Ceva launches Cystease S in UK
Ceva Sante Animale has launched Cystease S (N-acetyl glucosamine), a product to maintain bladder function in cats, in the UK. Cystease S, which is designed to protect the lining that coats the bladder (the glycosaminoglycan layer), will replace the original product, Cystease. Ceva markets the product on behalf of US-based Vetriscience Laboratories of Vermont in the UK. It says the new version is easier to administer because the capsules are smaller and can be given whole or broken open and mixed with food, they are more palatable, and more cost effective. Cystease S can be used before periods of predicted stress, such as moving home or visits to the cattery. Vetriscience, a division of FoodScience Corporation, sells an equivalent product in the rest of Europe, under the trade name Acetylator.