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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
Hallmarq sells 100th standing MRI unit
100,000 horses have been scanned for foot or leg problems since 2002.
A Swiss equine hospital has installed Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging’s 100th standing MRI, a system designed to diagnose issues with a horse’s feet and lower limbs. The company, with offices in England and Chicago, reported that the magnetic resonance imaging unit was installed at Pferdeklinik Dalchenhof (Dalchenhof Horse Clinic) in the town of Brittnau, 35 miles […]
Covetrus connects PIMS users with service partners
The new Covetrus Connect is promoted as a “secure, permissions-based integration platform.”
Veterinary practices using the AVImark, ImproMed or eVetPractice practice management systems can link up with a select number of service providers through Covetrus Connect. The integration platform was unveiled by Covetrus, a distributor and provider of veterinary products and services. “Managing veterinary practice information, technology and workflow is a time-consuming part of day-to-day operations,” said […]
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 […]