Ear infections are amongst the most common reasons for owners to visit a vet and the prevalence of otitis externa in UK first opinion practice was found to be 10.2%¹.
It is important that you have a range of treatment options for your patients, which provides you and the owner with flexibility and reassurance of a good clinical outcome.
Otitis externa can be a challenge to treat, however the most common organisms found in association with otitis externa are Staphylococcus pseudintermedius and Malassezia pachydermatis².
With a good plan, a systematic approach and the help of our product range consisting of both ear cleaners and prescription treatments you can feel reassured that you will successfully manage each individual case.
Dechra offers three first-line treatments to assist you with your tailored approach to cases of otitis externa taking into consideration the presentation of the disease and the needs and capabilities of the owner.
Our licensed products provide you with the reassurance of effective daily dosing options or a proven long lasting ear gel, allowing you to treat your patients with confidence.
|Red (erythematous)||Red and waxy
Redness of the skin in the ear canal, little to no discharge.
Redness of the skin in the ear canal and a mainly waxy discharge.
Purulent, often foul smelling, exudate. Ear canals are often red, ulcerated and painful.
Canaural or Osurnia
|Culture and sensitivity to identify bacterial species and sensitivity pattern is recommended before choosing antimicrobial treatment.|
An in vitro study looking at antimicrobial activity of Canaural, Cleanaural and a mixture of Canaural and CleanAural (ratio 1:10) against Staphylococcus pseudintermedius isolated from canine otitis externa, concluded that adding CleanAural to Canaural had no negative effect on zone inhibition8. This means that remaining amounts of CleanAural won't compromise Canaural's antimicrobial activity.
Dechra’s most potent “wax-buster”
Useful in dogs that have excessively waxy ears
Useful to break up large, hard lumps of wax
Supports ear health where there is microbial imbalance
Contains acetic acid and boric acid
Dechra’s more acidic ear cleaner
Useful in dogs that swim, dogs with atopy and maintenance cleaning following Pseudomonas infection
Dechra’s best “mucous-buster”
Triz-EDTA alkalinising pre-treatment flush, complements ear medications
Useful where Gram-negative bacteria have been identified
Ready-to-Use aqueous form
Dechra has a range of products to support you in the treatment and long-term management of otitis. Within our range we are able to offer you a suitable treatment for the pet taking into consideration your clinical preference and the owners lifestyle.