Zoetis’ new Stablelab detects equine infections
The handheld, stall-side device delivers results within 10 minutes.
Zoetis Inc. has launched Stablelab, a handheld device designed to check a horse’s blood for biomarkers of inflammation caused by infection. The 10-minute test “quantifies the biomarker serum amyloid A (SAA), which is a major, acute phase protein produced by the liver that rapidly and dramatically increases in response to inflammation caused by infection,” Zoetis […]
Portable ioLight microscope is granted U.S. patent
Captured images can be displayed on laptops, tablets and smartphones.
The British company ioLight has received a U.S. patent for its foldable microscope. The high-resolution portable microscope is available from distributors New York Microscope Co. of Hicksville, New York, and Forestry Suppliers of Jackson, Mississippi. “The U.S. patent further enables our U.S. commercial strategy and will allow us to concentrate on bringing this innovative technology […]
Zoetis launching 12-month heartworm preventive
ProHeart 12 will use the same RiskMAP associated with six-month ProHeart to ensure safety.
Zoetis Inc. has earned U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of ProHeart 12 (moxidectin), an injectable heartworm preventive with a 12-month duration of action. The extended-release prescription drug is indicated for dogs at least 1 year old to prevent heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis and to treat existing larval and adult hookworm infections. The […]
Veterinary-exclusive CBD supplement is released
PhytoMAXX Bites is intended for pets with joint, immune, skin or stress issues, according to the manufacturer.
Animal Nutritional Products has introduced a veterinary-exclusive CBD (cannabidiol) chew formulated for pets suffering from pain, stress and other conditions. PhytoMAXX Bites contains a hemp extract as well as capsicum, which the manufacturer stated “activates the TRPV1 receptor that can influence pain perception.” Among other ingredients in the supplement are glucosamine, hyaluronic acid, omega-3 fatty […]
California veterinarian writes another pet book
The author, Dr. Gary Weitzman, is president of the San Diego Humane Society.
Why does some pet food contain ash? Should I get one kitten or two? How do I know if my pet is happy? Those are a few of the subjects that veterinarian Gary Weitzman, DVM, MPH, CAWA, addresses in a new 400-page book written for pet owners. “Complete Guide to Pet Health, Behavior and Happiness” […]
eVetPractice gets prescription management upgrade
Real-time integration of Covetrus’ prescription management platform is designed to improve compliance.
Real-time prescription management has come to the eVetPractice cloud-based software from Covetrus. The company’s eVetPractice, AVImark and ImproMed practice information management systems are used by more than 16,000 veterinary practices throughout the United States. The real-time integration of prescription management technology with eVetPractice, AVImark and ImproMed has three key benefits, Covetrus reported. Synchronization between online […]
Enso launches 30-minute regenerative medicine kit
The platelet-rich fibrin product can be used for wound healing, graft stabilization and bone regeneration.
Enso Discoveries has released what it describes as a first-of-its-kind platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) kit for use in healing acute or chronic wounds in companion animals and horses. The Rebound PRF kit concentrates platelets from a patients’ blood to produce a fibrin matrix that “has been shown to efficiently direct stem cell migration and thus aid the […]
Veterinary channel Greenies are available from Covetrus
The distributor will manage sales on behalf of manufacturer Mars Petcare.
Covetrus has become the exclusive distributor of Greenies products sold at veterinary clinics and through the hospitals’ online stores. The Portland, Maine, company signed an agreement with manufacturer Mars Petcare to distribute Greenies Dental Treats and Greenies Pill Pockets. The deal went into effect May 1. “With our customer reach, differentiated go-to-market strategy and our […]
Vetoquinol USA launches osteoarthritis drug Flexprofen
The new generic also is formulated to help alleviate postoperative pain in dogs.
Vetoquinol USA has released Flexprofen, a beef-flavored chewable tablet containing carprofen, for the treatment of osteoarthritis pain and inflammation in dogs. The new generic product also is indicated to relieve postoperative pain in dogs after soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries. Eric Alsup, Vetoquinol USA’s country manager, said osteoarthritis and joint care is a key strategic […]
For veterinary readers: 2 new books
One looks at well-being and suicide. The other takes a walk on the wild side of animal care.
An English-born psychologist who researched the mental well-being of veterinarians has published a book that aims to fight the profession’s high suicide rate. “Coping With Stress and Burnout as a Veterinarian,” by Nadine Hamilton, Ph.D., examines how practitioners’ mental health is influenced by their daily work. “The effects of working long hours, performing euthanasia on […]