Veterinary medicine

Orion is one of the best-known companies for veterinary medicines in the Nordic countries. We manufacture and market our own proprietary veterinary medicines and a wide range of generic medicines. Orion also markets and sells veterinary medicines manufactured by several international companies.

Orion’s own proprietary medicines are the animal sedatives Domosedan® (detomidine), Domitor® (medetomidine), Antisedan® (atipamezole), Dexdomitor® (dexmedetomidine), Domosedan Gel® (detomidine) and Sileo® (dexmedetomidine).

Domosedan is used for sedating large animals, especially horses, for diagnosis and procedures by a veterinarian. It also acts as an analgesic. Domosedan Gel is a prescription medicine used for sedation to facilitate restraint for minor husbandry procedures.

Domitor and Dexdomitor are sedatives for small animals such as cats and dogs. Antisedan is a substance that rapidly and safely revives an animal following sedation with Dexdomitor or Domitor.

Sileo is a prescription medicine indicated for alleviation of acute anxiety and fear associated with noise in dogs.

Examples of Orion’s other veterinary products include Kefavet® (cephalexin), an antibiotic for cats and dogs, and Comforion® (ketoprofen) NSAIDs particularly for cattle.

Besides the medicinal products, for poultry Orion has developed Broilact®, a unique Competitive Exclusion (CE) product providing a refined selection of bacteria that establish and develop a healthy adult type microflora in the intestine of chickens, turkeys, geese, pheasants, quails and partridges.

Aptus products

The very popular, non-medicinal Aptus® well-being range of Orion consists of vitamins, minerals and other feed supplements for dogs and cats. The range includes products for your pet’s general health, digestion, skin, fur and oral hygiene. Read more about Aptus on and