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Brisbane, January 2021 – Following the take-over of Bayer by Elanco, Vetoquinol has announced its acquisition of Profender® and Drontal®, the broad spectrum wormer for cats and dogs.

Matthieu Frechin, CEO of Vetoquinol, commented: “We are absolutely delighted to add Profender® and Drontal® to our wide range of successful products. The acquisition of these two strong brands and their related pipelines are at the core of our Vetoquinol strategy of becoming a top player in the field of companion animal parasiticides.
Thanks to these product lines, our expertise will be taken to the next level. We have complete confidence in our ability to deliver continued success for the Profender® and Drontal® range. They will allow us to provide you with a wider choice of solutions – while helping you enhance your service to clients and your business”.
“Profender® and Drontal® belong with us. We are delighted to have them.”
Profender® (emodepside + praziquantel) is a single-dose, spot-on solution against hookworm, lungworm, roundworm and tapeworm for cats. It can safely be used on cats and is safe for kittens 8 weeks of age, and weighing at least 0.5 kg. In 2006, it obtained the prestigious Easy-to-give award from the International Society of Feline Medicine.
Drontal® (praziquantel + pyrantel embonate for cats, with added febantel for dogs) covers a range of single-dose broad-spectrum scored tablets for cats and dogs. An oral suspension (pyrantel embonate and febantel) is also available for puppies. Drontal® can be safely used in puppies from 2 weeks of age and in kittens from 6 weeks of age. The Drontal® chewable range was launched in 2005 in the form of a highly palatable, tasty chew for dogs.
The Australian Vetoquinol website will be updated to include information on any questions you may have regarding the continued ordering and supply of the Profender® and Drontal® product lines.
Regarding the continuity of supply and support, Matthieu Frenchin added: “Rest assured – it is our top priority to ensure that you have continuous stock availability and that you feel fully supported when using Profender® and Drontal® - now or in the future.”

Vetoquinol Australia
Profender® and Drontal® are registered trademarks of Vetoquinol