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Canine heart drug for UK

Ceva's new canine heart disease treatment Prilactone (spironolactone) is now available in the UK. The company claims that the product, which was first launched at the end of 2007, is the world's first aldosterone antagonist licensed for this indication. Prilactone has been shown to reduce the risk of mortality from heart disease by 65%. Fraser Broadfoot, Ceva's small animal veterinary advisor, says: "Clients are also noticing the improvements that Prilactone can cause to their dogs' clinical signs, which are often evident after just 10 days of treatment." The company has published a free information pack about the medicine. The product has also been launched in other European countries. sita.shah@informa.com

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