Antech releases first-of-its-kind IBD test

The assay, performed off-site, identifies biomarkers that could point to canine inflammatory bowel disease.

Antech Diagnostics has introduced what the company calls the first blood test for inflammatory bowel disease in dogs. The Canine CE-IBD assay checks for three biomarkers — gliadin (gluten) sensitivity, bacterial proliferation and intestinal inflammation — and returns a reading of consistent or not consistent with inflammatory bowel disease. A serum sample needs to be […]

FortiFlora SA

Purina launches FortiFlora SA supplement

Cats and dogs with gastrointestinal issues could benefit from a combined probiotic and prebiotic.

A new veterinary-exclusive nutritional supplement containing both a prebiotic and probiotic is designed to assist cats and dogs suffering from diarrhea and support a healthy intestinal microbiome. FortiFlora SA Synbiotic Action, part of the Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Supplements line, comes in separate formulas for cats and dogs. Made with the probiotic Enterococcus faecium SF68 […]

Lemonade pet health insurance debuts

The seller of homeowners and renters policies offers veterinary care coverage for cats and dogs in 32 states.

Homeowners insurance provider Lemonade has squeezed into the veterinary sector with the launch of pet health insurance plans. The New York company is selling policies to the owners of cats and dogs in 32 states and the District of Columbia. The insurance ranges from basic plans to add-on packages focused on preventive care or expanded […]

Bravecto 1-Month

New from Merck: Bravecto 1-Month for dogs

The monthly chewable for puppies and older canines wards off fleas and ticks.

Dogs as young as 8 weeks old can be protected from fleas and ticks through the use of Bravecto 1-Month, a chewable medication newly approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The manufacturer, Merck Animal Health, did not announce a launch date for the product, which like other Bravecto preventives contains the active ingredient […]

veterinary stress

Chapter 14: Tales from the COVID-19 front lines

“If you take care of your staff and yourself today, they and you will be around tomorrow.”

This week: Dr. Peter Weinstein on the need to pace yourself, Sandy Walsh on staff burnout, Kara Burns on the importance of self-care, and more. Read other installments in this series: Chapter 1  Chapter 2  Chapter 3  Chapter 4  Chapter 5  Chapter 6 Chapter 7  Chapter 8  Chapter 9  Chapter 10  Chapter 11  Chapter 12  Chapter […]


Veterinary Warming Solutions introduces HoverHeat

Surgical patients ride atop a cushion of air and can be warmed from above and below.

The inventor of the Hug-U-Vac surgical positioning system for human and veterinary patients has released another product: the HoverHeat warming device. Lloyd Hiebert, MD, an entrepreneur and board-certified anesthesiologist, reported that HoverHeat supports normothermia, or normal body temperature, when placed under a veterinary patient and connected to a warm air blower. A second HoverHeat placed […]


Study explores drug-related vet shopping

Having a trusting relationship with a client can head off the illegitimate dispensing of opioids and other pet medications.

Eight out of 14 veterinarians surveyed reported encountering at least one client whom they believed wanted to purchase a controlled veterinary medication for personal use. Lincoln Memorial University’s College of Veterinary Medicine joined the College of Osteopathic Medicine and other institutions in what they called a first-of-its-kind research project that looked at the practice of […]

MWI Premier Pet Care Plan Scratchpay

MWI partners with Premier Pet Care Plan, Scratchpay

The arrangement is intended to “ease the financial burden of both routine and emergency pet care,” an executive says.

MWI Animal Health, a distributor of products and services to veterinary practices nationwide, has added two financial services providers to its catalog. The company announced partnerships with: Premier Pet Care Plan, which builds, promotes and administers preventive care plans for pets through participating veterinary clinics. Scratchpay, which lends money, often at 0% interest, to pet […]

Veterinary Virtual Care Summit

Sign up now for Veterinary Virtual Care Summit

The free online event will explore telemedicine, the VCPR, workflow and other topics.

The economics of virtual care and enhancing the client experience are among the topics to be covered Aug. 18 during the Veterinary Virtual Care Summit, a free online conference. The event is hosted by the Veterinary Virtual Care Association (VVCA) and co-sponsored and managed by the North American Veterinary Community, publisher of Today’s Veterinary Business. […]

Cheryl Good

The Bridge Club appoints chief veterinary officer

Dr. Cheryl Good is a Michigan practitioner and a WSAVA committee member.

Cheryl Good, DVM, a Michigan practice owner and former president of the North American Veterinary Community, has been named chief veterinary officer of The Bridge Club video networking group. The organization reported that Dr. Good “will oversee all virtual interactions on both The Bridge Club and The Bridge Club Pets to ensure adherence to medical […]

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