Hagyard Equine joins MAVANA practice group

The Lexington, Kentucky, equine practice was founded in 1876.

Kentucky’s 142-year-old Hagyard Equine Medical Institute has merged with MAVANA, a network of equine, mixed animal and small animal practices. The transaction, announced Jan. 19, gives MAVANA 23 practices in 11 states, ranging from Florida to Washington. The terms were not disclosed. “Hagyard’s partnership with the other MAVANA veterinary practices and veterinarians will allow us […]

Redonyl Ultra coming to North America in May

The nutraceutical is promoted as part of a multimodal approach to canine atopic dermatitis.

North American veterinarians in May will gain access to Redonyl Ultra, a nutraceutical formulated to support skin function and the treatment of atopic dermatitis in dogs. Dechra Veterinary Products will distribute Redonyl Ultra under an agreement signed with Premune, a Swedish-based animal health company. The companies noted that Redonyl Ultra contains palmitoylethanolamide (PEA), a naturally […]

VitusVet upgrade supports in-clinic product sales

The app’s online store is linked to a practice’s available inventory.

Mobile app developer VitusVet has launched an online store designed to keep medication sales within the veterinary practice. In addition to communication, appointment and analytic tools, the VitusVet app can be programmed to allow clients to place orders for in-stock drugs and preventives. The products are then shipped to the client or prepared for pickup. […]

Petition: Make pets eligible for federal food aid

A petition says food stamp recipients should be permitted to purchase pet food, too.

Should federal food stamps go toward pet food? An Isola, Mississippi, dog owner has started a petition drive asking that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients be allowed to use food stamps to purchase food for their pets. The federal anti-hunger program, known as SNAP, restricts purchases to bread, cereal, fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, poultry and […]

Learn how the FDA approves veterinary drugs

A two-day seminar will be held in May in Kansas City.

The ins and outs of the veterinary drug regulatory world will be explained during a two-day conference in Kansas City, Missouri. The course, scheduled for May 17 and 18, will be led by Rob Hunter, MS, Ph.D., a veterinary drug development specialist and the owner of One Medicine Consulting. Attendees will learn about the U.S. […]

European firm to acquire Brakke Consulting

Stonehaven Consulting will expand its “transatlantic reach and expertise.”

Switzerland-based Stonehaven Consulting is acquiring Brakke Consulting, a leading animal health market research firm. Ron Brakke, founder and president of Dallas-based Brakke Consulting, will serve as a Stonehaven consultant for at least a year, the companies announced Jan. 16. Brakke’s other consultants, including veterinarians Lynn Fondon and Cary Christensen and analyst and project manager John […]

Nomination period opens for 2018 Iron Paw award

The recipient will be celebrated in August at the Homecoming Dinner in Kansas City.

The Kansas City Animal Health Corridor is looking for an industry contributor to honor at its next Homecoming Dinner. Nominations are being taken until Feb. 23 for the 2018 Iron Paw, an award given annually to someone who has furthered the animal health industry through innovation, education, public awareness, market expansion or employment. The 2018 […]

Canine DNA test identifies more disease markers

Glaucoma, muscular dystrophy and epilepsy are among the inherited conditions that can be flagged using Orivet’s improved kit.

Orivet Genetic Pet Care has updated its Dog DNA Health Screen to check for more than 50 additional inherited conditions, such as glaucoma, muscular dystrophy and epilepsy. The collection kits are marketed to veterinarians, dog owners and breeders as a means to detect heightened health risks and promote their early treatment. More than 150 canine […]

European Commission authorizes Aratana’s Galliprant

Co-promoter Elanco Animal Health is allowed to market the anti-inflammatory for dogs.

Galliprant, an anti-inflammatory drug developed by Aratana Therapeutics Inc., has been approved for European distribution. Elanco Animal Health, which manufactures and markets Galliprant (grapiprant tablets) under a license from Aratana, reported Jan. 11 that the European Commission granted marketing authorization in the European Union. The decision came about two months after the European Medicine Agency’s […]

Petplan to honor NFL’s Danny Shelton

Veterinary Excellence Awards will be handed out Feb. 2.

Professional football player Danny Shelton is insurance provider Petplan’s 2018 Pet Parent of the Year. Shelton, a defensive lineman with the Cleveland Browns, will be honored Feb. 2 in Orlando, Florida, during the company’s Veterinary Excellence Awards. “Danny Shelton is not only a role model on the field, he’s a model pet parent to boot,” […]