vets’ confidence in owner compliance. As a qualified veterinarian myself I warmly welcome the approval of Felpreva®.”

It is anticipated that Felpreva® will be made available to veterinarians across Europe in early 2022.

ENDS

 

References

 

  1. European Commission Union Register of Veterinary Medicinal Products – Felpreva. 2021. Available from: https://ec.europa.eu/health/documents/community-register/html/v277.htm [Accessed 16 November 2021].
  2. Vetoquinol estimates, based on Market Intelligence Data.
  3. Survey of Pet Owners in EU6 countries and the UK, conducted by Metyis February 2021.
  4. McNamara, J., Drake, J., Wiseman, S. and Wright, I., 2018. Survey of European pet owners quantifying endoparasitic infection risk and implications for deworming recommendations. Parasites & Vectors, 11(1).
  5. ESCCAP Guideline 1: Worm Control in Dogs and Cats. 6th ed. Available at: https://www.esccap.org/uploads/docs/oc1bt50t_0778_ESCCAP_GL1_v15_1p.pdf  [Accessed 16 November 2021].

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