Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. announced it has received approval from the FDA to market Prascend (pergolide mesylate), for treatment of clinical signs associated with pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), also known as equine Cushing’s disease. Prascend is the first and only FDA-approved product for the management of PPID in horses.
Vetericyn has developed a new line of treatment for infections with a unique method of delivery. The ophthalmic and otic wash and spray does not sting or cause discomfort to animals when applied, and is designed to inhibit antibiotic-resistant strains of infections such as MRSA.
The one-step treatment is a welcome advance in treating eye and ear infections, and is currently available in the US, UK and Canada.
An alert has been dispatched by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) quoting Fanconi syndrome-like diseases in dogs that are similar to a case in 2007. No toxin or contaminants have been identified and there have been no product recalls as of yet. Has anyone encountered this issue? What could have caused this? What we [...]
An orphaned black bear has been released from care at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Charlottetown and is heading back to his home province of New Brunswick. The four-month-old male black bear, named Charlie, came to the veterinary college about three weeks ago after he was found by a ranger. It turned out the bear [...]
Delegates representing over one hundred animal health and nutrition companies and sector organizations from around the world will be in Prince Edward Island, June 14-17th for VetHealth Global 2011 – The International Animal Health & Nutrition Business Conference. This is the third biennial animal health and nutrition business conference hosted by the Prince Edward Island BioAlliance, in [...]
The loss of a loved one can throw one for a severe emotional loop. For the most part, family and friends rally around in support. However, if that loved one is a beloved pet, response from others can be severely lacking and sometimes even bemusement at what all the fuss is about. Now a compassionate, [...]
MWI Veterinary Supply, Inc. announced financial results for its second quarter ended March 31, 2011. Total revenues were $367 million for the quarter, 28% higher than revenues for the same period in the prior fiscal year. Net income was $10.3 million for the quarter, 35% higher than net income for the same period in the [...]
Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that, as a result of a recent inspection and a follow-up meeting with FDA, the company has agreed to temporarily suspend distribution of any drug product manufactured at its Shirley, New York facility and marketed by its American Regent, Inc. subsidiary and Animal Health Division. www.luitpoldanimalhealth.com
Modern Veterinary Therapeutics announced the launch of Schebo – Elastase 1 Canine Feces Test in North America and in France. The new Schebo – Elastase 1 Canine Feces Test is indicated for the diagnosis of Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI) in dogs. www.modernveterinarytherapeutics.com
While problems with Lyme disease-carrying ticks seem to be getting worse in some parts of the province, pets are less likely to end up with the disease, according to speakers at a recent veterinary conference. The issue is one of several topics attendees discussed at the Atlantic Provinces Veterinary Conference in Halifax. Dr. Jack Cameron, [...]