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FDA Endorses Canine Epilepsy and Lymphoma Drugs

Medications from Pegasus Laboratories and Anivive Lifesciences earned conditional approvals.

Two new oral medications — one for the control of seizures in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy and the other for the treatment of canine lymphoma — have received conditional approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The epilepsy drug, KBroVet-CA1 (potassium bromide chewable tablets), was developed by Pegasus Laboratories Inc., a contract manufacturer and […]

FIRSTract

Antech Introduces Rapid UTI Test

Swift results from the FIRSTract assay can help prevent the overprescribing of antibiotics.

Antech Diagnostics has released what it calls a faster way of detecting bacterial infections in cat and dog urine cultures, a development that supports the more prudent use of antibiotics. The FIRSTract test is run at an Antech reference laboratory and has a turnaround time of 24 hours. The automated assay uses light-scattering technology to […]

Zimeta

Dechra will distribute KindredBio’s Zimeta

The Dechra catalog now includes the equine pyrexia drug and the previously purchased Mirataz.

Dechra Veterinary Products has acquired the distribution rights to Zimeta, the first FDA-approved drug for the control of pyrexia in horses. Zimeta (dipyrone injection) was developed by Kindred Biosciences Inc. and earned the approval of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine in November 2019. Dechra received the exclusive marketing, sales and […]

The Veterinary Fee Reference

AAHA Updates Guide to Veterinary Fees

More than 950 practices contributed data on what they charge for hundreds of services.

The American Animal Hospital Association has released the latest edition of The Veterinary Fee Reference, a price benchmarking guide. The 464-page paperback breaks down fee pricing data from more than 950 veterinary practices, AAHA Press reported. Over 500 services are presented in table form, including first-time listings for telemedicine and laser therapy. “Fees are broken […]

Stelfonta

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 […]

Librela

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.” […]

Hematuria Detection

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 MRI

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 […]

ringworm

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

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 […]

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