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Here are three reasons why more veterinarians are using Suprelorin in Australia.
1. Surgical castration results in high levels of uncontrolled luteinising hormone (LH).
The evidence is growing that this may have long-term health risks.
2. Dog owners want you to discuss all the castration options available.
3. Suprelorin is an effective castration option that’s seen a 63% increase in the number of implants used in Australia by small animal veterinary clinics.
Surgical castration leaves high levels of luteinising hormone uncontrolled, which may risk their long-term health. The evidence is growing that this may have long-term health risks.
Testosterone is part of the feedback loop that influences the release of GnRH and LH.
LH stimulates the release of testosterone from the testes, which then rises and triggers the decrease in production and release of GnRH and LH. In the surgically desexed male dog, this negative feedback loop is rendered non-existent by the removal of testosterone, resulting in systemic supraphysiologic concentrations of LH.
There is mounting evidence of complications associated with surgical desexing that may be associated with LH receptor activation, including impacts on certain neoplasia, endocrine system, musculoskeletal system, neurological system, appetite and the urinary system.
Dog owners want you to discuss all the castration options available.
Dogs are now a part of the family and the relationship between dog and owner has become more personal. This results in owners expecting more information and to consider all options before making any treatment decisions for their dog.
Suprelorin provides an alternative for dog owners who are concerned by surgery or are unsure if a permanent reduction of testosterone is best for their pet.
Suprelorin is an effective castration option that’s seen a 63% increase in the number of implants used in Australia by small animal veterinary clinics.
Suprelorin gives you more control and pet owners more choice. As a GnRH agonist, the sustained release formulation of Suprelorin acts at the pituitary gland for a targeted approach to keep all the sex hormones under control, not just testosterone.
Suprelorin is inserted via the implanter device – meaning no surgery and no need for general anaesthetic.
With Suprelorin you can control fertility and control LH.
Come and speak about Suprelorin® with our team at the AVA Conference 2023 or email [email protected] to book your Suprelorin® lunch & learn. Designed for the whole practice, it’s a 1-hour session packed with clinical information on Suprelorin, why more dog owners are choosing Suprelorin and the potential long-term effects of desexing.
Our team will also be available at the AVA Conference to discuss STELFONTA, the intratumoral treatment for canine mast cell tumours. Come and speak about Stelfonta® with our team at the AVA Conference 2023 or visit vet-au.virbac.com/stelfonta to access treatment guides and more.
*References available on request.