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 […]
Blue launches vet-exclusive weight, mobility dog food
The W+M formula was found to dramatically cut body fat and body weight.
Blue Buffalo Co. is releasing a therapeutic diet formulated to support canine weight loss and mobility. The multifunctional dry food, part of the Blue Natural Veterinary Diet line, is “clinically proven to reduce body fat in dogs by 39.6 percent and body weight by 16.3 percent within two months, and to improve arthritic scores over […]
Patterson teams with software developer Cure Partners
The two companies introduce the NaVetor practice management software system.
Patterson Veterinary Supply has joined practice management software developer Cure Partners in launching a joint venture called Technology Partner Innovations. The partnership centers around a new cloud-based practice management software system called NaVetor. “This joint venture will leverage Patterson’s expertise in sales, marketing, training and support, combined with the intelligent design of NaVetor and ongoing […]
Henry Schein updates AVImark, ImproMed software
A new offering, Axis-Q Lens, is a cloud-based solution that provides the diagnostic history of a particular patient.
Everyday users are responsible for some of the new features offered in the latest versions of the AVImark and ImproMed practice management software platforms. The developer, Henry Schein Veterinary Solutions, reported July 2 that one addition, the cloud-based Axis-Q Lens, shows a patient’s complete diagnostic history, making it “easier to identify outliers in a patient’s […]
Calling all veterinary student inventors
$17,500 is at stake in The Idea competition. Applications are due July 1.
Here’s an idea for veterinary students who want to bring a product concept to market: Enter a competition sponsored by the NAVLE-preparation service VetPrep. The contest, fittingly called The Idea, will award $17,500 in prize money to three individuals or teams that propose a problem-solving product designed for use in the veterinary profession. The cash […]
Merck updates Prestige equine influenza vaccines
The vaccines feature the most current clade 1 and clade 2 influenza strains.
Merck Animal Health has updated its Prestige line of equine influenza vaccines. “For the past 10 years, we’ve been monitoring influenza, along with other common infectious upper respiratory diseases, through the Merck Animal Health Biosurveillance Program, a partnership with the University of California, Davis,” said D. Craig Barnett, director of equine veterinary professional services. “It […]
Zoetis adds scours product to livestock portfolio
Zoetis Inc. has acquired the global rights to Detach, a non-antibiotic solution for controlling scours, or diarrhea, in livestock and horses. The product’s developer, Australia-based Anatara Lifesciences, reported May 15 that Zoetis will exclusively manufacture, distribute and market Detach worldwide in exchange for an upfront payment, milestone payments and royalties. Specific financial terms were not […]
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 […]