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Equipment Guide 2017, Part 2

From anesthesia to laser therapy: What you need to know.

Many veterinarians will decide in the fourth quarter of 2017 whether to make capital equipment purchases to take advantage of Section 179 in the Internal Revenue Service tax code. This provision allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment bought or financed during the tax year.  The Today’s Veterinary Business Equipment Guide […]

Henry Schein releases ImproMed 6.0

New software features include a focus on wellness plans.

Wellness plans are a key feature of the upgraded ImproMed and ImproMed Equine veterinary practice management software platforms. The version 6.0 enhancement, announced Nov. 10, is designed to support preventive medicine and improve a clinic’s bottom line, Henry Schein Veterinary Solutions reported. “Unlike other wellness plan programs, the selling prices of wellness plans in ImproMed […]

Ceva offers solution for errant cat scratching

Feliscratch by Feliway is designed to get cats to focus on their scratching post.

“Save the couches” is Ceva Animal Health’s rallying cry for a new product formulated to move feline scratching behavior away from furniture and curtains to where it belongs: the scratching post. The Lenexa, Kansas, company is counting on drug-free, pheromone-based Feliscratch by Feliway to ultimately reduce the numbers of felines that frustrated owners put up […]

Cutting Edge lasers available only from Patterson

The distributor will stock surgical and MLS therapy lasers.

Patterson Animal Health has been named the exclusive U.S. distributor of Cutting Edge Laser Technologies’ surgical lasers and MLS therapy lasers. The agreement was announced Oct. 26 by Fairport, New York-based Cutting Edge. “The partnership will allow Cutting Edge to extend the reach of our product offerings and enable more veterinarians to provide a higher […]

Equipment Guide 2017, Part 1

From autoclaves to ultrasound: What you need to know.

As we head into the fourth quarter of 2017, many veterinarians will decide whether to make capital equipment purchases to take advantage of Section 179 in the Internal Revenue Service tax code. This provision allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment bought or financed during the tax year. The Today’s Veterinary […]

Merck releases BRD-detecting Whisper stethoscope

Company spent nearly a year and a half fine-tuning the technology.

The Whisper Veterinary Stethoscope System is available again 17 months after Merck Animal Health acquired worldwide rights to it. The Whisper system uses a transmitting stethoscope and computer software to detect bovine respiratory disease and gauge the severity. “This innovative instrument improves the diagnosis accuracy of BRD when cattle are brought into the chute for […]

Smart-toy manufacturer works hard for a treat

The interactive dog product PupPod is named best in show at the Kansas City Investment Forum.

Lots of practice made perfect for Erick Eidus and his young company, PupPod Inc., which captured the Innovation Award at the KC Animal Health Corridor’s ninth annual Investment Forum. Eidus’ presentation, which followed about 200 rehearsals, earned the admiration of judges, a $10,000 check and applause from hundreds of potential investors and business partners who […]

What you might see soon from animal health industry

The ninth annual Investment Forum will showcase 18 emerging companies and what they are working on.

Four companies headquartered in the KC Animal Health Corridor are among 18 young businesses that will present their innovative ideas and growth plans to hundreds of potential investors and partners during the annual Investment Forum. The event, now in its ninth year, will take place Aug. 29 at the Kansas City Convention Center. A representative […]

Clavamox now available in chewable tablets

Like Clavamox Tablets, the new formulation is made in four dosage strengths.

Zoetis Inc. has launched a chewable formulation of its longstanding Clavamox antibiotic for dogs and cats. Clavamox Chewable (amoxicillin and clavulanate potassium tablets) is a pork-liver-flavored prescription medication that was tested for palatability with 112 client-owned dogs at VCA veterinary hospitals. Zoetis, a Parsippany, New Jersey, drug maker, reported a voluntary acceptance rate of 83 […]

Vanguard crLyme earns 15-month immunity claim

Lyme vaccine provides extra reassurance to dog owners and veterinarians.

Zoetis Inc.’s Vanguard crLyme vaccine for dogs now comes with a 15-month duration of immunity claim, an improvement over the previous recommendation of annual revaccination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture granted the claim for a product that Zoetis promotes as the only multivalent recombinant Lyme vaccine formulated to ward off the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, which […]

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