We’ve collected a selection of press releases and updates from our partners and colleagues in the veterinary industry. Clicking on these links will take you to the organization’s website or open a press release in a new window.
CAPC recommends proactive veterinary scheduling in 2021
Delayed veterinary visits due to pandemic onset in early 2020 may cause continued lapses in pets receiving parasite diagnostic testing and prevention. CAPC advises clinics move up 2021 appointment reminders to ensure access to care and prevent backlog in summer and fall.
SEF announces 2021 winner of their National Business Aptitude Award
This year’s winner of the Simmons Educational Fund's $35,000 prize is Tiana Rangchi, a fourth-year student at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. Since the SEF's inception in 2002, it has donated over $1 million to the veterinary profession.
Antech offers first automated rapid urine culture for cats and dogs
The FIRSTract Urine Culture test offers highly sensitive, specific detection of bacteriuria with results in 24 hours. Based on patented light-scattering technology, the test enables veterinarians to appropriately prescribe antibiotic treatment for UTIs earlier in the diagnostic process.
Donation will provide vaccines and treatment for pets of the homeless
Merck Animal Health has announced a partnership with The Street Dog Coalition to provide medications, vaccines and treatment for pets of those experiencing homelessness. The Street Dog Coalition is a non-profit organization that offers free basic veterinary care to pets of homeless individuals.
Fur Baby Tracker announces Fur Baby Founders program
The Fur Baby Founder program is open to a limited number of clinics and will provide a community forum for participants to collaborate on communication challenges with pet owners. The output of this group will be translated into broad tips that will help inform Fur Baby Tracker features to solve communication friction points.
Spectrum Antimicrobials Announces Launch of its Animal Health Division
The launch of Vetricept Skin and Wound Care Cleanser is the first product launch in the Company’s new Animal Health Division. Vetricept contains a modified chemistry containing hypochlorous acid (HOCl), which is naturally produced by mammalian immune systems to control and fight infection.
V Foundation Awards $1.5 Million to Canine Comparative Oncology Research
The V Foundation for Cancer Research has awarded three Comparative Oncology Research Consortium grants of $500,000 each. The grants will fund cutting-edge canine comparative oncology research, a field of study designed to explore similarities and differences between human and canine cancers.
North American Veterinary Anesthesia Society Virtual Spring Symposium
NAVAS has announced their first annual virtual symposium for those with an interest in veterinary anesthesia and pain management. This symposium provides free CE covering basic and more advanced practices and techniques.
DJO enters into vet medicine via the Companion portfolio
DJO, LLC has announced the acquisition of LiteCure, the parent company of Companion Animal Health. DJO plans to leverage parts of its existing product portfolio to augment the strength of the established Companion Animal Health suite of treatment and diagnostic products and further explore growth opportunities in the veterinary care market.
NEOGEN launches two new TMB substrates
NEOGEN has announced the development of K-Blue Advanced Plus and K-Blue Select, expanding the popular K-Blue product line. These are one-bottle, ready-to-use solutions offering low background, good lot-to-lot consistency and long-term stability, as well as compliance with the REACH Restricted Substrates List Annex XVII.
New US Product: Detomidine Hydrochloride
Modern Veterinary Therapeutics has announced the launch of Detomidine Hydrochloride, an FDA-approved generic detomidine hydrochloride injection (10 mg/mL) for horses. This product is indicated for use as a sedative and analgesic to facilitate minor surgical and diagnostic procedures in mature horses and yearlings.
Companion Sciences Announces Completion of CBD + Glucosamine Study with Osteoarthritic Dogs
The study found that the formulation achieved high-levels of bio-absorption in a rat model, including penetration into the synovial fluid, the seat of joint inflammation. In following, Companion Sciences plans to launch a safety and efficacy clinical trial with dogs suffering from osteoarthritis.
Merck Animal Health Introduces COVID-19 Nobivac Relief Plan
The company is extending its Nobivac Relief Plan through March 31, 2021. The program helps cover the cost of diagnostics and treatment for up to $1,000 if a dog or cat develops a disease as a result of a missed vaccination or vet appointment during the pandemic.
Penn Vet First to Receive LexaGene’s MiQLab
As part of its Early Access Program, LexaGene has placed a commercial MiQLab system into the clinical microbiology laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine. This location provides testing for animal patients at both the Ryan Veterinary Hospital and for thousands of patients in practices across the US.
Ogena Solutions Encourages Pet Owners to Research Boarding Kennels
Despite varying COVID-19 restrictions across states, it is expected that millions of Americans will be travelling around the holidays. Ogena Solutions prompts pet owners to research the caging, staff, and resources of boarding facilities to ensure their pets are left in the best hands.
CuraCore VET Provides New Certification Opportunities
CuraCore VET announced that it will offer its Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course as eMAV, allowing veterinarians to gain their certification from the comfort of their clinic or home, at their own pace.
Kristen Hassen Receives Maddie Hero Award
Maddie's Fund, a foundation established by Dave and Cheryl Duffield to revolutionize the well-being of companion animals, has presented Kristen Hassen with the 2020 Maddie Hero Award, which awards recipients for their innovative ideas, progressive thinking, and lifesaving actions.
VetCell Gets FDA Authorization for DentaHeal Clinical Trial
PrimeGen US Inc., has announced that it has gained authorization from the FDA to begin a clinical trial which will evaluate the effectiveness of DentaHeal, its investigational cell therapy product, for the management of clinical signs associated with feline chronic gingivostomatitis.
Antech Releases New Ringworm Panel
Antech Diagnostics, part of Mars Veterinary Health, announced the availability of its DNA-based test for the most common fungal organisms causing ringworm in dogs, cats, horses, rabbits and small rodents. Antech also offers confirmatory culture using the same sample. Available immediately, the ringworm PCR test offers high sensitivity and specificity as well as rapid turnaround.
Royal Canin Partners with WSAVA Global Nutrition Committee
Royal Canin is supporting the GNC’s efforts to educate pet owners about animal nutrition. The GNC offers a Toolkit of resources for veterinary teams and promotes the importance of performing a nutritional assessment at every vet visit.