NexGard earns Lyme disease-related label claim
Infected black-legged ticks were killed before they could transmit the bacterium.
NexGard, a popular flea and tick parasiticide, prevents infected black-legged ticks from transmitting Lyme disease to dogs, according to a newly approved label claim. Merial, which merged with Boehringer Ingelheim in 2017, reported Aug. 21 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration accepted the company’s findings from two laboratory studies. “Both studies measured the transmission […]
Tomlyn launches third Equistro supplement for horses
Chrysanphyton is formulated to support circulation and vascular function.
Tomlyn has released the third and final product in its line of Equistro equine supplements. Chrysanphyton, formulated to support circulation and vascular function, joins Artphyton and Secreta Pro Max. The two earlier supplements promote joint mobility and respiratory health, respectively. “Launching and growing our line of health supplements for horses has been a major focus […]
Virbac introduces multifunctional dog chew
C.E.T. Veggiedent Fr3sh fights tartar, reduces bad breath and supports digestion.
Virbac Corp. has released C.E.T. Veggiedent Fr3sh, a canine chew treat formulated to support digestion and freshen breath. The chew is vegetable based, gluten-free, “easily digestible” and “moderate in calories,” Virbac reported. “At Virbac, we’re committed to supporting the dental needs of pets, and this latest addition to our robust dental portfolio does just that,” […]
Artificial intelligence powers new X-ray software
Vetology AI can be used to diagnose heart size abnormalities and other conditions.
A San Diego company has introduced software capable of reading veterinary X-rays using artificial intelligence rather than the human eye. The software, called Vetology AI, returns an automated analysis within 30 seconds in cases involving potential heart size abnormalities, Vetology Innovations reported. “Vetology AI works autonomously, automatically uploading a clinic’s X-rays to the secure Vetology […]
FDA recommends drug option amid Percorten-V shortage
Dechra’s Zycortal Suspension can be used in place of the Elanco medication.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine is recommending that veterinarians faced with a shortage of the canine Addison’s Disease drug Percorten-V consider using Zycortal Suspension instead. Elanco Animal Health, the maker of Percorten-V (desoxycorticosterone pivalate injectable suspension), reported an unspecified problem involving a contract manufacturer. “While we work diligently to resolve […]
PetComfort feeding bowl passes human standards test
The non-toxic design is approved by the certification group NSF International.
WeatherTech, an Illinois manufacturer known for floor mats and other auto accessories, has earned certification of what it calls “the first pet product to meet human standards for quality, performance and material safety.” The stainless steel bowl used in the PetComfort Feeding System was examined by NSF International. The product testing, inspection and certification organization, […]
MyPetDoc encourages people to talk about a pet’s problems
New app uses artificial intelligence to help worried pet owners decide on a next step.
What’s better than a video conference between a veterinarian and an advice-seeking pet owner? Cal Lai, co-founder and CEO of Vet24seven Inc., thinks it’s a simple conversation with Amazon’s Alexa. “Nobody wants to be seen on camera,” Lai said. “Our brains don’t like to see you and talk to you in two different dimensions.” What […]
Boehringer unveils new feline heartworm preventive
Centragard is approved for use in cats as young as 7 weeks old.
Centragard, a monthly topical heartworm preventive for cats, can be ordered beginning in August, manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim reported. The new product, announced July 16 during the American Veterinary Medical Association convention in Denver, is formulated to treat and control hookworms, roundworms, and tapeworms. Zach Mills, DVM, head of U.S. Pet Veterinary Professional Services at Merial, […]
Jurox schedules August release of Alfaxan Multidose
Unlike original Alfaxan, the new formulation has a shelf life of up 28 days.
Jurox Animal Health has won U.S. approval of an alternative product for veterinarians left with partially filled vials of the Alfaxan injectable anesthetic drug. The Australian company reported July 11 that the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine authorized Alfaxan Multidose, whose preserved formulation permits its use up to 28 days after the […]
KindredBio begins shipping feline weight-gain ointment
Approved in May 2018, Mirataz is available from veterinary distributors.
Kindred Biosciences Inc. has made good on the planned release of its new transdermal medication for the management of unintended weight loss in cats. The Northern California biopharmaceutical company reported July 11 that preorders for Mirataz (mirtazapine transdermal ointment) are being shipped to veterinarians and that additional orders may be placed through animal health product […]