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COVID-19 test

New from Idexx: COVID-19 pet test

The SARS-CoV-2 RealPCR Test should be given only under certain circumstances, according to the company.

Responding to customer demand, Idexx Laboratories Inc. has released a COVID-19 test for pets. The SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) RealPCR Test is available to North American veterinarians and will be shipped worldwide “in the coming weeks,” Idexx stated. The company pointed to “growing evidence that in rare cases pets living with COVID-19 positive humans can be at […]

Marboquin drug

FDA authorizes Dechra’s generic antibiotic

Marboquin tablets, similar to the Zoetis drug Zeniquin, can be prescribed to treat certain skin and soft tissue infections in cats and dogs.

Dechra Veterinary Products has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of a generic version of Zoetis’ Zeniquin antibiotic for cats and dogs. The new Marboquin tablets are indicated for the treatment of skin and soft tissue infections associated with bacteria susceptible to marbofloxacin, the active ingredient. The once-a-day prescription medication was approved in dosages […]

Simparica Trio

FDA approves Simparica Trio from Zoetis

The chewable canine drug fights heartworm disease, ticks and fleas, roundworms and hookworms.

A newly approved chewable parasiticide from Zoetis Inc. is expected to reach U.S. veterinary clinics by late April. Simparica Trio, which received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval, is a monthly prescription medication formulated to protect dogs against heartworm disease, ticks and fleas, roundworms and hookworms. The drug began selling in Europe this month. “Combining […]

Scopio Labs

Scopio Labs launches high-res digital cytology system

ScopioVet delivers “gold standard” 100X magnification, according to the manufacturer.

The ScopioVet digital cytology system is now available commercially throughout the United States and Canada, manufacturer Scopio Labs reported. The proprietary digital microscopy system uses an intuitive pathology consultation service and artificial intelligence to automate routine diagnostic tests, the company stated. “To provide a conclusive diagnosis for the range of sample types our customers process, […]


Purina unveils an allergen-reducing cat food

Pro Plan LiveClear contains an egg protein that counteracts a feline protein shed during grooming.

Nestlé Purina PetCare has engineered a new cat food formulated to neutralize a feline protein that affects many allergen-sensitive people. The diet, Purina Pro Plan LiveClear, will be available starting in April at veterinary hospitals, online retailers and pet specialty stores. Nestlé Purina is promoting the food as the first and only one that reduces […]

Nasalgen 3

Merck introduces three-way cattle vaccine

Nasalgen 3 protects against infectious bovine rhinotracheitis, BRSV and PI3.

Merck Animal Health has received U.S. Department of Agriculture approval of Nasalgen 3, an intranasal vaccine formulated to protect beef and dairy cattle from common pneumonia-causing viral pathogens. The vaccine provides a 6½-month duration of immunity against infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR), 11 weeks’ protection against bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV) and three months’ protection against […]

Lintbells YuMOVE Advance 360

Mobility supplement promises guaranteed results

Lintbells’ YuMOVE Advance 360 for dogs is made with green-lipped mussels.

The British company Lintbells has introduced to the U.S. veterinary market a canine nutritional supplement carrying a six-week money-back guarantee. YuMOVE Advance 360 is a soft chew sold by U.S. distributors Midwest Veterinary Supply and MWI Animal Health. The supplement is clinically proven to improve a dog’s hip and joint function within six weeks, the […]


Nutramax launches skin-boosting supplement

New canine soft chew is available through veterinarians only.

Nutramax Laboratories Veterinary Sciences Inc. has released a veterinary-exclusive soft chew formulated to minimize the recurrence of skin issues in dogs. The product, Dermaquin Skin Support Supplement, contains hardy kiwi, beta-glucans, gamma-linolenic acid, ceramides and omega-3 fatty acids, which in combination help to “fortify and support the skin’s natural barrier,” the company reported. “The relationship […]

Hydra Care

Purina sees Hydra Care as dehydration solution

The feline supplement is formulated to help “notoriously poor drinkers” get the liquid their body needs.

You can lead a cat to water, but you can’t make her drink. Nestlé Purina PetCare believes that its new nutritional supplement, Hydra Care, is the answer for cats that don’t consume enough water, an issue that can lead to urinary problems and chronic renal disease. The liver-flavored fluid has a higher viscosity than tap […]


Norbrook launches topical parasiticide for dogs and cats

Selarid is promoted as an “affordable option” for combating fleas, heartworm, ear mites and other parasites.

Selarid, a newly released spot-on parasiticide from Norbrook Inc., is formulated to fight fleas, heartworm disease and ear mites in dogs and cats. The monthly prescription medication is being marketed to veterinarians and pet owners as an “affordable option.” “The best approach to pests like heartworms, which can be fatal for our pets, is prevention,” […]