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.
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.