Virbac teams with QBiotics on cancer product
FDA-approved Stelfonta is an injectable treatment for certain mast cell tumors in dogs.
Virbac Corp. is getting into the veterinary oncology business through a partnership with QBiotics, the developer of an FDA-approved treatment for canine mast cell tumors. The prescription product, Stelfonta (tigilanol tiglate), is an intratumoral injection indicated for use on non-metastatic cutaneous or subcutaneous mast cell tumors located at or distal to the canine elbow. “Although […]
Zoetis wins European approval of Librela
The monthly injectable monoclonal antibody fights osteoarthritis pain in dogs.
The European Commission has approved Zoetis Inc.’s new medicine Librela, a first-of-its-kind injectable monoclonal antibody formulated to alleviate osteoarthritis pain in dogs. Librela contains bedinvetmab, which Zoetis said binds to nerve growth factor and “functions like naturally occurring antibodies, with minimal involvement of the liver or kidneys in its metabolism and elimination from the body.” […]
New from Royal Canin: Hematuria Detection
Litterbox granules turn blue if a cat’s urine contains blood, a possible indicator of urinary disease.
Royal Canin USA has introduced Hematuria Detection, a litterbox product designed to identify early signs of urinary disease in cats. The product, launched in partnership with the Canadian company Blücare Lab, consists of white granules that are sprinkled over clean cat litter. The granules turn blue if blood is detected in the cat’s urine, a […]
Hallmarq updates MRI unit for small animals
A Tennessee practice is among the first to use the second-generation system.
Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging, whose products include a standing MRI machine for horses, has released a second-generation MRI system for large-breed dogs and other small animals. The 1.5T high-field unit comes with five coils, including a 1-meter-long V-shaped spine coil and bed, to assist with the imaging of large-breed dogs. “This coil fits closely to the […]
Antech introduces PCR ringworm panel
The DNA-based test can be performed on dogs, cats, horses, rabbits and small rodents.
Antech Diagnostics has launched a DNA-based test that can tell a veterinarian within one to three days whether a patient is positive or negative for a ringworm-causing fungal organism. The FastPanel Ringworm PCR panel uses fungal cultures from sources such as plucked hair samples, skin scrapings or hairbrushes. The cultures are sent to an Antech […]
Vetscan Imagyst delivers fast parasite analysis
The point-of-care Zoetis product checks a pet’s fecal sample using image recognition, algorithms and artificial intelligence.
A new diagnostic platform from Zoetis Inc. uses image recognition, algorithms and cloud-based artificial intelligence to identify parasites inside cats and dogs within nine minutes. Vetscan Imagyst is a point-of-care tool designed to locate, classify and identify parasite eggs and cysts in a single fecal sample. “Veterinarians will now be able to share results with […]
Boehringer introduces once-daily ProZinc for dogs
One insulin injection can control clinical signs for up to 24 hours.
The prescription medication ProZinc may be injected once a day to reduce hyperglycemia and hyperglycemia-associated clinical signs in most diabetic dogs, according to the manufacturer, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health. “Once-daily dosing with ProZinc is a breakthrough for pet owners with diabetic dogs,” said Grant Beckett, BVSc, MRCVS, senior associate director of technical marketing at Boehringer […]
Dechra unveils skin-supporting Redonyl Ultra Feline
The nutraceutical and a second for dogs contain ultramicronized palmitoylethanolamide (PEA).
Dechra Veterinary Products has released Redonyl Ultra Feline, a nutraceutical formulated to support healthy skin function in cats that have seasonal allergies. The powdered supplement, which can be sprinkled on food, is flavorless and odorless, and it contains no wheat, chicken or beef, Dechra reported. The Redonyl Ultra line also includes Soft Chews for Dogs. […]
New from Idexx: ProCyte One blood analyzer
The point-of-care device will begin shipping in 2021.
Idexx Laboratories Inc. is taking orders for ProCyte One, a new hematology analyzer that is scheduled for release in early 2021. According to Westbrook, Maine-based Idexx, ProCyte One is designed to produce point-of-care test results in less than five minutes. Among other features of the tabletop device are: Reticulocyte counts with every complete blood count. […]
NaVetor mobile app accomplishes even more
Curbside care, from checking in patients to taking payments, is supported through a mobile app.
Patterson Veterinary has upgraded the NaVetor mobile app to make curbside and in-clinic patient care even easier. NaVetor is a cloud-based practice management software system introduced in 2018. According to Patterson, veterinary team members carrying a connected mobile device can: Check in patients. Create an invoice. Accept payments from clients waiting in an exam room […]