Purina’s LiveClear Earns Consumer Awards
The new cat food is praised for “meshing science with functionality.”
Purina Pro Plan LiveClear, an allergen-reducing cat food launched in early 2020, has won an Evergreen Award and a separate Product of the Year honor based on consumer responses and reviews. Runners-up in the Evergreen competition in the category of pet care product launches were Purina’s Friskies Farm Favorites and General Mills’ Blue Buffalo Bursts. […]
New Tonometer Features Bluetooth Connectivity
The battery-powered Tono-Vera, from Reichert Technologies, accommodates wireless data transfer.
Reichert Technologies has released a Bluetooth-enabled veterinary tonometer designed to measure a patient’s intraocular pressure without the need for a topical anesthetic. The Tono-Vera Vet Tonometer displays a full color view of the eye and uses the patent-pending ActiView Positioning System to guide the user to the apex of the cornea, according to the company. […]
Fujifilm Launches VXR Veterinary X-Ray Room
The digital radiography system is low dose and easy to use, according to the manufacturer.
Fujifilm Medical Systems USA has introduced an all-in-one digital X-ray system designed to streamline the veterinary workflow. The VXR Veterinary X-Ray Room comes with: A detector tray rotation to speed workflow and minimize the risks associated with detector handling. A four-way floating tabletop for additional positioning flexibility. Built-in detector connections to speed image preview and […]
New From Canopy: SurityPro CBD Supplements
The cannabinoid products for dogs carry the NASC Quality Seal.
Canopy Animal Health has released a line of CBD products for dogs under the brand name SurityPro. The cannabinoid products, formulated to support joint health, physical and mental well-being, and behavior, are available from the company at shopcanopy.com. “After four years of continuing research, testing and collaborating with the veterinary community and regulatory authorities, our […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 mast cell tumors anywhere on the body or subcutaneous mast cell tumors located at […]
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.” […]