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 […]
Portable ioLight microscope is granted U.S. patent
Captured images can be displayed on laptops, tablets and smartphones.
The British company ioLight has received a U.S. patent for its foldable microscope. The high-resolution portable microscope is available from distributors New York Microscope Co. of Hicksville, New York, and Forestry Suppliers of Jackson, Mississippi. “The U.S. patent further enables our U.S. commercial strategy and will allow us to concentrate on bringing this innovative technology […]
Zoetis launching 12-month heartworm preventive
ProHeart 12 will use the same RiskMAP associated with six-month ProHeart to ensure safety.
Zoetis Inc. has earned U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of ProHeart 12 (moxidectin), an injectable heartworm preventive with a 12-month duration of action. The extended-release prescription drug is indicated for dogs at least 1 year old to prevent heartworm disease caused by Dirofilaria immitis and to treat existing larval and adult hookworm infections. The […]
Veterinary-exclusive CBD supplement is released
PhytoMAXX Bites is intended for pets with joint, immune, skin or stress issues, according to the manufacturer.
Animal Nutritional Products has introduced a veterinary-exclusive CBD (cannabidiol) chew formulated for pets suffering from pain, stress and other conditions. PhytoMAXX Bites contains a hemp extract as well as capsicum, which the manufacturer stated “activates the TRPV1 receptor that can influence pain perception.” Among other ingredients in the supplement are glucosamine, hyaluronic acid, omega-3 fatty […]
California veterinarian writes another pet book
The author, Dr. Gary Weitzman, is president of the San Diego Humane Society.
Why does some pet food contain ash? Should I get one kitten or two? How do I know if my pet is happy? Those are a few of the subjects that veterinarian Gary Weitzman, DVM, MPH, CAWA, addresses in a new 400-page book written for pet owners. “Complete Guide to Pet Health, Behavior and Happiness” […]
eVetPractice gets prescription management upgrade
Real-time integration of Covetrus’ prescription management platform is designed to improve compliance.
Real-time prescription management has come to the eVetPractice cloud-based software from Covetrus. The company’s eVetPractice, AVImark and ImproMed practice information management systems are used by more than 16,000 veterinary practices throughout the United States. The real-time integration of prescription management technology with eVetPractice, AVImark and ImproMed has three key benefits, Covetrus reported. Synchronization between online […]