Broadline Spot-on Solution for Cats
Broadline is one-of-its-kind spot-on solution utilized for the treatment of cats with or at risk of mixed infestations of fleas and ticks, tapeworm and roundworm. It treats the prevailing flea infestations along with new infestations and prevention of environmental flea contamination for at least a month. It also treats tick infestations and also prevention of new infestations for a maximum of three weeks. It can even be used to treat gastrointestinal worms and tapeworms along with a type of worm that infects the bladder of the feline. Even heartworm disease can be prevented with the help of this effective product.
Three groups are targeted by the treatment:
- Ectoparasites includes treatment and infestation of fleas, immature stages of fleas, within a day for a complete month protection and ticks within 2 days.
- Cestodes treats infestations with tapeworms (Dipylidium caninum, Taenia taeniaeformis, Echinococcus multilocularis).
- Nematods that treats infestations with gastrointestial worms, vesical worms along with prevention of heartworm disease for a complete month.
It is recommended for kittens and cats at least 8 weeks of age.
How it works?
Fipronil, (S)-methoprene, praziquantel and eprinomectin are the four active ingredients in Broadline. Fripronil and (S)-methoprene are popular for killing fleas and ticks along with breaking their life cycle. Females are sterilized by (S)-methoprene, as it mimics an insect hormone to prevent sexual development and further build up of eggs in the environment. Praziquantel is effective against untouched tapeworm population, leaving them paralyzed and unable to resist digestion by host. They lose hold of their position in the gut and are either fully digested or passed out in fragments. Eprinomectin is a semi-synthetic avermectin that produces hyperpolarisation of either the muscle or nerve cell and paralysis while the chemical is absorbed into the bloodstream, it is unable to cross the blood-brain barrier which ultimately leads to death of the roundworms, lice and mites.
Important Note: Merial is now acquired by Boehringer Ingelheim. So, the manufacturer’s name on product packs may vary according to the available stock.