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Heidiwuff

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Librela
« on: May 19, 2022, 12:29:47 pm »
Anyone come across a recent new drug called Librela?

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Re: Librela
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2022, 05:03:45 pm »
My Vet gave me a leaflet on this. My Sussex Spaniel has joint issues and rather than giving meds daily it's a monthly injection and results from their clients has been very encouraging but I don't know if it's OK for Beardies.
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Re: Librela
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2022, 06:47:24 pm »
Thanks for that Sharon.  I've sounded out a couple of people, including a beardie owner and a collie x alsatian owner, and so far the feedback has been positive.  Going to start my boy on this next week, he had a really bad gastric reaction to Metacam this week (he won't be having that again!) and see how we go. 

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Re: Librela
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2022, 10:02:06 pm »
Hi Mary
I know quite a few Beardies who have had librela and it seems safe for Beardies. Some owners have claimed it a wonder drug.

We have tried it with Dougall, but after a few doses, felt we had no improvement with it, so have gone back to metacam.

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Re: Librela
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2022, 10:08:40 pm »
I'll be interested to see how it goes if you decide to go with Librela. The vet has suggested it for Flynn, he has arthritis, but because there has been supply issues she doesn't want to start it until the supply is constant.
There is a librela facebook group but unfortunately you get a lot of negative feed back on there so it tends to put you off a bit!
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Re: Librela
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2022, 07:10:17 pm »
Thanks for that Angie.  My vet told me there had been supply probs but fingers crossed that has been resolved.  Jethro started with one injection of Librela on Tuesday this week, he'd been a lot bouncier before that, and now he's even more so, although I don't believe it works that quickly.  Watch this space.  I have to report back in 3-4 weeks which is when he would need another dose.  Don't know yet whether this will be permanent or just short term. 

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Re: Librela
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2022, 02:30:59 pm »
Well, Librela seems to be quite popular in France these days. However, I'm afraid I wouldn't use it on my own dogs, for various reasons:

- it's awfully expensive (in this country at least)
- I don't like its working molecule at all (canine monoclonal antibody expressed through recombinant techniques in Chinese hamster ovary cells)
- it doesn't work for all dogs.
 
There is a much more ethically acceptable (for me!) treatment available here called Ara 3000, which works wonders - when it does work, as it isn't the case for all dogs, like Librela. Two of my friends's senior Beardies (12 and 13 years old) with severe arthritis have started a new life since they had their Ara 3000 injections. This treatment is much cheaper and the ingredients are3 fatty acids, namely oleic, palmitic and stearic acids. I don't know if you can buy Ara 3000 in the UK, but it might be worth a try...
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Re: Librela
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2022, 02:54:28 pm »
Hi Nina.  What you have said is interesting.  My biggest concern with giving Jethro anything is that it isn't one of the NSAIDs.  Never known anything react so badly with him as those (and yet my horse when she was on them was fine).  Keep your fingers crossed for us.

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Re: Librela
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2022, 06:37:56 pm »
Nina that's very interesting about Ara 3000, I bet it's not available over here though, will have to have a look, never know when you might need something like that.