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Merial Manufacturer Spotlight

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Ever wonder who makes Frontline and Heartgard? You guessed right its Merial, which was founded in August 1997. Merial is a company leader in innovation, and provides with a variety of products such as to improve the health, the well-being and the yield of the animal. They also produce a range of vaccines to protect a wide variety of species against disease.


In recent highlights Merial has helped governments fight outbreaks of bluetongue. They also created the equine vaccine which protected competition horses at the 2008 Summer Olympics. The company is dedicated to make sure that animals are protected as is if it was one of their own.

A fun fact about Merial, the active ingredient – ivermectin – in Merial’s Ivomec product range for farm animals is also used to treat river blindness in humans. Let’s now check out some of Merial’s top products that help out these animals.

One of their famous products is Frontline. Frontline is the world’s best selling flea and tick treatment for dogs and cats. EPA approved, Frontline provides your dog and cat the best flea & tick protection that your money can buy. It will get rid of the fleas and ticks within 24-48 hours. There are many different frontline products that can help you fight those ticks & fleas such as Frontline Plus, Frontline Top Spot and the Frontline Spray.

Frontline Plus
Heartgard Plus

Monitoring your pet’s health is essential. With Heartgard and Heartgard Plus, it puts you at ease that this monthly medication prevents heartworms and controls roundworms and hookworms. This prescription product comes in either chewables or tablets and is categorized for whatever weight your pet is.


Another product that is for heart care is Enacard. This medicine is used for moderate or severe heart failure in dogs. This tablet helps regulate heart beat, lowers blood pressure and prevents fluid building up in their lungs. Maintaining a healthy heart with this medicine will surely help your dog live a happy life.

Tresaderm is used in dogs and cats to treat skin and ear infections, due to bacteria. Tresaderm fends off a wide range of skin and ear conditions in a week or less. The droplets are very easy to use on your pet and they will thank you for getting rid of the bacteria.


Not only does Merial make dog and cat products, but they also make products for other animals. Ivomec Eprinex is treatment and protection against parasites in cattle. This pour on is used for the treatment and control of gastrointestinal roundworms, lungworms, grubs, lice, mites, horn flies.

Ivomec Eprinex

Merial also makes products for horses. UlcerGard prevents gastric ulcers in horses. If your horse does fairs, competition or trains, this product should be used because they can develop ulcers within a week of doing these activities.

Another product for horses is Zimecterin. This paste protects horses from equine parasites and tapeworms. It is safe to use on all types of horses. Those pesky parasites will be wishing that they never met your horse.

Currently Merial is evolving in four main areas: parasiticides, antibiotics, pain control, and products for treating chronic conditions in companion animals. Also they are developing new ranges of vaccines which employ both novel and conventional technologies with the objective of offering enhanced protection to a wide range of animal species.

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