Free download: Merck Veterinary Manual
The Merck Veterinary Manual, a key reference guide for veterinary professionals around the world, is now available for free to everyone — the public included — through a mobile app. The updated, digitally enhanced app version can be downloaded to Apple devices at the App Store and to Android devices at Google Play. But beware: […]
Elanco unveils fast-acting tick and flea killer
Credelio (lotilaner) is made for dogs weighing at least 4.4 pounds.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Credelio, a beef-flavored chewable tablet for dogs that starts to kill ticks and fleas within four hours of administration. The manufacturer, Elanco Animal Health, stated that the monthly preventive is effective against the lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum), American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis), black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis) […]
Redonyl Ultra coming to North America in May
The nutraceutical is promoted as part of a multimodal approach to canine atopic dermatitis.
North American veterinarians in May will gain access to Redonyl Ultra, a nutraceutical formulated to support skin function and the treatment of atopic dermatitis in dogs. Dechra Veterinary Products will distribute Redonyl Ultra under an agreement signed with Premune, a Swedish-based animal health company. The companies noted that Redonyl Ultra contains palmitoylethanolamide (PEA), a naturally […]
Canine DNA test identifies more disease markers
Glaucoma, muscular dystrophy and epilepsy are among the inherited conditions that can be flagged using Orivet’s improved kit.
Orivet Genetic Pet Care has updated its Dog DNA Health Screen to check for more than 50 additional inherited conditions, such as glaucoma, muscular dystrophy and epilepsy. The collection kits are marketed to veterinarians, dog owners and breeders as a means to detect heightened health risks and promote their early treatment. More than 150 canine […]
European Commission authorizes Aratana’s Galliprant
Co-promoter Elanco Animal Health is allowed to market the anti-inflammatory for dogs.
Galliprant, an anti-inflammatory drug developed by Aratana Therapeutics Inc., has been approved for European distribution. Elanco Animal Health, which manufactures and markets Galliprant (grapiprant tablets) under a license from Aratana, reported Jan. 11 that the European Commission granted marketing authorization in the European Union. The decision came about two months after the European Medicine Agency’s […]
Nutramax updates Cobalequin, launches Quinicarn
Both supplements are formulated for dogs and cats.
Nutramax Laboratories Veterinary Sciences Inc. has tweaked one supplement’s formula and launched another supplement containing L-carnitine. Cobalequin, made for dogs and cats, now contains the biologically active form of folate, or vitamin B12, the Lancaster, South Carolina manufacturer reported. “Many cobalamin-deficient patients also lack total serum folate, and when being supplemented with cobalamin, their folate […]
Catalyst SDMA Test available for in-clinic use
The canine and feline kidney test previously was done at Idexx reference labs.
Idexx Laboratories Inc. has announced the North American rollout of the point-of-care Catalyst SDMA Test, a check of kidney health in dogs and cats. The Westbrook, Maine, company reported Jan. 8 that it shipped 2,731 preorders of the 12-test box and was about to ship an additional 1,762 preorders. The test is designed to be […]
Vanguard Rapid Resp 3 receives one-year DOI
The canine vaccine comes in three antigenic options.
Vanguard Rapid Resp 3, a vaccine targeting three canine infectious respiratory diseases, has earned a one-year duration of immunity claim from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Vaccine maker Zoetis Inc. reported Dec. 18 that the product “is the first and only intranasal vaccine line in the United States” to offer 12 months’ protection against Bordetella […]
E.I. Medical debuts i3 ultrasound video headset
The high-resolution headset works with the Ibex line of portable ultrasound systems.
E.I. Medical Imaging has launched the i3 video headset for use with the company’s portable veterinary ultrasound systems. Designed with binocular and monocular configurations, the high-resolution headset features a patent-pending, custom prismatic optic, according to the Loveland, Colorado, company. “We spent three years of R&D on this optical design,” President Charles Maloy said. “Of all […]
Zoetis introduces H3N2/H3N8 influenza vaccine
Vanguard CIV is administered in two doses over a three-week period.
Zoetis Inc. has started shipping Vanguard CIV H3N2/H3N8, the company’s newest vaccine against canine influenza virus. The product launch, announced Dec. 12, offers protection from both the H3N2 and H3N8 dog flu strains. “Dogs that attend day care, visit the dog park or stay at boarding facilities are all at risk for contracting either strain […]