Vet Innovations launches smart pet feeder
Vet Innovations Inc. has introduced the veterinary-exclusive PortionPro Rx, an automated feeder that dispenses precise amounts of pet food at scheduled times. The device, launched at VMX 2018 and distributed by Vetsource, is designed to help the owners of overweight dogs and cats comply with a veterinarian’s weight-loss recommendations, the Burlington, Connecticut, company reported. PortionPro […]
Merial launches mucosal kennel cough vaccine
Recombitek Oral Bordetella is made for dogs 8 weeks or older.
Merial has introduced Recombitek Oral Bordetella, a vaccine that is delivered onto a dog’s inner cheek through a pipette. The vaccine is effective against canine infectious tracheobronchitis caused by Bordetella bronchiseptica, according to Merial, now part of Boehringer Ingelheim. Administering the vaccine is simple, said Zach Mills, DVM, executive director of Boehringer Ingelheim’s U.S. Pet […]
Zoetis to release Carysta HVC in March
The in-house diagnostic system is marketed to high-volume veterinary hospitals.
Zoetis Inc. is planning the March 2018 release of Carysta HVC, a tabletop diagnostic device for busy veterinary hospitals. The chemistry machine is designed to perform up to 37 tests individually or as fully customizable panels, the company reported Feb. 5. HVC stands for high-volume chemistry, a nod to high-volume veterinary clinics that desire “improved […]
More hospitals utilize HVM hyperbaric chamber
Louisiana State and Florida-based HypOPets are among the new providers.
Hyperbaric Veterinary Medicine has installed a veterinary-specific hyperbaric chamber at Louisiana State University, the third veterinary school to house an HVM unit. The Boca Raton, Florida, company reported Jan. 25 that 10 more locations now offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy using its veterinary-specific chambers. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy may be used for a wide variety of medical […]
E.I. Medical updates Ibex EVO firmware
Enhanced image resolution and functionality are among the improvements to the portable ultrasound system.
E.I. Medical Imaging has released a firmware update, version 188.8.131.52, for the Ibex EVO portable ultrasound system. The Loveland, Colorado, company called the EVO update the “most significant” to date. “Many of the enhancements included in this update are the direct result of customer requests,” President Charles Maloy said. “We will continue to provide our […]
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 […]