Last week Merial announced that current Immiticide® (melarsomine dihydrochloride) inventories will likely be depleted over the next month due to production issues. We’ve been in contact with the American Heartworm Society who just released a white paper with an interim set of guidelines for veterinarians faced with a shortage of Immiticide® (which Merial advised could last for several weeks to months). Merial advises that if you have technical questions regarding Immiticide® or the restricted use program, please contact Merial at 1-888-637-4251, Option 3.
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