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 […]

Nutramax updates Cobalequin, launches Quinicarn

Both supplements are formulated for dogs and cats.

Nutramax Laboratories Veterinary Sciences Inc. has tweaked one supplement’s formula and launched another supplement containing L-carnitine. Cobalequin, made for dogs and cats, now contains the biologically active form of folate, or vitamin B12, the Lancaster, South Carolina manufacturer reported. “Many cobalamin-deficient patients also lack total serum folate, and when being supplemented with cobalamin, their folate […]

Catalyst SDMA Test available for in-clinic use

The canine and feline kidney test previously was done at Idexx reference labs.

Idexx Laboratories Inc. has announced the North American rollout of the point-of-care Catalyst SDMA Test, a check of kidney health in dogs and cats. The Westbrook, Maine, company reported Jan. 8 that it shipped 2,731 preorders of the 12-test box and was about to ship an additional 1,762 preorders. The test is designed to be […]

Vanguard Rapid Resp 3 receives one-year DOI

The canine vaccine comes in three antigenic options.

Vanguard Rapid Resp 3, a vaccine targeting three canine infectious respiratory diseases, has earned a one-year duration of immunity claim from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Vaccine maker Zoetis Inc. reported Dec. 18 that the product “is the first and only intranasal vaccine line in the United States” to offer 12 months’ protection against Bordetella […]

E.I. Medical debuts i3 ultrasound video headset

The high-resolution headset works with the Ibex line of portable ultrasound systems.

E.I. Medical Imaging has launched the i3 video headset for use with the company’s portable veterinary ultrasound systems. Designed with binocular and monocular configurations, the high-resolution headset features a patent-pending, custom prismatic optic, according to the Loveland, Colorado, company. “We spent three years of R&D on this optical design,” President Charles Maloy said. “Of all […]

Zoetis introduces H3N2/H3N8 influenza vaccine

Vanguard CIV is administered in two doses over a three-week period.

Zoetis Inc. has started shipping Vanguard CIV H3N2/H3N8, the company’s newest vaccine against canine influenza virus. The product launch, announced Dec. 12, offers protection from both the H3N2 and H3N8 dog flu strains. “Dogs that attend day care, visit the dog park or stay at boarding facilities are all at risk for contracting either strain […]

Equipment Guide 2017, Part 2

From anesthesia to laser therapy: What you need to know.

Many veterinarians will decide in the fourth quarter of 2017 whether to make capital equipment purchases to take advantage of Section 179 in the Internal Revenue Service tax code. This provision allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment bought or financed during the tax year.  The Today’s Veterinary Business Equipment Guide […]

Henry Schein releases ImproMed 6.0

New software features include a focus on wellness plans.

Wellness plans are a key feature of the upgraded ImproMed and ImproMed Equine veterinary practice management software platforms. The version 6.0 enhancement, announced Nov. 10, is designed to support preventive medicine and improve a clinic’s bottom line, Henry Schein Veterinary Solutions reported. “Unlike other wellness plan programs, the selling prices of wellness plans in ImproMed […]

Ceva offers solution for errant cat scratching

Feliscratch by Feliway is designed to get cats to focus on their scratching post.

“Save the couches” is Ceva Animal Health’s rallying cry for a new product formulated to move feline scratching behavior away from furniture and curtains to where it belongs: the scratching post. The Lenexa, Kansas, company is counting on drug-free, pheromone-based Feliscratch by Feliway to ultimately reduce the numbers of felines that frustrated owners put up […] Protection Status