• This was posted to another list I am on:

    My all breed club's secretary alerted me to this. I went to the company's web
    site and found the following information and I thought I would pass it along.
    Possum Creek Basenjis

    Virbac Announces Voluntary Recall Notice for One Lot of IVERHART MAX� Chewable
    Tablets (ivermectin / pyrantel pamoate / praziquantel)
    March 26, 2012
    On Monday, March 26, 2012 Virbac AH, Inc. announced a voluntary recall of a
    single production lot of IVERHART MAX� Chewable Tablets.
    Affected Product: IVERHART MAX Chewable Tablets, Lot #110482 (Large, 50.1 - 100
    The lot number is stamped on the side lid/flap of the box in a white text field
    and on the blister foil of the individual doses. Please note that this voluntary
    recall affects only this specific lot � no other products are affected by this
    Virbac, after promptly notifying the FDA, is coordinating with our distributor
    network to voluntarily recall the affected product. Letters have been sent
    directly to veterinary distributors instructing them to cease distribution of
    this identified lot and to advise veterinary clinics in receipt of the
    identified product to cease dispensing this affected lot.
    It is important to note that prior to releasing the identified product lot for
    sale and distribution, numerous tests were performed and all test results were
    within specifications permitting the release of the product. After release,
    routine product testing has determined that the ivermectin (an active
    ingredient) has failed to meet our required stability specifications.
    Consequently, some dogs dosed with the identified lot may not be fully protected
    against heartworm disease.
    It is Virbac�s goal to ensure that all dogs receive adequate protection against
    heartworm disease. For potentially affected dogs, veterinarians should contact
    Virbac Technical Services (800-338-3659 x3052) to discuss recommendations for
    heartworm testing procedures. If any dog receiving IVERHART MAX Tablets is found
    infected with heartworms, treatment can be administered and will be covered
    under the IVERHART product satisfaction guarantee.
    Virbac regrets this isolated incident and remains committed to manufacturing
    quality products. Testing has confirmed that all other lots of IVERHART MAX
    Chewable Tablets remain potent. Only this single lot is affected by this recall.
    Since only the ivermectin is affected, protection against other internal
    parasites covered by the product is not compromised. Additionally, no
    heartworm-related adverse events or illnesses have been reported to-date with
    this lot of product.
    One of the world�s largest laboratories dedicated exclusively to animal health -
    Virbac develops, manufactures and distributes a wide range of products and
    services intended for the prevention and treatment of common pathologies in
    companion animals. Virbac Corporation U.S., located in Fort Worth, Texas, is a
    leading companion animal health company offering products in the heartworm, tick
    and flea, dermatology, antibiotic, endocrinology, senior care, behavior,
    critical care nutrition, and oral hygiene markets. Virbac products are available
    to pet owners through their veterinarian. For more information about Virbac
    Animal Health and the company�s products, please visit www.virbacvet.com.


    Michael Walsh, Market Development
    Virbac Animal Health

  • Thanks Pat, sharing it.

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