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 […]
Cutting Edge lasers available only from Patterson
The distributor will stock surgical and MLS therapy lasers.
Patterson Animal Health has been named the exclusive U.S. distributor of Cutting Edge Laser Technologies’ surgical lasers and MLS therapy lasers. The agreement was announced Oct. 26 by Fairport, New York-based Cutting Edge. “The partnership will allow Cutting Edge to extend the reach of our product offerings and enable more veterinarians to provide a higher […]
Equipment Guide 2017, Part 1
From autoclaves to ultrasound: What you need to know.
As we head into the fourth quarter of 2017, many veterinarians will decide 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 […]
Merck releases BRD-detecting Whisper stethoscope
Company spent nearly a year and a half fine-tuning the technology.
The Whisper Veterinary Stethoscope System is available again 17 months after Merck Animal Health acquired worldwide rights to it. The Whisper system uses a transmitting stethoscope and computer software to detect bovine respiratory disease and gauge the severity. “This innovative instrument improves the diagnosis accuracy of BRD when cattle are brought into the chute for […]