EPA confirms registration, safety of Seresto collar

Agency asks Elanco to change labeling, reporting, and outreach efforts to maintain approval

Published: 15 September 2023

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced July 13 that the Seresto flea and tick collar will remain on the market after completing a multi-year review of the pet collar. Comprehensive data from the review showed that these collars continue to meet EPA's standards under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) while providing flea and tick prevention for dogs and cats, and lice control for dogs.

At the same time, the EPA is requiring Elanco Animal Health, maker of the Seresto collar, to implement additional measures that will alert veterinarians and consumers of potential risks and provide more information about how to prevent and report adverse reactions from Seresto collars. The n according to the agency.

Since its launch in 2013, more than 41 million Seresto collars have been sold in the U.S. In 2022, the estimated incidence of adverse events in the U.S. following exposure to the Seresto collar was approximately 0.116%, which equates to approximately one animal with a reported adverse event for every 1,000 collars distributed in the U.S.

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