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.
Lintbells Makes Global LGBTQ+ Announcemnent At VMX 2021
At VMX, the largest and most comprehensive veterinary conference in the world, Lintbells announced its global commitment to the LGBTQ+ community. Lintbells has been granted the Pride 365 Certification, cementing its ongoing commitment to support LGBTQ+ inclusion across its organization and the community worldwide.
IDEXX Acquires ezyVet
With the recent acquisition of the innovative practice information management system (PIMS) ezyVet®, IDEXX Laboratories further expands its world-class cloud software offerings that support customers with technology solutions that raise the standard of care for patients, improve practice efficiency, and enable more effective communication with pet owners.
JVIM study affirms value of Antech Diagnostics' Canine CE-IBD assay
A new study published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine (JVIM) assesses Antech Diagnostics' Canine CE-IBD assay, the first non-invasive blood test for canine chronic enteropathy/inflammatory bowel disease. The study shows that the assay distinguishes CE dogs from non-CE dogs accurately and allows veterinary teams to evaluate a dog’s response to treatment.
Companion Animal Parasite Council Releases 2021 Pet Parasite Forecast
The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) released its annual 2021 Parasite Forecast and corresponding 30-day Pet Parasite Forecast maps to alert pet owners and veterinarians of impending outbreaks across the United States. These maps provide a local forecast for every county in the continental United States and are updated on a monthly basis.
Morris Animal Foundation recieves $100,000 from Merck Animal Health
Merck Animal Health has donated $100,000 to Morris Animal Foundation to support animal cancer research. The gift also will be used as a match for Stop Cancer Furever, the Foundation's annual cancer awareness and fundraising campaign supporting research that advances the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer in companion animals.
Boehringer Ingelheim introduces new treatment option for canine diabetes
PROZINC® (protamine zinc recombinant human insulin) is now available for dogs as well as cats. This new option for once-daily dosing can help make managing canine diabetes easier for most dogs. PROZINC is FDA‑approved to reduce hyperglycemia and hyperglycemia-associated clinical signs in dogs with diabetes mellitus.
Meredith Caggiano of Ethos Veterinary Health Recognized by Women & Wealth
Meredith Caggiano, CPA and Chief Financial Officer of Ethos Veterinary Health, was named one of the 21 Women to Watch in 2021 by the Center for Women & Wealth. These women are recognized for making an impact in their field and demonstrating remarkable leadership and entrepreneurship.
Trupanion & COVID Council Releases COVID-19 Pet Health Update
Trupanion’s Chief Veterinary Officer and founder of the COVID Council for Animal Health, Steve Weinrauch, BVMS, MRCVS, gives an update as new information emerges about COVID-19 and how it may affect animals and companion pets.
Elanco Introduces Elura for Cats
The new treatment option is an oral solution to help manage weight loss in cats with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Elura is the first ghrelin receptor agonist to be approved for use in cats, supporting weight gain through increased food intake and metabolic changes.
Merck Animal Health partners with actor John Michael Higgins for Bravecto campaign
Merck Animal Health launched a new advertising campaign for BRAVECTO® (fluralaner) flea and tick treatment to raise awareness and emphasize the importance of long-lasting parasite protection. The new campaign is titled “Bravo, BRAVECTO®” and features actor John Michael Higgins.
PSA: Counterfeit Vetoquinol Pet Supplements
Vetoquinol USA has identified a small number of counterfeit products mislabeled as Vetoquinol Zylkene® Behavior Support Capsules for Dogs & Cats, 75mg. Vetoquinol actively monitors for counterfeit products and evaluates package updates to include additional safety measures, and provides information to help customers watch out for counterfeit products.
Lintbells introduces YuMOVE ADVANCE 360 for Cats
The product is formulated to support mobility in cats by targeting joint structure and assisting the body’s natural anti-inflammatory process. It features ActivEase Green Lipped Mussel and omega-3 fatty acids to support joints and keep cats moving comfortably.
New bonus and revenue sharing program for veterinarian
Pathway announces a new program, called the Veterinary Incentive Plan, which will allow doctors to participate in the new bonus structure, which will be based on tenure and company performance. General practice veterinarians can earn up to $225,000, while specialty or emergency doctors can earn up to $450,000.
Vytelle launches Vtytelle Solutions
Vytelle announces the first integrated technology platform built to accelerate genetic progress in cattle. It will allow producers to sustainably deliver more protein with fewer inputs, help to ensure meat and milk are viable, and create competitive food choices for future generations.
Junior vet contest offers scholarships to Auburn virtual veterinary camp
Auburn is offering a three-day vitual summer camp for children to explore veterinary medicine firsthand. Subjects will include suturing, equine physical exam, anatomy, surgery, parasitology, and exotics. Participants can enter to win a scholarship to the camp until March 31st, 2021.
COVID-19 driving unprecedented growth for antimicrobial industry
IDTechEx has recently launched a market research report covering products with the ability to remove microorganisms such as bacteria, virus, and fungi. This market was valuable in 2020 due to the technology's potential to address transmission of COVID-19, and some companies have experienced triple- and quadruple-digit growth.
New line of CBD products from Canopy Animal Health
Canopy Animal Health is announcing the launch of a new line of science-backed CBD products for dogs, SurityPro, which aims to support calm behavior, joint health and flexibility, and healthy aging, as well as overall physical and mental well-being in dogs.
IDEXX and TUCVM announce scholarships and integrated support
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. has announced it intends to support Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine by a contribution of $3.6 million over six years from the IDEXX Foundation to drive comprehensive and positive outcomes for diversifying the veterinary field.
New guidelines for safe transport of heartworm-infected dogs
The AHS and ASV have jointly issued revised guidelines on transporting heartworm-positive dogs. The resource, which serves as an update to a document released in 2017, is designed to help veterinarians and those who work in animal rescue to ensure the health of infected dogs and prevent the spread of disease.
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.