Farms in two of the nation’s leading pork producing states have tested positive for the potentially fatal porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV), U.S. pork industry veterinarian official said Monday. Three farms in Iowa and one Indiana operation have confirmed cases of the virus, said Dr Lisa Becton, director of swine health information and research for [...]
A vaccine to protect sheep and cattle from a virus spread by midges has been approved by UK government vets. The virus, which emerged in the Netherlands and Germany in 2011, can lead to sheep and cattle having stillborn or deformed offspring. The disease has spread to every county in England and Wales, and was [...]
The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported that it is continuing to work with China and neighboring countries to contain the avian flu virus H7N9 which first emerged in the north east of China around Shanghai in early April. The FAO noted China had strengthened the monitoring of migratory birds and established two [...]
Bayer introduced seven dermatology products to the market as the company continues the integration process following the recent acquisition of Teva Animal Health Inc. ChlorhexiDerm 4% Shampoo, Free Form Liquid, Malaseb Flush, OtiRinse, Relief Creme Rinse, and Relief Spray were re-introduced and are now available. In addition, Preva Medicated Wipes were launched to veterinarians. Source: [...]
Zoetis, Inc. announced that the FDA has approved (oclacitinib tablet) for the control of pruritus associated with allergic dermatitis and the control of atopic dermatitis in dogs at least 12 months of age. Apoquel is the first Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor approved for veterinary use that targets the itch and inflammation pathway. The FDA is [...]
April 25, 2013 in Anaesthesia, Body systems, Bovine, Canine, Clinical Pathology, Critical Care, Dermatology, Equine, Exotics, Feline, News, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Products, Rodent, Small Ruminants, Species
Invicta Animal Health has launched EthyCalm Spray, a cryoanalgesic for minor procedures. The active ingredient, ethyl chloride, acts as a local analgesic (pain relief) when sprayed or wiped onto the skin. The vapo-coolant is effective rapidly (in a few seconds) but the effect wears off quickly as the skin warms up again in a few [...]
A new treatment for canine idiopathic epilepsy has been launched by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica. Pexion® is a novel anti-epileptic tablet for dogs that contains the active ingredient imepitoin. This is the first new molecule for this disease area in a number of years. Pexion has a highly targeted mode of action1-3 to specifically suppress a [...]
CE modules provided by Vetacademy in the Online Learning Center at this year’s NAVC Conference have received accreditation from the Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE). This means that each module will count towards the continuing education (CE) targets for veterinarians until March 2015.
Carol Fee, Clinical Director of Surgery at the Zetland Veterinary Hospital in Bristol, has won a competition to correctly identify poisons at BSAVA Congress. She has won a series of CPD modules covering the most common types of animal poisoning.
Dr Sanne Dolieslager, who was funded by Petplan Charitable Trust for her PhD on feline chronic gingivostomatitis through research grant 08-12, has won a prestigious award for her research, namely the ABCD & Merial Young Scientist Clinical Research Award 2013. The European Advisory Board on Cat Diseases (ABCD) invited applications for the 2013 ABCD & [...]