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Compensation and Benefits

AAHA updates ‘Compensation and Benefits’ guide

The newly released book explores what veterinary hospitals are paying employees and reveals other inside information.

The American Animal Hospital Association has released the latest version of its benchmarking guide “Compensation and Benefits,” a detailed look at pay and perks for all members of the veterinary practice team. The findings in the ninth edition were based on surveys returned by more than 600 U.S. clinics — AAHA accredited or not. Among […]

mirtazapine recall

Drug maker recalls mirtazapine tablets

The medication is prescribed as an antidepressant for people and off-label as an appetite stimulant for cats.

A small amount of a human antidepressant drug sometimes used in cats to stimulate appetite has been voluntarily recalled because of a label error. The manufacturer, Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc., recalled mirtazapine tablets from lot number 03119002A3 and with an expiration date of March 2022. The medication contained in some bottles labeled Mirtazapine Tablets 7.5 […]

Bravecto Plus

FDA approves broad-spectrum Bravecto Plus for cats

Veterinary sales of the topical parasiticide should start soon in the United States.

Bravecto Plus, a spot-on medication formulated to fight a variety of feline parasites for up to two months, has earned U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval. The product is expected to ship to veterinarians “in the coming months,” manufacturer Merck Animal Health reported. Bravecto Plus has been available on the European market for over a […]

TrueBeam

Varian radiotherapy units coming to VCA cancer centers

All 35 hospitals eventually will install TrueBeam or Halcyon systems.

Five VCA Pet CancerCare Centers will be the first of 35 to house Varian radiotherapy systems under a partnership announced between the national hospital chain and manufacturer. VCA Animal Hospitals reported in August that nearly three dozen of its more than 930 clinics would be branded Pet CancerCare Centers and employ board-certified oncology teams that […]

Puerto Rico

BI’s NexGard will be made in Puerto Rico

A plant expansion will supply the North American market with the canine drug NexGard.

Boehringer Ingelheim will manufacture the flea and tick preventive NexGard (afoxolaner) in Puerto Rico upon expansion of a plant in the northern city of Barceloneta. The $50 million project will lead to 105 additional full-time jobs at the factory, which now employs about 200 people. Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health in recent years has expanded vaccine […]

PhytoMAXX Plus

ANP launches liquid hemp extract for pets

Veterinary-exclusive PhytoMAXX Plus is administered orally as a joint supplement.

Animal Nutritional Products has released a liquid formulation of its veterinary-exclusive PhytoMAXX Bites hemp extract for pets. The new PhytoMAXX Plus is marketed to support joint health in dogs and cats and as a possible answer for stress-induced urinary problems and separation anxiety. The dietary supplement is available in 30-milliliter bottles that come with a […]

separation anxiety

Mizner Bioscience releases anti-anxiety drug

The generic medication is FDA-approved for dogs at least 6 months old.

Elanco Animal Health’s anti-anxiety medication Clomicalm (clomipramine hydrochloride) has a generic competitor. Mizner Bioscience, a privately held, Miami-based veterinary drug manufacturer, reported earning U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of Clomipramine Hydrochloride Tablets, the company’s first product. The prescription medication is indicated for the treatment of separation anxiety in dogs at least 6 months old. […]

Proin ER

Proin ER incontinence drug debuts in November

The once-a-day prescription medication for dogs is expected to help with owner compliance.

PRN Pharmacal has scheduled the release of new once-a-day Proin ER, a treatment for urethral sphincter mechanism incontinence in dogs. Three dosages, for dogs weighing 10 to 80 pounds, will be available in November. A fourth formulation, for dogs weighing 81 to 125 pounds, will be ready in January 2020, the company reported. Proin ER […]

U-Treat

New UTI test also suggests antibiotic remedy

U-Treat, an in-clinic product, was evaluated at the University of Tennessee.

A British company, Test and Treat, has released onto the U.S. market a point-of-care test for urinary infections in cats and dogs. The patented product, U-Treat, confirms urinary tract infections and then recommends the best antibiotics for treating the condition, the company reported. “It means that veterinarians will no longer have to treat empirically while […]

European regulators approve Zoetis’ Simparica Trio

The monthly chewable kills fleas, ticks and intestinal worms and prevents heartworm disease.

A newly approved multipurpose antiparasitic medication from Zoetis Inc. will be sold to European dog owners starting in early 2020. The product, Simparica Trio (sarolaner/moxidectin/pyrantel), is a chewable tablet formulated to kill fleas, ticks, roundworms and hookworms and to prevent heartworm disease and lungworm disease. Given monthly, the drug earned European Commission approval and is […]

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