Products

Calling all veterinary student inventors

$17,500 is at stake in The Idea competition. Applications are due July 1.

Here’s an idea for veterinary students who want to bring a product concept to market: Enter a competition sponsored by the NAVLE-preparation service VetPrep. The contest, fittingly called The Idea, will award $17,500 in prize money to three individuals or teams that propose a problem-solving product designed for use in the veterinary profession. The cash […]

Merck updates Prestige equine influenza vaccines

The vaccines feature the most current clade 1 and clade 2 influenza strains.

Merck Animal Health has updated its Prestige line of equine influenza vaccines. “For the past 10 years, we’ve been monitoring influenza, along with other common infectious upper respiratory diseases, through the Merck Animal Health Biosurveillance Program, a partnership with the University of California, Davis,” said D. Craig Barnett, director of equine veterinary professional services. “It […]

Zoetis adds scours product to livestock portfolio

Zoetis Inc. has acquired the global rights to Detach, a non-antibiotic solution for controlling scours, or diarrhea, in livestock and horses. The product’s developer, Australia-based Anatara Lifesciences, reported May 15 that Zoetis will exclusively manufacture, distribute and market Detach worldwide in exchange for an upfront payment, milestone payments and royalties. Specific financial terms were not […]

Vet’s Plus puts probiotic to the test

Vet’s Plus Inc. is offering dog and cat owners a free sample of its probiotic powder supplement Probios Intelliflora. The supplement is formulated to support gastrointestinal health and promote normal immune system function, the Menomonie, Wisconsin, company reported. “Some people aren’t aware of the benefits their pet can receive from a daily probiotic,” said chief […]

New KindredBio drug manages feline weight loss

Mirataz helps maintain body weight when an underlying disease is present.

Kindred Biosciences Inc. is planning the summer 2018 release of what the company describes as the first and only FDA-approved transdermal medication for the management of weight loss in cats. Mirataz (mirtazapine transdermal ointment) can be used to manage feline weight loss associated with underlying illnesses, the San Francisco biopharmaceutical company reported May 7. The […]

Fear Free team publishes guide for dog owners

Clients can learn to diagnose fear, anxiety and stress in their pets and take appropriate action.

Marty Becker, DVM, whose Fear Free program has taught tens of thousands of veterinary professionals how to improve a patient’s physical and emotional well-being in their practice, has co-authored a book intended to help dog owners satisfy their pets’ emotional needs at home. “From Fearful to Fear Free: A Positive Program to Free Your Dog […]

BodeVet picks partners for launch of StablePlate RX

The blood product is made to treat acute canine hemorrhaging.

BodeVet has established a distribution channel for what the company calls the world’s first injectable, freeze-dried, platelet-derived product. Partnering with BodeVet on the launch of StablePlate RX Canine are: Blue Ridge Veterinary Blood Bank in Purcellville, Virginia. HemoSolutions in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Northwest Veterinary Blood Bank in Bellingham, Washington. StablePlate RX Canine, BodeVet’s first product, […]

Vet Innovations launches smart pet feeder

Vet Innovations Inc. has introduced the veterinary-exclusive PortionPro Rx, an automated feeder that dispenses precise amounts of pet food at scheduled times. The device, launched at VMX 2018 and distributed by Vetsource, is designed to help the owners of overweight dogs and cats comply with a veterinarian’s weight-loss recommendations, the Burlington, Connecticut, company reported. PortionPro […]

Merial launches mucosal kennel cough vaccine

Recombitek Oral Bordetella is made for dogs 8 weeks or older.

Merial has introduced Recombitek Oral Bordetella, a vaccine that is delivered onto a dog’s inner cheek through a pipette. The vaccine is effective against canine infectious tracheobronchitis caused by Bordetella bronchiseptica, according to Merial, now part of Boehringer Ingelheim. Administering the vaccine is simple, said Zach Mills, DVM, executive director of Boehringer Ingelheim’s U.S. Pet […]

Zoetis to release Carysta HVC in March

The in-house diagnostic system is marketed to high-volume veterinary hospitals.

Zoetis Inc. is planning the March 2018 release of Carysta HVC, a tabletop diagnostic device for busy veterinary hospitals. The chemistry machine is designed to perform up to 37 tests individually or as fully customizable panels, the company reported Feb. 5. HVC stands for high-volume chemistry, a nod to high-volume veterinary clinics that desire “improved […]

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