Zomedica Expands ZM-006 Pilot Efficacy Study
Methimazole in oral form is used for the medical management of hyperthyroidism in cats and is the standard of care for the treatment of over-active thyroid in cats. Methimazole treatment manages but does not cure the condition and must be used daily which can be difficult for cat owners to administer. Zomedica’s ZM-006 is a transdermal gel designed to be a single daily dose applied to a cat’s ear which is intended to be less stressful for both owners and their feline companions. Current formulations, both gel and oral, require twice daily dosing. The pilot efficacy study will include 12 newly diagnosed hyperthyroid cats and 12 hyperthyroid cats currently treated and controlled using oral methimazole. Enrolled patients will be treated with ZM-006 for three weeks with regular monitoring of clinical parameters including thyroid hormones. The pilot efficacy study commenced in
“The only way a veterinarian can prescribe a transdermal methimazole gel currently is through a compounding pharmacy, which is not regulated to ensure consistent efficacy, and which prevents the prescribing veterinarian from directly dispensing the gel. As a leader in the industry, UGA jumped at the chance to pilot a product that could improve the health and well-being of pets and owners,” said Dr.
“Quakertown Veterinary Clinic was intent on joining the efficacy pilot study because of the value we think it can bring to pets and their owners,” said Dr.
Hyperthyroidism is one of the most commonly diagnosed endocrine disorders in middle-aged to older cats, occurring in about 10 percent of cats over 10 years of age, according to the
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