Kemin Launches Natural Pet Food Safety Solution to Ensure Quality of Fresh and Frozen Meat Ingredients

Oct 24, 2017

To address industry demands for higher quality products, better nutrition and cleaner labels, Kemin Nutrisurance, the pet food and rendering technologies division of Kemin Industries, has expanded its food safety platform with the launch of a new, natural product – ALLINSUR™ M. Pet food safety is a shared responsibility that impacts everyone from renderers to pet owners, however, it comes with many challenges.  “One of the major obstacles that petfood manufacturers face is the risk of oxidative deterioration and microbial contamination in both raw ingredients and finished pet food,” said Jim Mann, Global Antioxidant Product Manager for Kemin Nutrisurance. “ALLINSUR M offers a natural solution for those concerns.” To combat risks associated with fresh and frozen meats, the innovative product ensures both the quality and freshness of raw meat ingredients while extending shelf life. Its unique dual mode of action is designed to influence biogenic amine formation, control microbial degradation and protect against oxidative deterioration. “These benefits work together to improve not only the stability, but also the palatability of... ...

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Animal Health Innovation Europe – Investment and M&A: 20-21 Feb 2018

Oct 23, 2017

The Animal Health Innovation Europe Summit is dedicated to showcasing the most innovative emerging animal health companies. Organized by the Kisaco Research Limited, the event will take place from 20th February to the 21st February 2018 in London, United Kingdom. The Animal Health Innovation Europe is a first time regional event that aims to showcase 12 emerging animal health companies. These companies are actively seeking to engage with the industry for either financial investment or possible product licensing and acquisition and each will present to an audience of senior venture capital, private equity and animal health executives. Topics of discussions will cover areas of industry innovation, global trends, regional opportunities and regulatory challenges. Apply now to be considered for the Animal Health Innovation Showcase – a chance for emerging and pre-revenue organisations to pitch their company in front of a room of investors. The Event’ Selection Committee will select twelve companies from the applications to present on-site to the audience. These presentations will showcase the innovation and opportunity that the emerging... ...

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Regenerative medicine events coming up!

Oct 23, 2017

Places still available for first CPD event at University of Glasgow on 20 October, on use of platelet growth factors, with second on class IV lasers in Reading on 8 November. VBS Direct will be hosting two CPD events for clinicians using Class IV lasers and platelet growth factors in veterinary practice. The first event, “Regenerative therapy – the use of platelet growth factors in veterinary practice”, will be held at the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine on 21 October. Key learning points The use of regenerative therapies for the treatment of tendon, ligament and joint injuries The science behind the use of cell therapy in small animals – stem cells and plasma rich platelet therapy (PRP) When to consider using PRP in your patients The use of PRP in practice, including blood sampling, filtration, removal of platelet factor concentrate and patient administration The second event on 8 November at the Best Western Calcot Hotel in Reading will focus on the use of Class IV lasers. Key learning... ...

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Charities praise work of the charitable arm of Burns Pet Nutrition

Oct 23, 2017

Two animal welfare charities have praised the work of the charitable arm of one of the UK’s biggest and most successful independent pet food companies for its efforts supporting them during 2017.   The National Animal Welfare Trust (NAWT) and Appaws for Autism were the official 2017 charities of the Burns Pet Nutrition Foundation, part of Burns Pet Nutrition, a family company in Wales that makes specialist foods designed for the health and wellbeing of pets.   The Burns Pet Nutrition Foundation has run the Burns’ Charity of the Year since 2015 in addition to other community schemes including Burns in the Community and Burns by Your Side, a scheme that helps school children improve their literacy and communication skills with the aid of trained volunteers and their reading dogs.   NAWT operates five rescue and re-homing centres across the South of England. Since working with NAWT, Burns has provided food worth in the region of £60k, and partnered the charity on a number of fundraising and promotional projects.  ... ...

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Henry Schein to webcast third quarter 2017 on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. ET

Oct 23, 2017

Henry Schein, Inc.(Nasdaq: HSIC), the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health, and medical practitioners, announced today that it will release its third quarter 2017 financial results before the stock market opens on Monday, November 6, 2017, and will provide a live webcast of its earnings conference call on the same day beginning at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time. Speakers on the call will include Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, and Steven Paladino, the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Investors can access the call through Henry Schein’s website at www.henryschein.com, by clicking on the “Investor Relations” page and following the link for “Webcasts.” For those unable to listen to the live webcast, a replay will be archived on the Henry Schein website. ...

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Visit the world’s largest veterinary laboratory

Oct 23, 2017

GD Animal Health is more than ready for the future. Seven years of hard work, planning and rebuilding have resulted in an efficient, innovative, sustainable GD Animal Health laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment. The renewed laboratory meets the highest possible quality standards and has been ISO 17025 accredited for a large number of laboratory tests.   GD Animal Health now offers you the possibility not only to visit their unique lab, but also to be trained there by their veterinarians and R&D experts. They are organising a five-day laboratory training programme to be held from 27 November to 1 December.   Laboratory training Are you a laboratory technician looking for a better understanding of – and collaboration with – veterinarians in the field? Would you like to be able to advise veterinary practitioners even better and help them make the right decisions, based on your test results? GD Animal Health’s experts look forward to sharing information with you on these topics. The programme will focus on pigs and poultry and will... ...

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Licence extended for Vetmedin

Oct 23, 2017

Boehringer Ingelheim has extended the licence for Vetmedin, following the largest, most cutting-edge study in veterinary cardiology. Following the study, which was conducted at the RVC, the company believes the new claim will revolutionise the treatment of dogs with asymptomatic mitral valve disease (MVD). EPIC findings The effect of pimobendan in dogs with asymptomatic MVD and cardiomegaly (EPIC) study demonstrated Vetmedin delayed the onset of heart failure for dogs with asymptomatic MVD, providing on average 15 months of additional symptom-free time, as well as extending overall survival. This study was so conclusive – involving 360 dogs in 36 centres, in 11 countries across 4 continents – it was terminated early as it was deemed unethical to withhold Vetmedin from dogs in the placebo group. ‘Major impact’ Vetmedin is the only medication licensed to treat asymptomatic MVD in dogs. Panny Morgan, Vetmedin brand manager at Boehringer Ingelheim, said: “Vetmedin delays the onset of heart failure in dogs with asymptomatic MVD and cardiomegaly, providing 15 months of extra symptom-free time; that’s almost... ...

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Antibiotics in swine – new findings

Oct 23, 2017

Veterinary studies point to ways producers can make better use of drugs in pigs by delivering doses large enough to treat various diseases – but no larger. Vets have completed a series of four studies on some of the most commonly prescribed antibiotics used in pig production. Their findings will allow vets and producers make better use of medications and improve food safety. Pharmacokinetics Prof Locke Karriker. PHOTO: Iowa State University. The studies, conducted by Iowa State University veterinarians in the US, focused on pharmacokinetics, or how drugs move through and exit an organism. One of the research leaders, Locke Karriker – a professor and interim chairman of the university’s Department of Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine – explained working out the factors that influence pharmacokinetics will help vets and producers treat herds as efficiently and effectively as possible, while also ensuring pigs are free of medications when marketed. Correct tissues Prof Karriker said: “In order to treat a disease we have to get the drug to pass through... ...

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VetSurgeon.org: Vets Expose Alternative Medicine as a Trick of the Mind

Oct 23, 2017

Veterinary researchers have this month exposed alternative medicine as just a trick of the mind in a new book: No Way To Treat A Friend and a peer-reviewed scientific paper published in the Veterinary Record titled: Comparison of veterinary drugs and veterinary homeopathy. The authors of both the book and the scientific paper say that their work has important implications for human health. The Veterinary Record paper was authored by a team of veterinary surgeons led by Professor Peter Lees at the Royal Veterinary College in London. It is the most comprehensive review of the best available evidence, research and scientific trials into the efficacy and plausibility of veterinary homeopathy compared to conventional medicine yet published. It concludes: “Homeopathy appears to be one of many examples from the history of medicine, of therapies, conventional and otherwise, which were thought to be effective but were later proved to be ineffective or even harmful.” No Way To Treat A Friend goes further and explains how most of the claims made for other... ...

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Brexit: New agri-trade deals will require 325% rise in veterinary certifications

Oct 23, 2017

As the UK exits the EU, new trade agreements for meat and agricultural products like milk, gelatine and hay could trigger a significant increase in the number of veterinary certifications needed. According to the British Veterinary Association (BVA), this would require many more vets to perform this role. The organisation released its predictions in its response to the Environment Food and Rural Affairs Committee (EfraCom) inquiry into the impact on the UK’s trade in food after Brexit. When the UK leaves the EU, the BVA said it may no longer enjoy the same trading freedom with EU countries and could be treated as a ‘third country’ by the EU.   As such, exports and imports of animals and animal products to and from the EU will need new veterinary certifications. These will need to be developed and supervised, which will require an increase in the number of ‘Official Veterinarians’ to perform this role. According to the UK Chief Veterinary Officer, Nigel Gibbens, the volume of products requiring veterinary certifications could... ...

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