New treatment that enhances product choice is ‘spot-on’

Nov 13, 2017

Vets have another tool in their kit to treat fleas and ticks with the release of Bravecto Spot-on for Dogs. MSD Animal Health has added to its existing range with the new product, which offers 12-week flea and tick protection, and provides vets and owners with more choice when it comes to treatment. The complementary product joins the Bravecto Dog Chew and follows swiftly on the heels of the launch of Bravecto Spot-on for Cats. MSD marketing manager Amanda Melvin said: “Our research has shown convenience is the key to improving compliance and successfully eradicating fleas and ticks. “By offering a new formulation of a 12-week treatment, Bravecto Spot-on for Dogs further increases the opportunity. It improves the choice for vets and pet owners, depending on the client’s lifestyle and type of dog.” The product also affords vets the opportunity to raise the topic of fleas and ticks with clients that have been more reluctant to use existing products, Ms Melvin added. A range of materials for practice staff and... ...

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Norbrook launches product compendium

Nov 13, 2017

Norbrook Laboratories has launched the latest edition of its product compendium for vets – an easy-to-use reference guide to all of the company’s products. Douglas Palmer, veterinary advisor for Norbrook, said products are easy to find, with a choice of searching alphabetically, by species or by active ingredient – with important information, such as safety instructions, withdrawal periods, product indications and dosage rates under the name of each product. The compendium contains data sheets for recently launched products, including: Solantel – a closantel-containing oral suspension for sheep Thyronorm – a liquid oral suspension for treating hyperthyroidism in cats Betafuse – a fusidic acid/betamethasone gel for dogs A copy of the compendium can be obtained from your Norbrook territory manager, or by telephoning 01536 741147. Alternatively, a digital version can be downloaded from the Norbrook website and the datasheets are also available on the Norbrook Veterinary Excellence Tool app, available to download for Apple and Android devices. ...

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Pimobendan study outcome – a ‘revolution’ for vet cardiology

Nov 13, 2017

A product that delays onset of congestive heart failure (CHF) in dogs by 15 months offers a “paradigm shift” in the way vets diagnose and treat myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD). Boehringer Ingelheim, the company behind pimobendan drug Vetmedin, cautiously estimated 7.5% of all dogs would suffer heart disease in their lifetimes, with MMVD its most prevalent form. Vetmedin was already licensed for the treatment of canine CHF from dilated cardiomyopathy or valvular insufficiency, as well as for treatment of cardiomyopathy in the preclinical stage in Dobermann pinschers. However, following the largest clinical trial in veterinary cardiology, the product can now be used by vets to treat the preclinical stage of MMVD, delaying onset of the clinical symptoms of heart failure. At an official launch for the European veterinary press, held in Frankfurt and attended by Veterinary Times, it was noted up to 40 million dogs worldwide could now benefit with treatment from pimobendan. The evaluation of pimobendan in dogs with cardiomegaly (EPIC) study set out to analyse whether long-term... ...

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Veterinary/Animal Vaccines Market to Grow at 5.9% CAGR to 2022 Led by Europe – ReportsnReports

Nov 13, 2017

Veterinary/Animal Vaccines Market Size will reach $8.66 billion by 2022 from $6.50 billion in 2017 at a CAGR of 5.9% between (2017-2022) driven by the growth in livestock population and repeated breakouts of livestock diseases; increasing adoption of companion animals; rising incidence of zoonotic diseases; initiatives by various government agencies, animal associations, and leading players; and the introduction of new types of vaccines in the market. The key players in the veterinary vaccines market are Zoetis (US), Merck Animal Health (US), Elanco (US), Boehringer Ingelheim (Germany), Ceva (France), Phibro Animal Health (US), and Virbac (France). Other notable players operating in this market include Vetoquinol (France), Hester (India), Hipra (Spain), IDT Biologika (Germany), China Animal Husbandry (China), Biogenesis Bago (Argentina), Tianjin Ringpu (China), and Jinyu Bio-technology (China). Geographically, Europe is the largest market for veterinary vaccines market, followed by North America but the APAC region is expected to witness the highest growth in the forecast period. This growth is primarily attributed to rising pet adoption, expansion of key vaccine players in... ...

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Dairy Herd Management Market Worth 3.55 Billion USD by 2022

Nov 13, 2017

According to a new market research report “Dairy Herd Management Market by Product (Automated Systems (Milking Parlours, Meters, Sensors, Reproductive & Health, Cattle Management), Software (On-premise, Cloud-based)), Application (Feeding, Breeding), End user (Large Farms) – Global Forecast to 2022“, published by MarketsandMarkets™, market is projected to reach USD 3.55 Billion by 2022 from USD 2.57 Billion in 2017, at a CAGR of 6.7%. Factors such as increasing herd size of dairy farms, increasing production and consumption of milk & dairy products, technological advancements, rising public-private funding and investments towards the development of dairy farms, and the substantial cost savings associated with dairy herd management, are driving the Dairy Herd Management Market. However, ongoing campaigns to save dairy animals from unethical herd management practices may restrain market growth to a certain extent. The milk management systems segment is estimated to account for the largest share of the automated dairy herd management systems market in 2017 On the basis of product type, the Dairy Herd Management Market is categorized into automated systems... ...

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Controlled and consistent printing for veterinary practices

Nov 10, 2017

ScriptX, from UK company MeadCo, provides controlled, consistent and efficient printing from Internet Explorer. Essential for veterinary practices, ScriptX enables labels, barcodes, permission slips, claim forms, prescriptions, and more to be printed in a controlled format, from every networked Windows computer. In use across the globe, ScriptX is helping to increase efficiency and reduce costs by enabling the precise control of printing of browser-hosted content on Microsoft Windows. Veterinary practices are using ScriptX to improve procedures in several key areas: Faster, automated printing of identification details and barcoded labels to improve clinic efficiency, speeding up admissions and management of supplies Printing of vital permission and claims forms in the right format at the right location so that they can be processed accurately and rapidly Production of instant copies of animal medical records to aid diagnosis and care Creation of identification badges for staff and visitors Faster printing without the need to cancel or complete pop-up print dialogue boxes Automatic return to individual print settings as soon as a specific print... ...

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Nutriad Poland 2017: Mycotoxin survey in wheat

Nov 10, 2017

Multinational feed additives producer NUTRIAD, a global leader in solutions for Mycotoxin Management solutions, concluded 2017 Nutriad Mycotoxin Survey in Poland. The survey covers 88 wheat samples from across the country and provides insight into the incidences of key mycotoxins. The 2017 mycotoxin survey concluded that the year’s harvest of wheat in Poland was of medium quality (>LOD but below EU recommendation levels) in terms of mycotoxin contamination. The results showed that 83% of the wheat samples were contaminated with DON. None of the samples contained AfB1, FB1, FB2, T-2 toxin and HT-2 toxin. Only 2,3 % of samples contained ZEN, an unexpectedly low incidence of contamination. The average concentrations of the recovered mycotoxins were low. The highest concentration of DON found in one of the samples was 3990 μg/kg. As expected, the results showed that 1,1% of wheat samples were contaminated with OTA and the highest concentration found in one sample was 2 μg/kg. The Nutriad 2017 mycotoxin survey concluded that the year’s harvest of wheat in Poland was... ...

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Nutriad Hosted a Seminar on Functional Feed Additives Acquaculture

Nov 7, 2017

Belgium headquartered feed additives producer NUTRIAD hosted a customer event at the 2017 European Aquaculture Society (EAS) conference, which took place in Dubrovnik (Croatia) from 17th to 20th of October. EAS 2017 was surely among the biggest EAS conferences ever, attracting over 1600 participants and more than 40 exhibitors. NUTRIAD’S event “Functional feed additives in aquaculture: How to add more?” was well received by producers of marine fish, fish feed producers, and a large number of consultants and academic scientists that attended from Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Norway and Croatia.   “Nutriad has invested considerably and consistently in aquaculture research and service during recent years, building a team of experts with global experience in health and specialty additives for fish and shrimp”, stated Dr. Peter Coutteau, Business Unit Director Aquaculture. “This seminar was aimed at sharing information with our European aquaculture customers, with a specific emphasis on the Mediterranean producers of marine fish. The audience represented well over 50% of the marine fish production in the Mediterranean region, covered... ...

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From Laser Therapy to Shockwave Therapy for Animals, Israel Export Institute Partners With the Foreign Trade Administration to Bring the Latest in Veterinary Treatment to MEDICA 2017

Nov 7, 2017

In the United States alone, pets account for 68% of the househould according to  and according to reuters, over $15.25 billion on vet care. With the emotions invested, and the time and dollars put into our furry companions, it’s no wonder that Veterinary Sciences are feeling the digital touch. The Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute (IEICI), a non-profit organization that promotes Israeli trade relations, cooperation, and strategic alliances with overseas companies, is presenting Israel’s leading Medical Device and HealthCare IT leaders in the MedTech field at the Israel Pavilion at MEDICA 2017. Together with Israel’s Foreign Trade Administration at the Ministry of Economy and Industry, the Israel Pavilion is introducing advanced emergency medical and digital health solutions tailored for every patient and every type of care in emerging medical technologies. “Disasters, sudden catastrophic events such as earthquakes, complex and continuing emergencies such as a violent conflict are often unpredictable; while resources are often limited and time is of the essence thus innovative technologies for emergency medicine and trauma care are... ...

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Dairy industry calls for greater transparency in animal welfare schemes

Nov 6, 2017

At the World Dairy Summit in Belfast on Thursday (2 November), it was heard that customers of dairy companies such as retailers, restaurants and coffee shops are increasingly demanding information and transparency on animal welfare standards. Dr Jennifer Walker, Director, Dairy Stewardship, of Dean Foods Company, a leading manufacturer of dairy produce in the United States, told the summit that guidelines produced in many schemes do not include sufficiently specific outcomes that can be audited. Dr Walker told the Summit: “There is a need for standardised industry acceptance of what animal welfare standards should look like. Measurable outcomes that can be audited are an essential part of this process.” Dr Walker said consumers want to feel good about issues such as animal welfare but the priority should be ‘what is good for the cow’. Luc Mirabito, team leader for the International Dairy Federation’s guide to good animal welfare practices in dairy production and expert in the World Organisation for Animal’s (OIE) former Animal Welfare Working Group, said: “It is vital... ...

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