Vet’s Plus puts probiotic to the test
Vet’s Plus Inc. is offering dog and cat owners a free sample of its probiotic powder supplement Probios Intelliflora. The supplement is formulated to support gastrointestinal health and promote normal immune system function, the Menomonie, Wisconsin, company reported. “Some people aren’t aware of the benefits their pet can receive from a daily probiotic,” said chief […]
New KindredBio drug manages feline weight loss
Mirataz helps maintain body weight when an underlying disease is present.
Kindred Biosciences Inc. is planning the summer 2018 release of what the company describes as the first and only FDA-approved transdermal medication for the management of weight loss in cats. Mirataz (mirtazapine transdermal ointment) can be used to manage feline weight loss associated with underlying illnesses, the San Francisco biopharmaceutical company reported May 7. The […]
Fear Free team publishes guide for dog owners
Clients can learn to diagnose fear, anxiety and stress in their pets and take appropriate action.
Marty Becker, DVM, whose Fear Free program has taught tens of thousands of veterinary professionals how to improve a patient’s physical and emotional well-being in their practice, has co-authored a book intended to help dog owners satisfy their pets’ emotional needs at home. “From Fearful to Fear Free: A Positive Program to Free Your Dog […]
BodeVet picks partners for launch of StablePlate RX
The blood product is made to treat acute canine hemorrhaging.
BodeVet has established a distribution channel for what the company calls the world’s first injectable, freeze-dried, platelet-derived product. Partnering with BodeVet on the launch of StablePlate RX Canine are: Blue Ridge Veterinary Blood Bank in Purcellville, Virginia. HemoSolutions in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Northwest Veterinary Blood Bank in Bellingham, Washington. StablePlate RX Canine, BodeVet’s first product, […]
Vet Innovations launches smart pet feeder
Vet Innovations Inc. has introduced the veterinary-exclusive PortionPro Rx, an automated feeder that dispenses precise amounts of pet food at scheduled times. The device, launched at VMX 2018 and distributed by Vetsource, is designed to help the owners of overweight dogs and cats comply with a veterinarian’s weight-loss recommendations, the Burlington, Connecticut, company reported. PortionPro […]
Merial launches mucosal kennel cough vaccine
Recombitek Oral Bordetella is made for dogs 8 weeks or older.
Merial has introduced Recombitek Oral Bordetella, a vaccine that is delivered onto a dog’s inner cheek through a pipette. The vaccine is effective against canine infectious tracheobronchitis caused by Bordetella bronchiseptica, according to Merial, now part of Boehringer Ingelheim. Administering the vaccine is simple, said Zach Mills, DVM, executive director of Boehringer Ingelheim’s U.S. Pet […]
Zoetis to release Carysta HVC in March
The in-house diagnostic system is marketed to high-volume veterinary hospitals.
Zoetis Inc. is planning the March 2018 release of Carysta HVC, a tabletop diagnostic device for busy veterinary hospitals. The chemistry machine is designed to perform up to 37 tests individually or as fully customizable panels, the company reported Feb. 5. HVC stands for high-volume chemistry, a nod to high-volume veterinary clinics that desire “improved […]
More hospitals utilize HVM hyperbaric chamber
Louisiana State and Florida-based HypOPets are among the new providers.
Hyperbaric Veterinary Medicine has installed a veterinary-specific hyperbaric chamber at Louisiana State University, the third veterinary school to house an HVM unit. The Boca Raton, Florida, company reported Jan. 25 that 10 more locations now offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy using its veterinary-specific chambers. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be used for a wide variety of medical […]
E.I. Medical updates Ibex EVO firmware
Enhanced image resolution and functionality are among the improvements to the portable ultrasound system.
E.I. Medical Imaging has released a firmware update, version 220.127.116.11, for the Ibex EVO portable ultrasound system. The Loveland, Colorado, company called the EVO update the “most significant” to date. “Many of the enhancements included in this update are the direct result of customer requests,” President Charles Maloy said. “We will continue to provide our […]
Free download: Merck Veterinary Manual
The Merck Veterinary Manual, a key reference guide for veterinary professionals around the world, is now available for free to everyone — the public included — through a mobile app. The updated, digitally enhanced app version can be downloaded to Apple devices at the App Store and to Android devices at Google Play. But beware: […]